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high rotation Bernard Fanning first guitar and original artwork for album cover, museum of Brisbane

Get a backstage pass to three epic decades of Brisbane’s incredible music scene from 1989 to 2019, as High Rotation reveals a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene to the world stage.

Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages.

Showcasing some of Brisbane’s most memorable musicians, High Rotation is set to take music lovers down memory lane, while introducing a new generation to this iconic musical era through film clips, photographs, instruments, souvenirs, and ephemera, as well as an immersive digital component to elevate audience experience.

Music is an intrinsic part of Brisbane’s cultural backbone, and the city is long known for being a hotbed of emerging music, with many homegrown artists fostering a gung-ho, do-it-yourself approach to music making. Experience a thirty-year catalogue of rare, remastered film clips, and hear from music labels, managers, artists, producers, and venue managers, as they share the stories, influences and highlights from Brisbane’s past, present and future of Australian music.

Tune in to the musical prowess of artists including pop and rock heavyweights Keith UrbanThe Veronicas, SheppardGeorge, and Kate Miller-Heidke, as well as indie darlings The GratesViolent Soho, Emma Louise, and Ball Park MusicHigh Rotation also pays homage to heritage legends, including Kev Carmody, Powderfinger, Custard, Regurgitator and Savage Garden as well as rising stars including WAAXThelma Plum, and Confidence Man.

High Rotation

  • When: 30 August – 19 April CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND BOXING DAY
  • Where: Museum of Brisbane 
  • Cost: Adult | $12, Students/Concession | $9, Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children) | $30, Under 12 | Free. Free entry to High Rotation,Fridays between 5pm – 7pm. Simply quote ‘FRIDAY NIGHT FREEBIE’ at the ticket desk.
  • Who: Brisbane Families that love the music

For more information and to book tickets visit


September 19, 2019
April 19. 2020
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Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street)
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
(0)7 3339 0800

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