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British band Gorillaz. Source: AP ELTON John is in town on Wednesday, Stevie Nicks on Saturday and the Gorillaz have also launched their new album. It’s a big week for music with Screamfeeder and Stereosonic adding to the bill. Music writer Noel Mengel gives us the rundown of the top five music events this week. 1. ELTON … Continue reading »

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Your guide to a night of Christmas carols and reflection

QUEENSLAND SPIRIT: This year’s Lord Mayor’s Carols in the City will remember those who lost everything in the Queensland floods.Pic Jono Searle Source: The Courier-Mail THE producer of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Carols in the City refuses to check for rain despite last year’s drenching. Leisa Barry-Smith, 41, of Keperra, who has pulled together the December 10 … Continue reading »

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Backpacker Storm

Even when the skies are angry, God smiles on Brisbane Backpackers. When the storms come to Brisbane its a sight to see.

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Brissie targets nation’s largest beer fest Oktoberfest celebrations in Brisbane at the RNA showgrounds. Picture: Peter Wallis Source: The Courier-Mail Brisbane Backpackers !!!! get to this….. ORGANIZERS of Brisbane’s annual Oktoberfest festivities on the national map, by making this year’s event the largest beer fest in the country. The target comes as the original Munich Oktoberfest – … Continue reading »

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Join in and help the Leukaemia

Light up the night in support of the Leukaemia Foundation Brisbane Backpackers can join in to help one of Brisbane’s charities just by being at South Bank on Wednesday night. Thousands of people are set to Light the Night and create a beautiful sea of glowing lights along South Bank on Wednesday as part of … Continue reading »

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Backpacker Love

You travel from a far distant land to experience the wonders of Australia. Now your in Brisbane Backpacker Hostel Somewhere to Stay, and in Brisbane, Love is in the air. The mornings are cool and beautiful, at Brisbane backpacker Somewhere to Stay every morning you awake to love birds chirping in our gardens, numerous wildlife rustles in our … Continue reading »

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Brisbane Festival – psyche!

The much awaited annual Brisbane Festival has finally arrived! There are lots of free things to do an see, starting with the epic Sunsuper Riverfire Display – this Saturday the 3rd of September at Southbank! It is a month long celebration of Brisbane community, bringing together local musical acts, theatre performances, dance troupes, fireworks displays, … Continue reading »

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Brisbane Backpackers check out the Ekka

What you need to know about the Ekka The Ekka is short for “Exhibition” and every year Brisbane hold one big party. So if your a visitor and looking for something local with that Aussie flavor, you can’t go past the Ekka. So Brisbane backpackers here’s what you need to know. WHEN: August 11-20 WHERE: RNA … Continue reading »

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Brisbane Legend of Rock ‘n’ Roll George explored

BRISBANE LEGEND: “Rock ‘n’ Roll” George Kiprios. Picture: David May Source: The Courier-Mail For 60 years, George Kiprios, aka Rock ‘n’ Roll George, drove his beloved Holden 48-215 around the streets of Brisbane. Regular as clockwork he cruised the city, radio blaring and wearing his trademark purple stovepipe trousers. As he and the car aged, George became … Continue reading »

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Lucy Kinger King

SomeWhere’s Profile · SomeWhere’s Wall SomeWhere To Stay The River Loop bike ride – Starts from Southbank Riding along the Brisbane River boardwalk. Picture: As done by every exercise cyclist. A couple of hills, and many many minor variations. Starts at South Brisbane and goes out to Indooroopilly and loops back again. It can also be done … Continue reading »

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