Live Music at the Summertime Riverfest

Gold Coin Entry
Riverside Drive, West End

ARC Headling the Pradella River Stage

Headlining the Pradella River Stage at the Summertime Riverfest featuring Australia’s Biggest Duck Race for a one-off show is Australia’s premiere supergroup, The Antipodean Rock ‘n’ Roll Collective (ARC), featuring four of Aussie rock’s most iconic players – Kram from Spiderbait, Mark Wilson from Jet, Davey Lane from You Am I and Darren Middleton from Powderfinger.

With 33 Aria Awards and 16 Top 10 albums between them, ARC will entertain with music that everyone truly loves, playing some of the biggest hits from each of the members’ respective bands.

ARC’s show will be a chance to genuinely interact with some of the best rock ‘n’ roll from yesterday and today. And still party like there’s no tomorrow.

The River Stage will provide festival goers with a perfect opportunity to chill out along the river banks while enjoying a Saturday session with some of Brisbane’s best local artists.



Screamfeeder. They’re the band every Australian grew up with, whose songs are imprinted into the DNA of any music-lover who came of age in the 90’s and 00’s.

A band that combines loud with beautiful, intense with joyous, chaotic with precise and pulls it all together in a way that very few acts ever manage. Now they’re back, better than ever.



While they may slide effortlessly across the genre map, CKNU make music that when stripped back, exists to make you have a good time. This is soul with a sly grin.

Louise Adams

Her voice is unique, strong yet powerfully feminine. She exudes a fresh vintage sound with flecks of blues, soul, country and indie pop evident in her singing, songwriting and music. Louise and her band of talented songwriters and performers have undeniable energy, chemistry and talent on stage. Louise is captivating audiences around Australia; with festivals like Adelaide Fringe, Tamworth, Bendigo Blues, Blenheim and Castlemaine State Festival under her belt, plus supports for Boy & Bear, Mia Dyson, Jeff Lang, James Reyne, and Melody Pool.

The Hi-Boys

The Hi-Boys are a wild traditional rockabilly band hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Australia but have not let the big island hold them. Having also played alongside some of the greatest international acts including Big Sandy, Los Straitjackets, Deke Dickerson and Dale Watson, as well as Australian icons Cold Chisel and The Living End.

LS Philosophy

LS Philosophy is a high energy, groove-based band with elements of funk, rock and acid jazz.  It draws on influences from artists such as The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai and Roy Hargrove.

LS Philosophy’s original sound features soulful female vocals on a bed of tight drum and bass grooves, mixed with vintage keyboards and driving guitar.  A punchy horn section provides the final ingredient to this funky seven-piece.

LS Philosophy brings together a group of talented musicians from around South East Queensland, each with abundant industry experience.  Made up of a close-knit group of friends and family, the band members share a common goal of creating their own unique brand of music.



A collective of sorts, more than the sum of its parts – not quite a super-group, but definitely one worth knowing about. Their albums are widely praised, both in Australia and in the US where they made quite a splash on college radio. Their 2012 album ‘Come Up Invisible’ made the AMP long list, was a finalist for Queensland Album of the Year, and shifted a serious number of albums for an indie release. This is whip-smart rock music, made for all kinds of audiences in all kinds of places. 

Regatta Ducks Nuts Inn (18+)

The Regatta Hotel has moved to the Summertime Riverfest for the party! Pull up the perfect pew, front and centre of the Pradella River Stage to catch all the festival’s best action!  
Grab your flock a booth and relax for the afternoon or shake your tail feathers into the evening and hit the dance floor in front of the River Stage.  You’d be quackers to miss this one.

Australia's Biggest Duck Race

It’s a quacking great race that could win one lucky duck a $45,000 car, a $15,000 holiday voucher a $10,000 boat, or a $4,200 travel voucher!

The 4pm show stopper event will see tens of thousands of yellow rubber ducks tipped in to the Brisbane River, turning the water into a sea of yellow as they race along a 100m course in the fight against cancer. First beaks across the line win the above prizes! 


First prize: A Motor Vehicle Valued at $45,000.

Second prize: $15,000 Travel Voucher.

Third prize: A Stessco 389 Squire Boat with 2 Stroke Suzuki Outboard. Valued at $10,000 (thanks to Port of Brisbane)

Fourth prize: $4,200 Travel Voucher

Festival attractions are subject to change and the full program is yet to be confirmed… stay tuned!

Support the festival