If you're coming to Brisbane and you are looking for something new to do while you are here, why not plan a visit around one of these great events.
When: Saturday October 25th 2014
Where: Suncorp Stadium
The 2014 Four-Nations is the 4th installment of the highly successful rugby league competition. With the ongoing improvement of 2nd tier nations, and the 2013 Rugby League World Cup being hosted in the UK. The Four-Nations will take place in Australia and New Zealand in October / November 2014 with the Final to be held in Wellington, New Zealand.
Kicking off with a double header at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, each team will play each other once in the pool rounds with the top two nations contesting the final at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. The Four Nations will run over four weeks. The format will be much like the early World Cup competitions.
The Four Nations tournament has seen France, Papua New Guinea and Wales all take part against the big three since its inception. There has been many mixed messages from the RLIF in the lead up to the 2013 RLWC about who would be the 4th team. It was originally going to be a play-off between the top to finishing Pacific nations in the RLWC. Then it was changed to the highest finishing nation. With Australia racking up a big scoreline against Fiji in the 2013 World Cup Semi final it seems that there has been a back flip of sorts with a play-off between the top two finishing Pacific nations Samoa and Fiji taking place to secure a Four Nations place.
The play-off match between Fiji and Samoa for a place in the 2014
Four Nations took place on the 3rd of May at Penrith Stadium. Samoa ran
away with the game in the 2nd half of the test defeating Fiji 32 - 16
and securing their Four Nations berth.
The 2014 Four Nations is shaping up to be the most successful Four Nations tournament staged to date and will continue with the Rugby League International Federation's (RLIF) plans to strengthen the international game at the top level.
The schedule for Brisbane is as follows:
Saturday October 25th – England v Samoa (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane) Double Header - Click here for team and fixture details
Saturday October 25th – Australia v New Zealand (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane) Double Header - Click here for team and fixture
October will be here before you know it so take the hassle out of the last minute rush and combine the footy with a night or two away with us here at The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane..
We are located within close walking distance to Central Station for easy and FREE access to the game when you present your game ticket. So don't delay BOOK today!!
When: January 2015
Where: Suncorp Stadium
The 2015 AFC Asian Cup will be the 16th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, an international tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation.
For the first time in its history, the tournament will be hosted outside of Asia with Australia playing host from the 9th to 31st of January 2015. The winner of the tournament will earn the right to compete for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted by Russia.
Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium will host a total of seven games of the AFC Asian Cup in 2015 including six pool games, one of which will feature the Australian Socceroos (on 17th January), plus one quarter-final.
The AFC Asian Cup is the pinnacle for the 47 nations of the Asian Football Confederation.
Australia, Japan, Korean Republic and DPR Korea have already qualified for Australia 2015. Qualifying for the remaining 12 positions is currently underway.
For more information on AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 visit their website and embrace the spirit by booking your stay with us here at The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane.
When: Sunday 14th September 2014
Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
The world's most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli will be visiting Brisbane this September to wow audiences again!
The concerts will be divided into two parts. The first part will consist
of classical opera arias and songs and the second part will feature
some of the most popular hits from his latest album Passione - a collection of the world's most beautiful love songs.
With one of the most recognisable voices in modern music, Andrea Bocelli is a global icon who has forged a career spanning almost 20 years, selling a staggering 80 million records worldwide. His pop career, which includes the much loved Time To Say Goodbye, a duet with Sarah Brightman that reached Number 1 in 1998 in charts around the world may have drawn millions in, but Bocelli has always enthusiastically shared his classical calling.
On January 29th, 2013 Andrea Bocelli released his new, highly anticipated 14th studio album, Passione, which includes some of the most beautiful love songs ever, featuring special duets with Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado and trumpeter Chris Botti. In October 2013 he released the CD-DVD Love in Portofino, an international project featuring solo performances by Maestro Bocelli and some exceptional duets.
Andrea Bocelli last toured in Australia in 2008 performing sell-out arena concerts to an audience of over 65,000.
When: 18 October 2014
Where: Suncorp Stadium
In 2014, the three-Test Bledisloe series will culminate at the Wallabies’ fortress, Suncorp Stadium, in Brisbane on Saturday 18th October.
The Wallabies will again be looking to recapture the mighty Bledisloe Cup trophy next year for the first time since 2002. The All Blacks current reign is the second longest in history, comparable only to the incredible streak established from 1951 to 1978.
The last time Australia hosted two of the three clashes, they lost 27-19 in Sydney but managed a 18-18 in Brisbane, while in 2010 the Wallabies came close again, losing a 23-22 nailbiter at ANZ Stadium.
The ARU CEO, Bill Pulver has shared his thoughts on this mouth watering event-
“It’s also very exciting to have two out of the three Bledisloe Cup games on our own home soil in 2014,”
“We’ll have the first Bledisloe and opening match of The Rugby Championship in Sydney in August as the pinnacle event of the Bledisloe Cup Festival.
“We’d love to think that by the time we meet the All Blacks in Brisbane in October, it will be one-all between Australia and New Zealand and we’ll take hold of the Bledisloe Cup again on our own turf.”
So why not BOOK your accommodation now at The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane. Perfectly situated in the heart of the Brisbane CBD and within very close walking distance to Central Train Station for FREE services on finals night to Suncorp Stadium.
When: 6 - 27, September 2014
Where: Various Brisbane Locations
The annual Brisbane Festival is set to kick off in just a few days! With three big weeks of activities and events the 2014 Brisbane Festival will run from September 6th to 27th.
The Brisbane Festival boasts an exciting program jam-pack full of music, comedy, theatre, dance, circus, opera and more!
South Bank, from River Quay to the Cultural Centre will be a hive of activity including The Telstra Spiegeltent, QPAC and The Courier - Mail Piazza.
Be sure to check out the amazing world of colour and light inside 'Exxopolis' an interactive and inflatable sculpture. Saturday the 6th to Friday 26th of September.
Brisbane Airport Light Garden is also worth a wander through, with a bamboo forest and ornate handmade lanterns twinkling in the night sky! Located in the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank from Saturday the 6th to Saturday the 27th of September.
If you can be in Brisbane on September 27th don't miss the Brisbane Festival finale, Sunsuper Riverfire. This is a pyrotechnic spectacular not to be missed! Vantage points for the evening inlcude: South Bank, Kangaroo Points Cliffs, Victoria Bridge, Captain Burke Park, Wilson's Lookout and the City Riverwalk.
For more information visit Brisbane Festival.
Book your Brisbane Festival accommodation staying at the Manor Apartment Hotel in Queen Street.
When: 4-11 January 2015
Where: Queensland Tennis Centre
Held in January at the Queensland Tennis Centre, the Brisbane International tennis tournament has always been the traditional warm-up tournament for many of the top seeded players of the Australian Open.
However, there has always been one very big, one very noticeable absentee from the tournament… that was until last year! In 2014, the great (greatest ever?), Roger Federer competed in this fantastic event for the first time ever – will the great man grace Pat Rafter Arena again in 2015, or will there be a new draw cards for the 2015 edition of this fantastic tournament?
Stay tuned to our website for further information as it comes to hand and don't forget to get in early and BOOK your accommodation for 2015 with us here at the Manor Apartment Hotel today and stay in the heart of beautiful Brisbane city with everything at your door step!
When: 13 March to 15 March, 2015
Where: Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich
Exciting news for music festival fans! CMC ROCKS, the biggest country and roots music festival in the Southern Hemisphere is moving from the Hunter Valley to Ipswich, Queensland!
CMC Rocks QLD will take place at the Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich in the south-east of Queensland on Friday the 13th of March to Sunday 15th of March, 2015.
CMC Rocks is now in it's eighth year of operation and has lined up multi-platinum selling USA artist Lady Antebellum to headline the event. ARIA winning Troy Cassar-Daley has also been announced to perform.
The festival is expected to attract more than 5,000 international and interstate visitors to Ipswich for the three-day music festival. Ipswich is located just a 1hour drive from Brisbane! Stay at the Manor Apartment Hotel and explore Brisbane before or after you attend CMC Rocks QLD 2015!
When: to 6 October, 2014
Where: Queensland Museum
Love the ocean and wondered what was below - deep deep down?
Well here is your chance to find out - and not even get your feet wet!
Did you know that only 3 people have travelled to its deepest point. We know more about Mars than we do about our deep oceans - how bizarre!
The Deep Oceans Exhibition at the Queensland Museum showcases strange real-life creatures as well as showing us things we've all read about (and seen in the movies) about the myths and legendary fearsome monsters of the deep.
Things to see and do
See a real specimen of a Giant Squid
Meet some of the real-life creatures that have inspired sea monster myths and legends
Experiment with hands-on activities; test the effects of water pressure on your arm or see how colour appears at different depths
Step inside a life-size replica of a bathysphere and hear audio accounts of dives into the deep
Children can learn as they follow characters from the Octonauts on their journey through the exhibition (Octonauts trail recommended for children under 5)
Book your accommodation with us here at the Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane, and then wander over to explore the Deep Ocean Exhibition at the Queensland Museum (or take a bus if you are not in to walking). It's well worth the visit.
When: Saturday October 25th 2014
Where: Riverstage, Brisbane
Soulfest is Australia's first ever Neo-soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop festival. This unique music and cultural festival is taking place across stages in Victoria Park - Sydney, Yarra Park - Melbourne and The Riverstage - Brisbane.
Soulfest Riverstage Brisbane will take place on Saturday the 25th of October on The Riverstage from 12pm to 10pm. Riverstage is a great outdoor entertainment venue located in the heart of Brisbane in the beautiful City Botanic Gardens. The venue opened in 1989 and has been host to countless festivals and sideshows ever since.
Soulfest Brisbane will feature an impressive lineup including Maxwell, D'Angelo, Common, Aloe Blacc, Moss Def, Anthony Hamilton and More.
For all the details head to the Soulfest website.
If you are searching for accommodation for Soulfest or any other Riverstage events, look no further than the Manor Apartment Hotel. Located in Queen Street in Brisbane, you'll be just a 5 minute drive, 20 minute bus ride or 20-25 minute walk from Riverstage! Book today!
When: 27 September 2014 - 25 January 2015
Extended Season now in Brisbane!
At last it's Brisbane's turn to experience the Lion King Musical. Originally planned only for a 8 week season, the musical will now run until the end of January. If you enjoyed the movie, the songs and the story of Simba's growing from cub to King with his friends, and uncle Scar, then you'll love the musical.
Stay at Manor Apartment Hotel when you visit Brisbane to see The Lion King Musical. Located just minutes from Central Station you can catch the train to South Brisbane - just 2 stops, or you could walk down Queen Street and across the bridge to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (about 15 minutes depending on you walking speed).
When: From February 14th 2015
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC
WICKED ‘The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz’ will have audiences spellbound at the Lyric Theatre from the 14th of February 2015.
WICKED tells the story of two unlikely friends and how they became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
This production is the most awarded new musical and Broadways number one show and has been described as ‘awe-inspiring’ and ‘spectacular’!
The New York Times said it’s ‘The Defining Musical of the Decade.’
Winner of 90 major awards including a Grammy, three Tony Awards and six Helpmann Awards including Best Musical – WICKED is a show that you don’t want to miss!
Book WICKED the Musical tickets now via QPAC.
Book your Brisbane accommodation staying in the charming boutique four-star accommodation of The Manor Apartment Hotel. Perfectly located in Queen Street to explore Brisbane City.
If you are planning a visit to Brisbane here is a list of some key events for the next few months. Why not book your accommodation with us and enjoy a night out: CONFERENCES SPORTS
FUTURE KEY EVENT DATES
6 - 9 July, 2014 - ICIM 2014
27 - 31 July, 2014 -ICON 2014-The 12th International Cognitive Neuroscience Conference
6 - 9 August, 2014 - Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Exhibition
10 - 14 August, 2014 - AILA World Congress
10 - 16 November, 2014 - G20 Summit
9 July, 2014 - State of Origin Final - Suncorp Stadium
18 October, 2014 - Bledisloe Cup - Suncorp Stadium
4 - 11 January, 2015 - Brisbane International Tennis - Tennyson
Asia World Cup - Suncorp Stadium - January 2015