Tickets have gone on sale for the much anticipated Fire Gardens, which will take over the City Botanic Gardens in the Brisbane CBD September 11 to 14 as part of Brisbane Festival. Over four nights the installation will transform the gardens with sculptures, terracotta urns and handcrafted fire pots – all holding thousands of individual flames.
World-renowned outdoor artists Compagnie Carabosse are responsible for the event. The French collective’s installation has been a huge success across the world with its illuminated pathways, enormous fiery spheres and flaming structures set in ponds and streams.
For ticket prices, the sooner you book the better; the cheapest $20 allocation is already exhausted on certain nights. The most expensive release is $33.
“Tickets are released in batches, starting at the lowest price,” Brisbane Festival artistic director David Berthold said in a media statement last month. “When each batch sells out, tickets are then sold at the next price point. The sooner you book, the greater the chance you have of securing the cheapest tickets. It’s a bit like booking a flight or a hotel – getting in early is of the essence.”
Ticketholders will be admitted in five waves (spaced 30 minutes apart) from 6pm nightly and can stay as long as they wish to experience the fire sculptures. Up to 40,000 people are expected to attend the event, so best get booking.
Brisbane Festival’s full schedule will be released in July.