Fish Lane Festival is returning for 2018 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

On May 12 the South Brisbane laneway will again be transformed into what has evolved into one of the city’s best annual street parties over recent years.

Kicking off from midday, the festival will feature gourmet bites, premium booze, artwork from Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong, and a bunch of live musicians and DJs. Craft beers will be put on by presenting partner Colonial Brewing Co, with wine provided by Innocent Bystander and Brown Brothers. There will also be pop-up cocktail bars, including a Tanqueray gin garden and the Pimm’s caravan.

For food, Messina, Julius, Bird’s Nest, Chu the Phat and Five Sisters all return. But perhaps key to the festival’s success is that Fish Lane and the wider South Brisbane area have continued to change dramatically over the past 12 months; Ol’ School, Nom on Melbourne, Billykart Bar and Kiss the Berry have all opened in recent months and will make their pop-up debuts in 2018.

As always, entry is free. But maybe get there early if you want to beat the madding crowds.

Fish Lane Festival returns to Fish Lane, South Brisbane on Saturday May 12. Follow the event Facebook page for updates.

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