Rochelle Auman | 07 August 2019

Once upon a time, the laneways around Fortitude Valley were nothing special. Now, they are a vibrant hub of culture and the Hidden Lanes Festival is back in 2019 to champion them in a celebration of fashion, art, food, music and entertainment like no other!

This day-long festival will transform the five lanes—Bakery, California, Lucky, Little Valley and Winn Lane— that call Fortitude Valley home into a FREE party on Saturday October 26, complete with art installations, markets, food, fashion, masterclasses and live music!

Speaking of live music, The Hidden Lanes Festival has also just announced their first live line-up! Filling The Lanes with some fresh tunes will be the likes of Wollongong four-piece, The VANNS, who have recently been the supporting acts for Catfish and the Bottlemen and Ocean Alley, and are also hot on the heels of their huge new single ‘Mother’; Tyne-James Organ, fresh off his Splendour In the Grass 2019 set; as well as a slew of talented local and interstate acts like Demon Days, Ella Fence, Pink Matter, The Oogers, and many more!

In addition to the music trail, the 80 businesses spread across these lanes will be showcasing contemporary fashion and beauty, innovative artwork and design and culinary delights (with some of the best in food and wine), so you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice! And the best part? You’ll be able to meet the makers behind these creations on the day! Some of them will also be running masterclasses, so keep an eye out for those if you’d like to try your hand at something new!

Whatever you’re interested in, there is bound to be something at The Hidden Lanes Festival for you! Gather your friends and family and make a day of it—with endless opportunities to eat, drink, dance, shop, chat, learn and marvel, it’ll be a day out to remember.

The Hidden Lanes Festival
FREE all-ages event
When: 10am – late, Saturday October 26
Where: Bakery Lane; California Lane; Lucky Lane; Little Valley Lane; and Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley

About the author


Rochelle is a 5-foot sass bomb with a serial penchant for taking photos of her daily adventures and writing about them. When she’s not on-the-go or working on a project, she loves watching hedgehog videos, scouting out new cafes with her friends, and drinking hot chocolate like it’s water.


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