It’s EKKA time


The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) has gone back to the future in a celebration of heritage and innovation, welcoming The Old Museum back to the show.

For the first time since 1897, The Old Museum will return to its original home for the 10 days of show, transformed for Ekka into the new Flower and Garden Exhibition and the Quilts Across Queensland .

This year’s show will feature brand new world class entertainment including a spectacular new night show and never before seen fireworks display.

This year’s Show was the 25th anniversary celebration of another Ekka institution, the Fashion Parades.

The Main Arena will come alive each night with the spectacular never before seen night show, EkkaNITES – featuring world firsts and showcasing incredible female talent. The night show is made up of four main parts – tradition, the Hot Wheels High Octane Show, live music and of course the breathtaking fireworks finale. The world-class show will feature a brand new design, more extreme sports, a tribute to Aussie music and pyrotechnics never before seen in Australia.

The breathtaking EkkaNITES fireworks finale will feature a Pyrotechnic Tower never before seen in Australia. Fireworks will be fired from 49 positions on the 25 metre high tower creating a Bellagio fountain effect – shooting sideways, inwards and skywards – engulfing the entire arena in explosive light and colour.

Quad motorcycles will tow 20 kites with silver fountain fireworks, while six illuminated horses will gallop around the arena changing colours before the crowd’s eyes.

The audience won’t miss a second of the action, with the 360 degree show design allowing them to have an equal experience from any spot. Topping off the spectacle will be the fireworks soundtrack – a custom made mash up of jukebox classic hits mixed in the Main Arena by hot Brisbane DJ Yakedo.