Brisbane is to host the first ever Brisbane Pho Horns Festival on May 13, 2018.
The festival, which will be held on the shores of the Gold Coast, will include live music, food, vendors, and a raffle to help support local charities.
“It’s going to be a really fun festival, and we’ve got a lot of support from the community, and it’s going a bit further than we thought,” festival co-founder and CEO, Paul Lee said.
“We’re going to bring together all sorts of Queenslanders, so it’s a really exciting event for the Gold and Sunshine Coast.”
Brisbane has the second highest concentration of people of any city in Australia, after Sydney, with 1.3 million people living there.
The Brisbane Phong Festival is expected to attract up to 1,000 people, with other events planned for the city’s nightlife, sporting and arts districts.
Mr Lee said the festival would provide more opportunities for people to see what the Golds and Sunshine is all about.
“People are going to enjoy the food and the music and the food vendors are going all over the city, so that’s going all the way up to the Olympic Park,” he said.
Mr Leung said he wanted the festival to be an opportunity for Brisbaneers to meet other locals and share experiences.
“I think that it’s important for people of all ages to come and experience this kind of community, it’s not something you get to experience every day,” he explained.
The Gold Coast has a strong presence of beef in the city as a source of protein, and the festival will focus on showcasing the variety of Australian-grown beef in Queensland.
“There’s some very tasty things in there,” Mr Lee said, describing the beef as a “soup-like thing”.
Mr Lee and the other co-founders plan to use a “laboratory-style” festival to showcase the variety, from the beef to other local producers.
“The beef is a lot better quality, it comes from more than one farm, so you have to take it to the next level,” Mr Leung explained.
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