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Dots+Loops' NONSTOP 2021


Dots+Loops' NONSTOP 2021

  • Date: Sunday, 12 December 2021, 4pm – 11:30pm AEST
  • Venue: Newstead Brewery Co. — 67 Castlemaine Street, Milton, QLD
  • Tickets: From $20 (Pay-What-You-Can-Afford) — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Dots+Loops' festival wonderland NONSTOP returns for a 6-hour celebration of Australia's most exciting and adventurous post-genre artists.

About this event

"Thanks for the ride!" They jump into your passenger seat. They've roped you into collecting yet another Facebook marketplace purchase for the growing collection of eclectic sculptures that's threatening to take over the front porch of their share-house. "I made this last night!" they say, tossing a tape into your lap. It's labelled NONSTOP 2021 in orange highlighter. You always thought their mixtapes would make great festival lineups...

an irl mixtape by your chaotic friend

Transforming the cavernous upstairs Barrel Hall of Newstead Brewing Co. Milton into a festival wonderland with two stages, an art gallery, an indoor beer garden and music more, Dots+Loops Nonstop returns for a 6-hour celebration of Australia's most exciting and adventurous post-genre artists.

Shannon Ruska opens the festival with a Welcome To Country, and our First Nations partner Cre8tive Nations takes over the stage to feature some of their incredible artists. Shoeb Ahmad weaves a patchwork of sampladelic soundscapes of vocals, guitar and electronics. Madeleine Cocolas shares expansive lush soundworlds in the first of two sets collaborating with artists from our Performance Fellowship program, and cellist David Moran continues the energetic momentum with a riotous set featuring a new work from our inaugural Composition Fellow Oliver Brown. Erik Griswold and Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra present the highly-anticipated Brisbane premiere of Hollows out of Time, a kaleidoscopic journey through percussive prepared piano to blues, film noir and Renaissance counterpoint. Cameron Bower delivers an uncanny experience lingering somewhere between an “ambient tapestry” and a “volcanic eruption” (Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ), followed by an explosion of a different variety in the toe-tapping raucousness of Cigány Weaver. Expo 88 is joined by our Performance Fellows to keep the genre mashup going with infectious jazz-infused electronica, before DJ Avaxa sends the party off into the night.

Alongside this musical smorgasbord, the festival features visual art curated by The Third Quarter, a multidisciplinary installation from local artists Tim Tate and Zenobia Frost commissioned by Dots+Loops, and a special exhibition of photography in memory of Cre8tive Nations’ co-founder, LaVonne Bobongie.

In between it all, grab a bite to eat, sample some of the beers brewed just downstairs, or just relax and catch up with your fellow festival-goers. There’s something for all adventurous ears and eyes at Nonstop.


To make sure everyone can join in, tickets are Pay-What-You-Can-Afford, minimum $20. We encourage those of you with the means to do so to pay more, enabling us to put this event on while keeping it accessible to those in our community who may be experiencing financial difficulties in these strange times. If it is within your means, our suggested ticket price is $35. Every little bit helps support Brisbane's vibrant arts community and the amazing artists in the Dots+Loops family.


Newstead Brewing Co. Milton is fully wheelchair accessible.

PHOTOSENSITIVITY WARNING: Some performances in the festival make use of strobe and other lighting effects which may be disruptive to people who are sensitive to light. A warning will be given at the introduction of each act which uses these effects.

Dots+Loops exists for all members of the community, regardless of gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity or economic background. Our shows are explicitly safe spaces, with no tolerance for bigotry, racism, queerphobia, sexism, misogyny, or ableist behaviours or attitudes.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Hollows out of time : piano quintet by Erik Griswold
— performed by Camerata (Queensland's Chamber Orchestra) and Erik Griswold
Invisibility : cello solo (2009) by Liza Lim
Digital sheet music sample Stolen glances : moments for violoncello and electronics (2018) by Connor D'Netto

Featured artists

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