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The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust

And the Spiders from Mars


SAT 06–TUE 09 FEBRUARY, 2016


Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Electric Moon

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust was originally conceived to celebrate this incredible album and David Bowie’s beautiful music.

With the shocking news of his death on Mon 11 Jan, this show is now also a loving tribute, honoring the work of one of the very greatest music artists of the last 50 years. Every note and every word in this show now has new meaning, deeper resonance and stronger ties to the hearts of those who love him and the music. The artists in this show are going to bring the music to you in the spirit of joy, respect, celebration, honor and the deepest possible shared love of his work and life. We have now made a second show available and we invite you all to join us to honor and share the work of this unique artist.

The creators of the show will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Witness David Bowie’s 1972 masterpiece performed live in its entirety by a stellar cast of Brisbane’s finest.

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars heralded David Bowie as an international superstar. The end of the world, glam rock fantasies and the queerest of unrequited loves are all explored in this ground-breaking album that features classics “Five Years”, “Moonage Daydream”, “Star” and “Ziggy Stardust”.

Don’t miss this live retelling, directed by James Lees and presented as a rock ‘n’ roll cabaret spectacular by a who’s who of Brisbane musicians.

This event is part of MELT: A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture 2016.
Known for
Brisbane Pride Festival, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Women In Voice, Transformer - The Album In Concert

About the Show


Performed by Alison St Ledger, Sandro Colarelli, Lucinda Shaw, Brett Harris, Emma Dean, Daniel Hack, Tim Steward, Sahara Beck, Jeff Lovejoy, Andrew Saragossi, Terry Dixon, Parmis Rose, Sallie Campbell, Mark Angel, Kevin Haigh, Chris Dixon.
Produced and Directed by James Lees
Lighting Design by Andrew Meadows

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Locations, Directions + Transport page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via Brunswick Street and Oxlade Drive.

Is there food and drink available?
Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our First Time Visitors page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Take the Generator audio tour
Download the free Generator app from the App Store to take an audio tour of Brisbane Powerhouse. Explore untold stories from the days when the Powerhouse was an electricity generator, to its current role as a generator for the arts.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.