Pig City: Brisbane's Historic Soundtrack Concert (2007)

On July 14, 2007, Pig City: Brisbane's Historic Soundtrack concert was held at University of Queensland's St Lucia campus. Part of the Queensland Music Festival, the concert was inspired by Andrew Stafford's book Pig City: from the Saints to Savage Garden, which documents Brisbane's music scene from the 1970s through to the 2000s.

The Saints performing at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0348

A cavalcade of performers, past and present, took to the stage, including legendary Brisbane punk rock group The Saints, Regurgitator, The Riptides, David McCormack from Custard, The Apartments, Screamfeeder, Kev Carmody, The Ups and Downs, Pineapples From The Dawn Of Time, Unkle Fats and the Parameters and Kate Miller-Heidke backed by the Brisbane Excelsior Band.

Audience at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0078

UQ News in their August 2007 issue reported approximately 6,000 fans attended the concert. Among the crowd were several well-known identities including author Nick Earls, Hoodoo Gurus guitarist Brad Shepherd, Go Between Robert Forster and Triple J presenter Myf Warhurst.

State Library of Queensland's photographers Reina Irmer and Leif Ekstrom were present throughout the event capturing images of the performers, the stalls and the crowd. Here is a sample of some of the image taken by Reina and Leif. You can peruse the full collection (355 images) via our One Search catalogue.

Schedule. Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0047

Main tent, Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0032

Interior view of the large marquee, Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0019

The Apartments performing onstage at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0090

John Willsteed with The Apartments at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0108

Peter Milton Walsh of The Apartments, Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0102

Screamfeeder at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0129

Tim Steward with Screamfeeder performing at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0115

Kellie Lloyd of the band Screamfeeder, Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0124

Steph Hughes from Screamfeeder at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0117

Ups and Downs on stage at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0159

Kev Carmody performing at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0178

Pineapples from the Dawn of Time at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0218

David McCormack at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0237

Audience at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0273

The Riptides at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0274

Mark Callaghan of The Riptides performing at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0266

Mark Callaghan of The Riptides performing at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0266

The Riptides at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0270

Quan Yeomans and Ben Ely of Regurgitator, Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0302

Regurgitator, Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0300

Quan Yeomans from Regurgitator at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0299

Kate Miller-Heidke at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0310

Kate Miller-Heidke at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0311

Punk rock band The Saints on stage at Brisbane's Pig City Concert, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0320

Chris Bailey from The Saints at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0336

Ed Kuepper, guitarist with the band The Saints, Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. Image 7336-0001-0345

Ivor Hay, drummer with the band The Saints, Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0323

Chris Bailey with the crowd at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0352

Fairground ride at the Pig City Concert, Brisbane, July 2007. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 7336-0001-0065

Do you have any materials (old flyers, posters, stickers, reviews, tickets, recordings, films, videos, photos, letters and other memorabilia) from Queensland’s music scene needing a new home? This material has a valuable place in our music history and cultural heritage and should be looked after and preserved for current and future generations.  Please contact us about any material you think should come to the library.

If you have any memories of this concert please leave a comment on our blog.

Myles Sinnamon - Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland

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