Brisbane – Features – July 2016

We’ve gone through some of the amazing DJ’s and performers that will be taking place at Neko Nation Brisbane, however the main stages aren’t the only place where you can have fun.  There are various places around Neko Nation Brisbane where you can enjoy a wide variety of activities.

Neko Nation Brisbane will of course be featuring our famous free sushi served by catgirls and catboys plus also candy too.  Video gaming will be back and we’ve recently upgraded our gaming consoles to WiiU’s recently!  Take photos at our photobooth thanks to Forgotten Memories photography or try our new purikura machine!  We’ve got awesome cocktails from mulitple bars, inspired by Pokemon Go teams, speaking of Pokemon Go, we’ve got non-stop lures all night!

Neko Nation Brisbane is bound to be massive amounts of fun, whether you’re catching some great DJ’s, mindblowing performances or enjoying numerous features around our venue, Neko Nation Brisbane will provide many options and ways for you to enjoy your night!  <3  (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧


New Venue and Layout

We have moved to our awesome new venue The Brightside.  The new venue is much larger than our previous venue and split up into three different zones, allowing you to have a different experience of the Neko Nation Brisbane event.

The Gateway

This is where it all begins, the first area of Neko Nation Brisbane where you’ll be able to socialise, drink and chill out at Neko Nation, if you ever need a break from the action then head out here, show off your cosplays, get photos taken, meet new people or even catch Pokemon with the lures we’re putting out all night.  This area will be open all night long!

Neko Prefecture

Our new Neko Prefecture is the biggest change to ever take place at a Neko Nation event in Australia.  A massive outdoor festival styled area with undercover sheltering.  We’ve got a massive new stage allowing us to have way more performance styles and performers joining alongside Neko’s best DJ’s from all around Australia.  We’ve got video gaming, amazing decor, a photobooth and even a purikura area!  Due to liquor licensing this area will close at midnight.

BIOS Arena

Neko Nation introduces to you the BIOS production crew.  A team dedicated to making this section hard, fast and intense.  It’ll be a room inspired by Neko events of the past and filled with amazing technical wizards behind the decks.  With it’s own bar, multiple levels to catch the action on, the only indoor arena to make for an intense atmosphere.  While this room starts late, it ends late, going from 9pm to 3am or event later!


Dress to impress!  We’ve got an incredibly open minded dress code when it comes to our events.  While we have a number of photographers getting photos throughout the night, to guarantee your photo it taken, make sure you stop by one of these two spots to get your photos on.


Forgotten Memories Photography

The photobooth will be back at Neko Nation thanks to our friends at Forgotten Memories Photography.  Get you and your friends together to guarantee and strike your best poses.  Show off your amazing cosplays and outfits here and make sure you make a stop here to guarantee that your photo will definitely be posted up after the event!


If you’ve ever been to Japan or even your local arcade, Purikura (プリクラ) machines are a popular and common sight.  These photobooth machines allow you to take photos with your friends and afterwards edit the photos in numerous fun ways.  After editing you’ll be able to collect your photos, this will be free in the Neko Prefecture!

Free Sushi!

Neko Nation’s famous free sushi served by catgirls and also catboys will once again be taking place at this event, as usual make sure you get in early to get plenty of sushi while it’s fresh and plentiful.  If you’re not a fan of sushi we’ve also got candy being served as well.  Our venue also has food options if you prefer other food later on in the night.  Below you can find some details on some of our catgirls and catboys for the night!

Minnie Alice

Minnie is a beautiful character performer (who now works at Seaworld!). A digital artist and HUGE lover of Disney you can tell she is here to entertain! She is becoming well known for her creativity in the digital world. But cute things aren’t only her interests She loves games like league of legends and anime such as Panty and stocking and Madoka!

Twerkin Gherkin

This well known cosplayer has taken the internet by storm with her amazing style and cosplays. While she’s not reading comics or crying over fictional characters she is forever growing her cosplay base not only with absolutely amazing outfits but her character potrayals too! Definitely one to keep an eye on!

Noir Neko

While Noir works as a registered nurse She also loves animals and playing video games.  So check your temperatures and colds at the door because this cutie is wanting to enhance your night with all the cuteness! An avid lover of Neko and anime such as bubblegum crisis and cowboy bebop she is sure to melt hearts!


Gaby loves many aspects of Japanese pop-culture.a lover of japan culture she enjoys anime, Japanese food, culture, music, etc. Having spent time in Japan, she’s grown fond of Japanese lifestyle, both everyday and pop-culture. she enjoys cosplaying  video games and (due to popular belief) studying.


A veteran of Neko nation, Meji joins the team as an honorary catboy! Known for his amazing J-fashion and epic music, he lives and breathes the Japanese lifestyle. He also loves to cosplay, play all kinds of games and create badass sets to jump to!


A fan of cosplay events and a newbie to alternative modelling who absolutely loves kpop, anime and Harajuku fashion. Sugarwolf has a bit of a split personality when it comes to her styles and tastes…. some days she’s sugary sweet, and some days she’s creepy and dark. Either way, she loves to have fun with new styles, fashion, hair and makeup. Her creativeness is sure to keep you mesmerised!


With a bachelor in film and working in photography, This kitten is SET to stun. She is currently working on her own online store selling Harajuku, neko and pastel goth accessories. Clearly interested in Japanese culture, animals and getting some kitten time in with friends, Set is happy to join us on this tour and help make your night memorable


A studious kitten , Koneko joins Set in a wonder duo.  Currently studying animation we cannot wait to see what she is capable of! She is constantly crafting things and when not studying or making shinies she is a full time kitten! So watch out as she pounces around making your night cuter!

Video Gaming Area

Our old Nintendo Wii’s have evolved into WiiU’s, we’ve expanded to two consoles and TV’s to ensure more people can join in our gaming area!

Super Smash Brothers (WiiU)

A popular favourite amongst gamers at Neko, the latest Super Smash Bros has arrived.  Battle on your favourite arenas of the past with amazing new graphics plus new arenas, all your favourite characters are back with some awesome new ones, including DLC characters such as Cloud (FF7), Ryu (Street Fighter), Bayonetta and more!  Best of all, there’s a crazy new 8 player mode, so pickup a Gamecube controller and get brawling!

Pokken Tournament

Pokemon fans will have the opportunity to experience Pokemon’s new fighting based game.  Made by the team behind the successful Tekken franchise, the game allows you to pick numerous Pokemon for combat and support in numerous arenas.  Very simple to pick up and lots of fun, there’s no rapidly tapping your mobile phone here!  Make sure you make a Pokestop here to battle other fellow trainers!


To ensure that you’ll be able to drink and party on we’ve got a number of bars at our event to help keep the party going.

Multiple Bars

Our new venue features multiple bars and more bar staff than ever in the past to ensure better bar service for all.  The Brightside has an insane number of drink options whether you’re into spirits, wines, beers or non-alcoholic.


Show off your love of Team Valor, Team Mystic or Team Impulse with an awesome array of Pokemon Go cocktails on the night.  While having a drink, take advantage of the lures that we’ve left around the venue which is a Pokestop!

Performers + DJ’s


At the Neko Prefecture check out a wide variety of amazing performances!  Visual kei vocalists, dance crew performances, fire twirling, fire staffs, fire eating, burlesque and even a DJ Sona.  Plus we will have our catgirls up on stage dancing throughout the night, for more details check out our recent performers post.


We’ve got not one but two rooms of DJ’s, in the Neko Prefecture you can check out all your favourite anime, gaming and Japanese music DJ’s, we’ve scoured all over Australia for these fantastic DJ’s.  Inside the BIOS Arena, we go hard, fast and late, with some of Brisbane’s technical wizards behind the decks.  To find out more details including lineups check out our recent DJ post.

Performer Lineups

If you want more details on our DJ’s or performers check out recent posts we’ve written up about our DJ’s and performers.

More details on performers

More details on DJs

Performers only

Full Lineup

DJs Only

BIOS Arena

Latest Updates

Neko Nation Brisbane Moves to The Brightside

After the fastest selling Neko Nation Brisbane event, it’s quite clear that we need a much bigger place for Neko Nation Brisbane and we’re moving to the Brightside for our next show!  This amazing new venue has 3 unique areas, an awesome new outdoor festival arena giving you cool air to dance in while still being sheltered, a mega new stage allows for awesome new performances on this section.  We’ve got a new intense rave arena for those who like to stomp hard until the early hours of the morning, while there’s an awesome chill out area where you can get lots of awesome photos, drink and socialise.

Event Details

Neko Nation Brisbane
Caturday, July 30th 2016


The Brightside
29 Warner Street
Fortitude Valley


Earlybirds: $17+bf
Presales: $23+bf
Door: $30

Event Links

Click attending on our event page!

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