News September 5, 2018

New Live Nation-backed Brisbane venue revealed as The Fortitude Valley Music Hall

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New Live Nation-backed Brisbane venue revealed as The Fortitude Valley Music Hall

After months of build-up, details have finally been revealed about Brisbane’s newest live music venue The Fortitude Valley Music Hall.

The venue is a joint venture between Live Nation, John ‘JC’ Collins (former member of Powderfinger/owner of Brisbane venue The Triffid), Paul Piticco co-founder of Secret Sounds and Scott Hutchinson, chairman of Queensland based Hutchinson Builders.

“The Fortitude Music Hall is set to be an industry-leading venue not just in Brisbane, but in Australia,” Live Nation Australasia CEO Roger Field said.

“The 3,300 person capacity will fill a gap in the market and will ensure that Brisbane and the Valley continue to attract the highest calibre of performers while giving local audiences even more live experiences to enjoy.”

As well as the live music venue the Hall will also include as mixed retail and special event spaces, Collins is particularly excited about Live Nation’s involvement considering their venue pedigree.

“Live Nation own and operate some of the best live music venues in Australia and all over the world. From the Palais Theatre in Melbourne to the House of Blues venues across the United States and venues such as the iconic Brixton Academy in London, Live Nation’s experience is unparalleled,” Collins said.

“We drew inspiration from all the beautiful Art Deco theatres and venues that existed in Brisbane and were torn down in the 80s.”

Fortitude Valley Music Hall is one of the biggest live music projects in Queensland history, costing a reported $43 million to construct with the hopes that it will fill the void left by iconic venue Festival Hall, which was torn down in 2003.

“The support we’ve received from the Brisbane community and the music community nationally has been incredible,” Piticco said.

“We are focused on delivering a very special space for artists, industry and fans alike. Over time we hope The Fortitude Music Hall can become as iconic as Festival Hall was.”

Hutchinson told TMN last week that he expects to see artists on the venue stage as early as May 2019.

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