Industry Figures & Live Nation Join Forces To Launch World Class Music Venue In Brisbane

Wed 05 Sep

Introducing Fortitude Music Hall!

Key Australian music industry figures and Live Nation have teamed up to launch a brand new world class live music venue in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley – the Fortitude Music Hall.

Set to open in 2019, the venue will become the Queensland capital’s premier live music destination and will also feature a mixed retail and special events space.

The 3,300-capacity space has been backed by John ‘JC’ Collins (owner of Brisbane venue, The Triffid, and former Powderfinger member) and Paul Piticco (co-founder of Secret Sounds), as well as Scott Hutchinson – Chairman of Queensland-based private construction company, Hutchinson Builders.

Fortitude Music Hall will serve as an homage to the iconic Festival Hall, which operated between 1959 and 2003.

“It’s always been our dream and mission to build a venue that fills the void left by Festival Hall and we are proud of the vision we’ve created for The Fortitude Music Hall,” Collins said.

“The master plan is well and truly rolling out for a venue and space that will enhance the area and one that the community will enjoy and benefit from for many years to come. We are doing this for Brisbane!”

Render of The Fortitude Music Hall

Artist’s impression of the Fortitude Music Hall in the Brunswick Street Mall.

The wheels were set in motion after Hutchinson Builders purchased the large building in the heart of Brunswick Street Mall, before Collins and Piticco were brought in to realise the venue.

It can be confirmed today that Live Nation has signed on as a principal partner in the project.

“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.”

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

“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.”

Originally published on The Music by Neil Griffiths on September 5 2018