Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane’s New ‘Festival Hall’ to Open in July 2019

Fortitude Valley, once the centre of alternative music in Brisbane, will become livelier with the soon-to-open Fortitude Music Hall.

The brand new music venue, located at 312 Brunswick Street right in the middle of the Brunswick Mall is slated to open this July.

It will be a 3,300-capacity venue with a mix of retail stores, an events space and a smaller, intimate “bar-style” venue for approximately 300 guests upstairs.

The $43 million venue is backed by construction giant Hutchinson Builders, former Powderfinger bass player John Collins and and the band’s former manager Paul Piticco, in partnership with his Secret Sounds Group co-founder Jess Ducrou.

Fortitude Music Hall’s launch will be a celebration of Brisbane music, according to Collins who announced there will be performances from Queensland’s artists.

As early as now, the venue already has bookings for the second half of 2019. Aussie surf rock and garage trio Skegss will perform in the venue this July whilst British rock band Architects will hold a concert in the music hall in August.

The Beatles’ Abbey Road Live, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic album, will also take place in the Fortitude Music Hall in August 2019.

Collins has high hopes for the new music venue, anticipating it to become a popular destination not just Friday and Saturday night but throughout the week.

The new music hall is set to replace the Brisbane Festival Hall, an iconic indoor arena sold and demolished in August 2003.

It hosted performances for virtually every major tour by visiting overseas artists, with the likes of The Beatles, The Bee Gees,  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, U2, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Scott Hutchinson, CEO of Hutchinson Builders, believes that the venue will fill a huge gap in the market, since the demolition of the original Festival Hall.

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