Queen’s Wharf to Welcome New Live Entertainment Hub LiveWire

LiveWire, a new live entertainment hub at the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development on William Street in Fortitude Valley, will bring the vibrant sounds of Brisbane to life from August 2024 with an eclectic lineup spanning music, comedy, and more. 

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This genre-defying venue aims to unearth the city’s next headline artists, showcasing homegrown talent at the forefront of a dynamic rotation of live acts and late-night entertainment.

With its invigorating ambiance and breathtaking river vistas, the venue seeks to transport guests through a unique night of discovery, featuring heart-stirring solo performances, adrenaline-inducing headliners, side-splitting comedy acts, and classic Australian anthems. 

Whether basking in melodies or succumbing to the irresistible pull of the dancefloor, LiveWire will serve as a beacon for Brisbane’s burgeoning music scene.

Building upon the beloved LiveWire 24/7 Sports Bar at Treasury Brisbane, this newly announced venue provides an additional platform for Brisbane’s vibrant arts community. Alongside a dedicated Sports Bar, LiveWire aims to further enhance the entertainment experience by introducing a specialised live entertainment space.

Photo credit: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane/Facebook

Kelvin Dodt, The Star Brisbane’s Chief Operating Officer of Hospitality, emphasised that this exciting new chapter will honour the exuberant energy and entertainment synonymous with the iconic LiveWire brand whilst showcasing and celebrating some of the region’s biggest and brightest stars.

“The Star is committed to supporting and presenting the best of Queensland whether it’s local produce, art or music and entertainment,” said Mr Dodt.

“Brisbane is building a well-deserved reputation as a world class city and as such needs a vibrant night-time entertainment economy that thrives every day of the week.”

“LiveWire will contribute to Brisbane’s cultural fabric and ensure the city’s new multi-billion-dollar project reenergises a previously underutilised riverside precinct through entertainment, dining, art and unique experiences for everyone to enjoy and embrace their way.”

Boasting an open, lively atmosphere with panoramic river views, the sleek yet vibrant LiveWire venue will serve up a variety of signature cocktails, like ‘The Rocktail’ – a sweet, citrusy blend of strawberry and passionfruit puree, echoing the space’s energetic vibe. Special booth packages will also be available for events and celebrations.

Photo credit: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane/Facebook

The renowned international design firm Hassell was tasked with crafting LiveWire’s bold, revamped identity. They created a dramatic interior meant to ignite the senses with a powerful visual experience. 

Strategically positioned suspended speakers envelop the space, transforming any occasion into a captivating celebration of sound and spectacle. Complemented by a custom-designed ceiling for maximum acoustic control, LiveWire will deliver a sensational sonic experience that resonates from the cozy lounges to the expansive dancefloor.

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LiveWire joins the array of new offerings announced for The Star Brisbane, the entertainment nucleus at the heart of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct.

Published 24-April-2024

Fortitude Valley’s New Globe Theatre Faces Final Curtain, but There May be Hope of Saving It

New Globe Theatre in Fortitude Valley has announced that it will close for good at the end of April 2018.

The organisers shared the sad news on Facebook earlier this month, after extensive discussion with stakeholders of the live music venue.

The announcement came as a shock to many who had fun memories of the music and arts venue. Known for presenting live music, cult films, burlesque, slam poetry, musical theatre and drag shows, New Globe Theatre prides itself on supporting local live music and arts.

Despite the impending closure, the venue remains committed to all the shows that have been booked up until the end of April.

Fund Raising

Hope may not be completely lost for the live music and arts venue as supporters are finding ways to save it.

One move is a GoFundMe campaign called “Save The Valley’s #1 Arts Venue,” spearheaded by Aurora Storm Baxter. The campaign is not intended to save the New Globe Theatre per se, but to fund a new venture that will keep the spirit and vibe of the beloved local venue.

Funds will go to licensing, equipment and stock and basically securing the lease for a rebranded venue. The campaign aims to raise $50,000, but in case the goal is not reached, all money plus fees and charges will be refunded to the donors.

Ms Baxter is also doing fundraising shows until April to help refurb and re-open the venue after closing.

See the GoFundMe campaign here.