Powderfinger‘s John ‘JC’ Collins and co-founder of Secret Sounds Paul Piticco will launch the Fortitude Music Hall next year in partnership with Live Nation.

Located in Brunswick Street Mall in the heart of Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Music Hall will pay homage to the iconic Brisbane venue Festival Hall, which occupied the space between 1959 and 2003. The 3300 capacity venue will also include a mixed retail and special events space. JC said that the design of the Fortitude Music Hall aims to honour the historic traditions for music halls and local musical heritage. “We drew inspiration from all the beautiful and classic Art Deco theatres and venues that existed in Brisbane and were torn down in the 80s,” he said. “Our venue will enhance the area and will be enjoyed and benefited by the community for many years to come. It’s going to be a great addition to the local and national music scene.”

Paul can not thank the Brisbane music community enough for their support for the Fortitude Music Hall and knows how important this project is to them. “We are focused on delivering a very special space for artists, industry and fans alike,” he says. “Over time we hope The Fortitude Music Hall can become as iconic as Festival Hall was,” said Paul.

Live Nation CEO Roger Field says the Fortitude Music Hall is set to be a industry-leading venue in not just Brisbane, but Australia. “The 3300 person capacity will fill a gap in the market,” he says.  “The hall will also ensure that Brisbane continues to attract the highest calibre of performers whilst giving local audiences even more live experiences to enjoy.”

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