The much anticipated opening for the new What’s Golden venue at the Tivoli was a night to remember. With bubbles on arrival and a ‘golden dress’ theme that the crowd embraced, the new music venue’s redesign had an art décor that was both charming and inviting.

Starting off the night was Pub Choir’s own Meg Bartholomew who hosted the event. Commanding attention with her bold stage presence, she convinced everyone to drop their canapes and pay attention to the important Welcome to Country, where respects were paid to the traditional owners of the land. Met with a big round of applause, Co-Founder Dave Sleswick explained why he created What’s Golden. “You’re all probably wondering, what is What’s Golden? Well, it is a space that is designed to give more opportunities to local bands, that wouldn’t typically sell out the Tivoli. Named after the Jurassic Five song, What’s Golden it is a space that pays homage to all the good things that have happened at the Tivoli and a reminder for us to keep holding on to what’s golden,” said Sleswick.

The captivating entertainment for the night was Buttercats, an eclectic trio from Brisbane, playing both original music and an impressive ABBA cover that had the audience grooving. Their pastel blazers commanded attention and put everyone in the dancing mood for the headliners First Beige. First Beige, a six-piece band hailing from Brisbane, had an infectious and energetic performance, showing off their disco grooves and sweeping synths, the guests partied late into the night. What’s Golden has an array of events coming up including acts such as; Honcho Disko, Sonic Boom, Clea and Good Boy. Visit the official website to find out more and show your support for local live music.

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