The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane’s newest live music venue, swung its doors open to the public for the first time on July 26 with a concert featuring a who’s who of homegrown talent. It was a long time coming.
Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane has a rich musical history, launching the careers of The Bee Gees, The Go-Betweens, The Saints, Powderfinger, Savage Garden, The Veronicas, and many more. But its music fans have been crying out for a mid-size venue since Festival Hall was demolished back in 2003 after nearly 45 years in business.
Cry no more. Several years in the making and with tens of millions of dollars invested, the new complex maxes-out as a 3,300-capacity music or event space, with flexible flooring and seating for 1,200 and 2,000. Also, its upstairs bar can host 300 party-goers.