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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | February 24, 2020

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Brisbane Venue Guide Continued

Brisbane Venue Guide Continued

| On 27, Jul 2017

Here’s the next instalment of our venue guide for Brisbane! This week we have quite an eclectic mix of venues.

The Triffid:
7-9 Stratton St, Newstead QLD 400


The Triffid is a venue that quite literally provides the quality vibes, with its curved ceiling crafting Brisbane’s most iconic acoustics. Due to this clever design, it always feels as though you’re super close to the stage no matter what angle you’re grooving from. The venue brings together some of the greatest acts both locally and globally, making it one of Australia’s most highly regarded entertainment venues.

Capacity: 700

Some artists who have performed there: Ballpark Music, The Jungle Giants, San Cisco, Big Scary, Kilter, Dustin Tebbutt, Lisa Mitchell, Dope Lemon and King Gizzard


The Old Museum:
480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006

old museum

Being an old museum building it is only natural that this venue is able to showcase such a wide range of creative projects and performances. From classical to folk to rock, you name it and this versatile venue has had it echoing through its beautifully constructed frame. This venue has multiple stages, studios and rooms which enable it to host so many concerts throughout the year.

Capacity: 300-550 (as per different sections of the building)

Some artists who have performed there: All our Exes Live in Texas, Joe Pugg, Bry, Dodie Clark and performances from Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra and Queensland Youth Choir


The Brightside:

27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006


The Brightside is where boredom goes to die and all the alternative music fans come to boogie! This venue is a surefire way to brighten up your night. Their most recent launch is a Brisbane Edition Lip Sync Battle along with heat four of their own classic Homegrown Battle of the Bands competition. The outdoor area of this venue is laced with bunting and fairy lights which give it a homey atmosphere, with Lucky Egg just outside the door, ready to provide for all your deep-fried food needs. They will also be hosting part of the upcoming Against the Grain festival from the carpark, so it’s never really a dull moment at The Brightside!

Capacity: 1500 (in whole building)

Some artists who have performed there: Velociraptor, Young Lions, Dead Letter Circus, Superheist and Boat Show


The Zoo:
711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006


This brick and timber adorned building has been dubbed one of Brisbane’s prime ‘cult venues’. Entrepreneur Pixie Weyand is the current owner of this venue and has been making the effort to preserve its legacy of supporting local independent artists. The Zoo is amongst the most affordable gig venues, especially considering their regular Five Bands for Five Bucks nights which are always an absolute ball. Despite this being one of Brisbane’s oldest venues, it always stays up to date with sourcing fresh talent and providing eminent entertainment. 

Some artists who have performed there: The Pixies, Silverchair, Violent Soho, The Black Keys, Gomez, Tortoise, Mogwai, Nick Cave, Ben Harper, Real Estate, Blues Explosion, Spiderbait, DMA’s, Lorde, and British India

We hope that you found your niche venue within the Brisbane scene! There are still plenty more nifty venues.

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