The Fortitude Music Hall
Brisbane’s live-music scored a huge boon in 2019 with the arrival of the Fortitude Music Hall. The gargantuan live-entertainment venue is situated on Brunswick Street Mall, and boasts a whopping $40-million refurbished theatre, event and function space holding up to 3300 patrons. The 2500 square-metre site was been purchased by music-lover and developer Scott Hutchinson in collaboration with Secret Sounds Group’s Paul Piticco and former Powderfinger member John Collins, the heroes who brought us The Triffid. In addition to the main theatre, function and event space, the Brunswick Street Mall site also features The Outpost is a regal 300-capacity multipurpose venue geared towards small-scale shows featuring a diverse range of local and interstate artists. Comfy booths and red velvet curtains create a slick lounge-bar aesthetic, a far cry to the raucous (now-defunct) dive-bar it was named after. Here, the bar will be slinging top-notch cocktails curated by the crew at Proof & Company, with a 3:00 am license guaranteeing good times until the early morn. Also to come is The Sound Garden, an adjacent two-level venue that will further bolster Fortitude Valley’s reputation and live-music central.