Located in Brunswick Street Mall in the heart of Fortitude Valley – Brisbane's foremost music destination – The Fortitude Music Hall will pay homage to iconic Brisbane venue Festival Hall which occupied the space from 1959 to 2003.
The 3,000 capacity venue is a joint venture between Secret Sounds, Live Nation, and the Triffid team and is set to open mid-2019. With Gibbons' appointment, he brings to the team six years of experience booking Sydney rooms including Enmore, Metro, and Factory Theatre. He takes on the role from Monday 4 February.
"With the rapid growth and changes Brisbane is undergoing, there's a clear need in the city for a 3000+ capacity venue,” he says. “Working at Century Venues has taught me how important these spaces are to the fabric of the community around them. I believe that a city is only as strong as its culture."
Following the announcement in March that Splendour In The Grass had secured their permanent home at North Byron Bay Parklands, the festival increased their capacity to 42,500,