There’s no denying we here at Rehab for the Fabulous love a good live music venue, so when former Powderfinger bass player John Collins announced that he would be opening up a 800-capacity venue later this year, we couldn’t help but get a little bit excited.
Word is the venue will be called the Triffid and is currently being built in one of the iconic WWII hangers located in Newstead. “We want to make it Newstead’s backyard,” Collins tells the Courier Mail, “Somewhere to come and hang out after work, hear some music, have a drink and can grab some food.” The venue is located near the new Gasworks development and Collins said that he had also been working closely with sound engineers to ensure that the venue would not impact residential neighbours or future nearby developments.
The new venue is predicted to be finished by October for a November grand opening. However I wouldn’t go hoping for a Powderfinger reunion to celebrate the opening. Collins has already crushed fan’s hopes saying, “I would love to say Powderfinger will open the place, but that’s not going to happen.”
Collins is also working with Former BIGSOUND executive programmer Graham Ashton who originally signed Powderfinger to Polydor back in the early 90’s and will be the one in charge of booking acts into the venue. I won’t lie I’m pretty excited to hear that a new live music venue is coming to Brisbane and with it being in the hands of John Collins and Graham Ashton you can bet your money it’s going to be game changer in regards to live music venues in Brisbane.
Now where do I get my ticket for opening night? Lol.
Are you excited for Triffid?