Brisbane’s newest live music venue, The Triffid, has announced who’ll be gracing the stage when it opens its doors later this month.

The Newstead venue, located in one of the suburb’s remaining WWII hangars, has been developed by Brisbane music identity and former Powderfinger bassist John Collins. The 800-capacity venue is intended to be as much of a hangout for Newstead locals as it is a live music destination.

“In Brisbane, people usually just go to see a band and then they leave, whereas what we’re trying to create in Newstead is a space for locals as well,” Collins told bmag back in July. “It’s a one-stop shop — you can come here to have something to eat, have a drink, and go see a band. That’s something I’m concentrating on as our point of difference, not just from other venues in Brisbane, but from other venues around the country. We want it to be a hangout as well as a live music venue.”

The Triffid will break its stage in with a three-night showcase of local talent from Thursday 30 October, featuring Hello Hokkaido, Outliers, Avaberee, The Royales, Tundra and Salvadarlings.

The official launch party will be held on Saturday 8 November with Melbourne nine-piece Saskwatch, Brisbane boys The Creases and Byron Bay alt rockers MT Warning.

The following night, Sunday 9 November, brings the first of the weekly Triffid Roots sessions, hosted by triple j’s Sarah Howells. Local lad Pat Tierney and Melbourne’s Liam Gerner will supply the tunes.

Highlights to come after that include shows by Ed Kuepper, Paul Dempsey, Stonefield, Giants of Science, The Gin Club, Screamfeeder, The Delta Riggs, Megan Washington and more. For more info, visit

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