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Music in Brisbane


Clubs, Bars and Venues

Max Watt’s –Check out the hottest international and home-grown artists in large-scale, yet intimate shows. All style of music from country, hip-hop, rock, R’nB, folk to electronic.

The Tivoli – Hear bands and artists of all genres in one of Australia’s most beautiful performance venues.

The Zoo – A live music venue focussing on new and upcoming local bands – an incubator for the live music scene.

Family Nightclub –Opulent decor, 5 bars and a rooftop terrace, featuring local and international DJ acts. It is this Family feel that makes this club one of a kind.

Black Bear Lodge – Cool nightspot with distressed brick walls and vintage furniture, for live music and soul DJs.

Crow Bar –Brisbane’s home of the heavy! Showcasing the best of local and international punk, hardcore and metal bands.

Fluffy – Every Sunday, Fluffy is renowned for flaunting Brisbane’s biggest and best party within a gay-friendly environment.

Rumpus Room – Jungle – DNB – Hip Hop. Rumpus Room is a Brisbane institution. Dope tunes, a relaxed and welcoming vibe; it’s a friendly place for rare people.

Capulet – Drink cocktails on the velvet lounges or dance under the stars in the garden bar to the best local and international House and Techno DJs.

Oh Hello – A celebration of fashion, culture and music. Buzzing nightclub attracting local and international bands and DJs, plus party nights with free fairy floss.

Cloudland – A sophisticated urban oasis and Brisbane’s number one salsa dance night every Thursday night with Soul’sa, where you can enjoy dinner with delicious margaritas and mojitos, plus FREE salsa dance lessons from 9pm.

Club Lotus – Hosting two hot Asian nights, Bamboo Fridays and Lust Saturdays, this place is not to be missed.

En_Core – International party boasting various themes and events every Friday night!

Laruche – Dance to resident and guest Techno and House DJs in a splashy club with psychedelic decor and quirky chandeliers.

The Bowery Bar – Cocktails in a moody, New York-style bar with exposed-brick walls, live jazz and DJs on weekends.

The Met – Vibrant club with 5 bars across 3 levels, featuring DJ sets, cosy booths and lavish, red-lit decor.

Music Blogs, Fanpages and Online Communities

Eventfinda – Covering all cities, towns and regional areas and all styles of music, Eventfinda is your comprehensive guide in upcoming concerts, parties, festivals and gigs across Australia.

Resident Advisor – RA is the world’s largest independent electronic online music magazine. News, interviews, and reviews as well as the full rundown of what’s on in each city.

Katarzyna – The Katarzyna site will give you the lowdown on all you need to know about Cloudland, Family, Press Club, Bincho, Birdees and Bunk Backpackers.



Laneway Festival – Boutique touring festival featuring a bold selection of the contemporary icons and emerging game-changers of Independent music, Indie pop, Rock music.

Electric Gardens – A boutique event showcasing the very best House and Electronic music.


Earth Frequency Festival – A transformative Electronic music festival based in South-East Queensland with a strong focus on arts, environment, education, healing and community spirit.


Groovin the Moo – Townsville hosts Groovin the Moo with two outdoor stages, a big top tent, bands and performers from across the world, and honest country hospitality.

Surfers Paradise Live – A free festival over 3 days showcases a diverse, eclectic mix of music genres with multiple stages.


The Happy Daze Festival – A full weekend of amazing sounds including Glitch hop, Techno, Psytrance, Breaks, live bands, Drum’n’Bass and much more situated in a magical landscape between the Whitsundays and Mackay.

Big Pineapple Festival – The Big Pineapple Music Festival is big and unique! The killer Indie, Folk and Alt-rock band line ups and the special laid back atmosphere of the piney fest have captured the imagination of keen festival goers.


Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival – Listen to a top-tier line-up of Aussie and local artists killing it in the open-air amphitheatre and explore the larger-than-life art installations and live artists at work.


Listen Out – A carefully handcrafted party, with a killer lineup of the Dance music that matters and a philosophy of best, not biggest.

Caloundra Music Festival – Enjoy four days of sun, surf and soul at beautiful Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast. A celebration of world-class music, food, arts and local culture.


Mushroom Valley – A super friendly Psytrance festival set in the sub-tropical forest where you can be your creative self, a place where reality seems to slip into a world of colour and dance.

Valley Fiesta – Fortitude Valley will be bursting with more than 50 live music acts, a showcase of arts, food and cultural experiences bringing to life the laneways and streets.


Park Sounds – This exciting new music festival showcases a unique mix of Australia’s best live Hip Hop and Electronic artists with some of the hottest up and coming talent.


Woodford Folk Festival – The largest gathering of artists and musicians in Australia. Music, dance, cabaret, circus, comedy, workshops, debate, street theatre, films, forums, visual arts.