Back 18 Apr '24

New Live Entertainment Venue Announced

The Star Brisbane is dialling up the tempo with its electrifying new live entertainment venue LiveWire set to showcase Queensland’s biggest and brightest stars.

From August 2024, LiveWire will bring the soundtrack of Brisbane to life with a genre-bending line-up spanning music, comedy and so much more.

Ready to unearth Brisbane’s next headline artists, homegrown talent will be at the forefront of a dynamic rotation of live acts and late-night entertainment, amongst a bespoke program of special events that are set to ignite the senses.

Shining in the heart of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct with its invigorating ambiance and breathtaking vistas of the river, the venue aims to transport guests through a unique night of discovery with heart-stirring solos, adrenaline inducing headliners, side-splitting comedy and classic Aussie anthems. From basking in the melodies or succumbing to the irresistible pull of the dancefloor, LiveWire will serve as a beacon for Brisbane’s burgeoning music scene.

The newly announced venue will provide an additional platform for Brisbane’s vibrant music and arts scene; building on Treasury Brisbane’s beloved LiveWire 24/7 Sports Bar and further enhancing the experience by introducing specialised live entertainment venue LiveWire, alongside a dedicated Sports Bar.

The Star Brisbane Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality, Kelvin Dodt, said this exciting new chapter would honour the exuberant energy and entertainment synonymous with the iconic LiveWire brand, while showcasing and celebrating some of the region’s biggest and brightest stars.

“The Star is committed to supporting and presenting the best of Queensland whether it’s local produce, art or music and entertainment,” said Mr Dodt.

“Brisbane is building a well-deserved reputation as a world class city and as such needs a vibrant night-time entertainment economy that thrives every day of the week.”

“LiveWire will contribute to Brisbane’s cultural fabric and ensure the city’s new multi-billion-dollar project reenergises a previously underutilised riverside precinct through entertainment, dining, art and unique experiences for everyone to enjoy and embrace their way.”

In an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of The Star Brisbane, Brisbane’s own homegrown success story, Sheppard, were joined by emerging Brisbane band LA BOUM’s musical director, Stephen Anning, and Hamilton husband and wife soul duo, Lai Utovou and Rachel Everett-Jones.

Echoing the anticipation felt throughout Brisbane, Sheppard expressed their excitement in seeing a brand new space for artists and musicians to showcase their talents.

“It’s awesome to see another dedicated space for live music and entertainment taking shape in our hometown! We know firsthand the importance of having venues like LiveWire to showcase homegrown talent and provide a platform for artists to shine,” said Amy Sheppard.

“The stand-out feature has to be the incredible sound system. Performances at LiveWire won’t just be about the music; it will be an immersive experience for both the artist and the audience.”

“A strong creative economy helps artists thrive and we can’t wait to see this exciting new chapter in Brisbane’s music scene become a reality. See you all on the dancefloor at LiveWire!”

Boasting an open, energised space with panoramic views of the river, the sleek yet spirited venue will serve up a variety of signature cocktails, such as ‘The Rocktail’, a sweet, citrus blend of strawberry and passionfruit puree, echoing LiveWire’s vibrancy. Whilst a selection of booth packages will be on offer for special events and occasions.

Leading international designers, Hassell, were charged with curating LiveWire’s refreshed identity, crafting a bold interior that ignites the senses and delivers a dramatic visual experience. The venue’s suspended speakers are strategically positioned to envelop the space and transform any occasion into a celebration of sound and spectacle. Complemented by a custom-designed ceiling that allows maximum acoustic control, LiveWire will create a sensational sonic experience that spans from the comfort of the lounges to the expansive dancefloor.

LiveWire joins a myriad of new experiences announced for The Star Brisbane, the entertainment hub at the heart of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct.

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