New music venue review: The Triffid
The Hi-Fi, The Tivoli and Riverstage have been Brisbane’s leading live music venues, but it seems they have just met their match with The Triffid, located in Newstead. The venue was opened by Powderfinger bassist, John Collins, in the hopes of creating a place where international, national and local acts can come to an intimate venue in Brisbane’s own backyard and leave fans with an unforgettable experience. Headlined by Saskwatch with support from The Creases and Mt. Warning The Triffid’s official launch party last weekend was a smashing success and it’s safe to say the venue is already kicking goals.
Previously a WWII hangar, the entrance to The Triffid is covered with posters of popular album art, tour posters dating back five or so years, and advertising for their own upcoming shows; which include Bernard Fanning, Megan Washington and Stonefield. The roofless outside beer garden is absolutely beautiful, with a narrow alleyway space lined with food and drink stands. The acoustics in the main hangar, where the stage is located, are unbelievable. For those people who love a drink, there are two bars set up inside. The internal balcony is equipped with chairs and lounges and its own bar too; The Triffid is a music lover/alcoholic’s ideal place to come and relax.
Seeing a performance at The Triffid is unlike any live concert experience, and hopefully like it’s seminal Australian rock namesake, it too, will leave it’s own mark on the Australian music scene.