JC talks #brisbaneanyday

Watch John Collins (JC), owner of The Triffid, talk about his love of Brisbane in this short video as part of the #brisbaneanyday campaign.

Find out more about #brisbaneanyday, and just how much you can get up to in Brisbane on a perfect winter’s day, on the Visit Brisbane Facebook page.

The Making of The Triffid

A time-lapse mini-movie

Watch a short film showing the construction process of The Triffid: from a disused commercial hangar to a live music venue and beer garden.


The Story of The Triffid

After spending 25 years in the music industry as one of the founding members of Australia’s biggest rock act, Powderfinger bassist John Collins (JC) wanted to give something back to his native Brisbane.

Having toured the nation and the globe innumerable times, JC knows what makes a good venue – visually spectacular, quality programming and a fantastic team of staff.

During this globe-trotting the seed was planted for bringing a venue of this quality to Brisbane, and Triffid began to sprout. Triffid’s ethos is focused firmly on bringing the best of international, national and local acts to Brisbane’s backyard in Newstead.

Situated on the urban fringe walking distance to James Street and the Valley, Triffid is an old commercial hangar that merges its industrial identity with state of the art sound techniques. The outdoor pop-up beer garden with food and drinks served up from shipping containers promises to create a space for locals to call their own.

Whilst initially concentrating on an amazing music roster, Triffid will expand to incorporate all elements of the arts—from film festivals to art shows. Triffid is also available for private function hire.

After opening its doors with a massive launch party on 8 November 2014, The Triffid will now grow to implant itself firmly in the iconic musical landscape of Brisbane, and the nation.

Triffid Racing

Here’s something to get your heart racing: The Triffid is the naming sponsor of this sweet-sweet car! It races in the Australian GT series against the most expensive cars in the world. You can watch it compete live on Foxtel.

The photos below are of its Australian debut at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide earlier this year.

More soon…

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