Live Nation unveils new 1,800 seat music venue for Adelaide

Secret Sounds and Live Nation will open the doors to a new music venue in Adelaide later this year, its first in the city of churches, OTI can reveal.

The live music and entertainment giant today (March 11) unveiled plans for Hindley Street Music Hall, a $6 million, two-level complex at 149 Hindley Street, a site LN plans to become the “ Adelaide’s premier live music centre.

Hindley Street Music Hall is a venture of Secret Sounds, LN, Five Four Entertainment and the team behind Fortitude Music Hall and Brisbane’s The Triffid, which includes Paul Piticco, co-founder and co-CEO of Secret Sounds, and former bassist of Powderfinger. John “JC” Collins.

The project is a major redevelopment of the HQ nightclub, which when completed will offer world-class production and audio specifications and a total capacity of 1,800 people.

Based on artist renderings, Hindley Street Music Hall will borrow from the boilerplate model of Fortitude Music Hall.

The new entertainment site will include a separate nightclub and restaurant at street level, as well as a chandelier in the main hall, a nifty feature that can transform the space into a ballroom for galas, formal presentations and parties. refined lunches.

According to LN, the new project will create approximately 60 direct employment opportunities and pathways for industry professionals, and numerous economic outcomes for other local businesses operating in the hospitality and live music sectors in South Australia.

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“South Australia is at the cutting edge of technology and I have long admired the value SA places on culture and social infrastructure,” comments Piticco.

“Our plan is to build one of the best music halls in the southern hemisphere right here on Hindley Street, and do our part in filling it with the greatest local and international talent.”

John Collins takes the title of hall manager for the Hindley Street Music Hall.

“We spent a lot of time designing the venue, making sure the relationship between performer and audience was the best it could be,” he explains, “and creating an incredibly intimate space where fans feel very close and connected to the artist.

paul-piticco-jc from powderfinger
JC and Paul Piticco

Despite its geographical isolation, Adelaide, Australia’s fifth most populous city, has a rich musical history.

The South African capital is Australia’s first and only designated UNESCO City of Music, and in recent years Adelaide has hosted Indie-Con and the AIR Awards.

The status of live music in South Australia is considered so important that British festival promoter and ‘live music thinker’ Martin Elbourne was hired by the Dunstan Foundation to write a report on it, the findings of which have were published in 2013.

Hindley Street Music Hall is the latest addition to LN’s growing portfolio of live music assets, which includes the Palais Theater in Melbourne and Spark Arena in Auckland.

The complex “will be a great new addition to our sites across Australia,” said Roger Field, chairman of Live Nation Asia Pacific in a statement.

Hindley Street Music Hall “will ensure the continued development of the city’s incredible live entertainment scene and attract amazing performances for local music fans whilst creating jobs for the local community”.

The new space is set to open in August 2022, with British electro-pop duo Honne and the Interactive Pub Choir among the first acts booked.

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