THE FOUNDRY Brisbane – One Door Closes – Another Opens

Change is always something that is both feared and welcomed. But change can also be as good as a holiday as they say, right? The Brisbane live music scene is still booming to what ability it can with current COVID-19 restrictions in place, proving that even a global pandemic can’t hold back Brisbane’s love of live music. In the latest news regarding our beloved live music venues, there’s big changes for The Foundry. The Foundry as we currently know it, at 228 Wickham st, has come to an end. But fear not! As one door closes, another is set to open!

The Music announced the full details yesterday and The Foundry shared a statement on their social media. You can read the full statement from The Foundry below:

To our Foundry Family, 

We have news of change. The Foundry’s time at 228 Wickham has come to an end. The new owners of the building are undertaking a heritage refurbishment and reverting to the hotel’s original name, The Prince Consort (@theprincebris) and introducing some exciting new spaces. While the hotel will always remain a place where music is made and loved, it will no longer be home for The Foundry as a live touring venue.   

However, do not fear! Effective immediately, our friends over at Lithium Entertainment have acquired The Foundry brand with good will and will be re-launching the venue, along with its history & integrity, into a new, bigger and better space right here in Fortitude Valley. We anticipate our doors will be open to you come early November, 2020. We cannot wait to share the news with you all, very soon.  

The Foundry will be honouring all previous ticket sales and are working tirelessly with promoters to ensure a smooth transition. So far, we have no anticipated changes to current events on sale, with heaps of new content in the pipeline being moved over to the new space. We will be allowing the option to give you, the punters, flexibility to refund tickets, should you not wish to attend upcoming events – via Oztix. However, we are sure you will not be disappointed. 

A huge thank you and cheers to five years of incredible memories at 228 Wickham. From our very first launch show with Velociraptor when the floor caved in, to hosting the likes of Dune Rats, The Babe Rainbow, WAAX, DZ Deathrays, Orville Peck, Polish Club, The Delta Riggs, Spacey Jane plus so many more incredible artists from our own backyard, spanning across the globe. 

We are so proud of the foundation that you helped establish. Our goal is not only to save & support the jobs of the hundreds of artists, promoters, roadies, bookers, hospitality staff and production crew without whom The Foundry could not exist – but to continue to provide a performance platform supporting as many touring showcases from local, national and international fronts as possible, long into the future.  

Stick with us Brisbane, we can’t wait to unveil a bigger, better Foundry and a safe, inclusive space for people from all walks of life to congregate and share the love of our beautiful live music culture. 

All the best to 228 Wickham as The Prince Consort and friends. 

See you soon. 

With Love, 

El Foundo 

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