The Morrison Government is reactivating live music in North Brisbane as part of the $2.5 million Live Music Australia Program.
The round two grant of $25,000 has been awarded to the Full Moon Hotel in Sandgate to increase the venue’s capacity for live music and bring larger acts to the outer north Brisbane area.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the grants would support the immediate needs of the Australian live music industry.
“The Australian music industry is facing particular pressures in light of the severe impacts of COVID-19. That is why we are pleased to continue to support local venues to increase performance opportunities and showcase Australian talent,” Minister Fletcher said.
“Round two of the program is funding venues in every state and territory, from pubs in the remote outback, to clubs and theatres in major capital cities, assisting them to re-open as restrictions on public gatherings and live music performance are lifted.”
Queensland Senator Gerard Rennick said the funding will provide critical support for local live music venues like the Full Moon and bring much needed economic support back to small communities like Sandgate who have suffered through the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This critical funding will give residents in the Sandgate area greater access to live music, whilst also supporting local businesses, arts and employment in the area.”
In August 2020, the Government announced the opening of the Live Music Australia program, which will deliver funding of $5 million annually over four years.
Applications for round three of the program will open later this year. For the list of round two recipients and for information on how to apply for round three, visit: