From Disco To Live Rock Bands: Massive Overhaul At Brisbane's SuperFly Studios

20 April 2023 | 10:28 am | Mary Varvaris

SuperFly Disco opened just last October.

(SuperFly Studios via Facebook)

Fortitude Valley’s SuperFly Disco has changed to SuperFly Studios

The name change arrives with a significant overhaul of the venue, from retro disco nights to making more space for live bands, no matter how large, and becoming Brisbane’s newest 400-capacity live music venue.

The change occurred in March, with SuperFly installing impressive sound systems to accompany the rebrand. SuperFly Studios is open until 3 am on Friday and Saturday nights - it’s a free entry space with a casual dress code.

Adam Barton, a representative for the owners of Drunken Monkey Group, which also operates Brooklyn Standard and Suzie Wong's Good Time Bar, commented to Concrete Playground, “We've been approached in the past to take on bigger acts at our other venues but didn't have the capacity. 

"Now, with the new stage and sound system, we're excited to be able to accommodate both national and international touring acts at SuperFly Studios.” 

Harlen Pointing, also of Drunken Monkey Group, added in an interview with In Queensland, “Having extra room is a massive advantage. We can fit more people through the door to see eight-, nine- or ten-piece bands, which is pretty exciting for us.”

SuperFly Disco opened just last October with a light-up dancefloor, premium drinks, and a new experience for the Fortitude Valley. It arrived as a mash-up of old-school nightclubs and music from the 80s, 90s and current-day bangers.

A nightclub “made for everyone”, a place where you could “not be worried about fitting in with the crowd,” per The Weekend Edition, it’ll be interesting to see how the vibe may or may not change with the addition of rock bands and doing away with disco.

You can check out the upcoming gigs at SuperFly Studios here.