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BNE: Brisbane Electronic Music 1979:2014

Presented by Trans:Com

BNE: Brisbane Electronic Music 1979:2014 celebrates 35 years of independent electronic music production in Brisbane, featuring live performances from The Megamen, Vision Four 5, Soma Rasa, and Boxcar, along with DJ Jen-E.

This event is the official launch of BNE: Brisbane Electronic Music 1979:2014 – a major project undertaken by Brisbane’s record label Trans:Com to document 35 years of independent electronic music production in Brisbane from 1979 to 2014.

The result is BNE – The Definitive Archive, a coffee-table style book packaged with a unique USB-device music archive featuring 140 bands and artists, and over 260 tracks. The book highlights artist chronologies, history, and opinion, and includes contributions from over 140 participants in the scene. All profits from the book release are being donated to the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, which aims to improve the well-being of the most marginalised and vulnerable members of the Brisbane community.

BNE: Brisbane Electronic Music 1979:2014 will showcase live performances from The Megamen, Vision Four 5, Soma Rasa, and Boxcar, along with DJ Jen-E – all of which are luminaries in the Brisbane electronic music scene, and several of which who have reunited exclusively for this event. The event will also feature a pop-up record store dedicated to rare and unique Brisbane-only music productions.

Known for
Trans:Com is an independent record label based in Brisbane, and has provided the platform for numerous bands and artists to commence their careers. The label has also helped marshal the development of Brisbane as a centre for electronic music production and performance, and above all supported the ideology and ethics of independence, art and alternative media.


This has been a massive undertaking, but an incredible journey of discovery. Brisbane has always been a unique and sometimes challenging place for artistic endeavour, particularly with respect to our city’s social, political and geographic context, and BNE captures the spirit of true innovation in the modern art form that is electronic music. There are some wonderful stories in BNE, but most importantly there is a lot of amazing music.

Dennis Remmer Trans:Com

Make no mistake: BNE is a comprehensive exercise. Big news for any fan of Australian music lore.



About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

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