Cael Johnston

Cael Johnston


Bookings Manager / The Fortitude Music Hall | The Triffid

Cael Johnston started his career in 2007 as the manager of Rosies, a live music venue in Brisbane’s CBD. He then moved to Melbourne at the start of 2010 and took a job as the National Events Manger for Destroy All Lines, a touring & events company who are responsible for producing Good Things Festival each year. During his time in Melbourne he was on the Music Victoria Board, spoke on Face The Music conference and was a paid mentor for the FReeZA mentoring program. In this time the group opened up The Brightside and they began purchasing other Brisbane venues: Black Bear Lodge, The Valley Drive In, Barbara, Blutes & Stay Gold in Melbourne. After moving back to Queensland he began working for the venue booking arm of the business, Social State, as well as a booking agent for Max Watts and helped curate the foundations for The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl. In June of 2020, Cael left Social State and began working as the Bookings & Events Manger for The Fortitude Music Hall; Brisbane’s newest live music venue and largest of it’s kind in Australia. As well as the Fortitude, Cael also books for The Triffid.

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