Music Venue

Voted Cairns Best Entertainment Venue 7 years and counting*

One of the most highly distinctive and dynamic performance spaces in the country, Tank 5 has a licensed bar, tiered viewing area and standing capacity of 600 (seated 400). From early 2016, the Tank will also have a climate control system, making our venue cooler than ever!  Here’s what past performers have said …

"Your venue was and is sublime! Had such a great night! Cairns peeps are ace!!!!!" - Kate Ceberano (from Instagram)

"Tanks is in my top 5 of the best venues I've ever played." - Tex Perkins

"In the name of all of us, Jimmy Cliff Band and Crew, I want to thank you very much for an absolute wonderful experience in Cairns. You all deserve to be stars in what and how you work in this business" – Jimmy Cliff Management

"The Tanks is a wonderful venue. The first time I walked in I thought, 'Wow, what a cool place!'" – James Morrison

“Tanks is amazing. It’s a big call but it’s probably my favourite place to play in Australia. The crew are so cool and dedicated, it always sounds amazing in there and it’s always nice and warm when we come up. Sound plays a huge part of my valuation, and it does sound really good in there. There’s a lot of love behind the venue. It’s a really great place”. - Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls)

“It’s beautiful up there and The Tanks in particular is such a unique venue; it’s not every day you get to play in a huge Tank so it’s a really special one”. – Josh Pyke

“It’s my favourite venue in Australia. It’s so beautiful. I know I’m a bit biased. I’m so lucky growing up as a performer to have played there." - Emma Louise

"The overall professionalism and standard of work from all involved …proves the Tanks is a shining light for all venues to follow." – James Brown, sound engineer for The Waifs

“I really dig the joint, we’ve played there a couple of times and it’s always great. It’s a very special venue and the fact that’s its run for the community is really cool!...” - Rusty Hopkinson (You Am I)

“We’ve played a few concerts at The Tanks before, it’s fantastic. I was actually bragging about it (The Tanks) to someone in Amsterdam last week about how it’s a uniquely beautiful place to play.” – Steve Clisby

*The Cairns Post "HiT" Magazine Awards – Best Entertainment Venue Winner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016