About us

About us

QMF is a strategic music agency that helps communities unlock the power of music to create a brighter future

#Music brings people together, encourages participation and inspires change.

This makes music a critical tool in the effort to create a more cohesive, adaptive and vibrant society. 

The QMF team is an expert collective, brought together by the shared belief that music’s potential value to our society is yet to be fully realised.

The programs we facilitate are typically partnerships between leading artists and arts organisations, local communities, government, corporate and philanthropic partners. 

We like to think that we tie it all together.

#We deliver music initiatives that


Reimagine our places


Empower and elevate First Nations people


Diversify regional economies


Contribute to community health and wellbeing


Channel funds directly to artists, artsworkers and suppliers

#Our History

The Queensland Music Festival was created in 1999 to give all Queenslanders access to world-class live music. We have worked with leading artists and communities to produce signature events, tours, and mass-participation music experiences; created innovative public music installations; and commissioned 65 new works based on Queensland stories.

QMF’s remit has evolved over the past 20 years to incorporate a diverse range of music programs that respond to Queensland’s social, cultural and economic challenges. Our present transformation from biennial festival organisation to strategic music agency is a natural progression of this evolution, and a response to the demand for engaging, innovative solutions to the complex problems of today.

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#Our commitment to our First Nations peoples

QMF respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, waters and communities on which QMF and Queensland Music Trails events take place. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country on whose land works are created, performed and celebrated by QMF and Queensland Music Trails. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We recognise the importance of First Nations leadership and collaboration, and we commit to walking together on a journey of shared learning.

#Our Team


Her Excellency the Honourable 
Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM
Governor of Queensland.



Daniel Gschwind

Alison Mobbs
Deputy Chair


Ann-Maree Willett
Angela Barney-Leitch
Brydie-Leigh Bartleet
Mark Waller
Paul Lindstrom


Executive Team

Joel Edmondson
CEO & Creative Director

Daryl Raven
Chief Operating Officer 

Simon Buchanan
Government & Philanthropy Director

Adam Zammit
Program & Commercial Director

Suzanne Hannema
Marketing & Communications Director

Finance & Administration

Jodi Kelly
Finance & Reporting Manager

Peta Winters
Business Operations Manager

Grace Kucuk
Business Operations Assistant

Programming & Technical

Kylie Mitchell
Head of Production & Logistics

Kat Harch
Technical Manager

Kerryanne Farrer
Executive Producer

Kate Wilson
Senior Producer

Pip Boyce
Senior Producer

Gabby Gregory

Alicia Jones
First Nations Producer

Aaron Dora

Aidan Rowlingson
First Nations Associate Producer

Bailey Bergman
Hospitality & Events Manager

Bec Lawes
Technical Manager (Junior)

Government Relations & Philanthropy

Abigail Dennis
Senior Grants & Research Manager

Sue Nelson
Government Partnerships Manager

Marketing & Communications

Liana Cassidy
Senior Marketing Manager

Karen Alexander
Graphic Design & Content Manager

Laura Hitchins
Digital Marketing Manager

Rachael Vasey
Marketing Campaign Manager

Esmeralda Dzafic
Marketing Specialist

Ally Lane
Ticketing Manager

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Become part of an agency that helps communities unlock the power of music.

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