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2018 Media Releases


Queensland Music Festival announces Joel Edmondson as Executive Director

Carol Lloyd Award returns in 2019 and continues to support emerging Queensland female artists


Star line-up announced for FNQ’s Yarrabah Band Festival


Queensland commemorates the Armistice centenary with musical tribute

Finalists announced for inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards

Queensland Music Festival Executive Director to step down


Award-winning Arts in Education experiences head to Queensland schools in 2019


Queensland Music Festival announces winners of its 2018 statewide competition for young film composers


Young finalists announced for Queensland Music Festival’s 2018 statewide film scoring competition

QPAC’s plans show Queensland’s growing appetite for world-class live music and nurturing homegrown stars


Intimate Sunday concerts featuring acclaimed local musicians to perform in Twilight in the Red Box at the State Library of Queensland

Cairns singers called to share stage with stars in special Armistice Centenary Concert – Voices of Remembrance

Toowoomba singers called to share stage with stars in special Armistice Centenary Concert – Voices of Remembrance

Queensland singers called to share stage with stars in special Armistice Centenary Concerts – Voices of Remembrance

Artists invited to apply for extensive 2019 Youth Touring program


Cairns singer-songwriter Leanne Tennant wins $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award


Five outstanding Queensland musicians shortlisted for 2018 Carol Lloyd Award


Last weeks for Queensland’s female musicians to enter the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award

City schools to help bring arts education to regional Queensland students with launch of new Outreach initiative

WOW at Festival 2018 to close with powerful and joyous concert of Commonwealth stars


Queensland Music Festival seeks young composers to enter statewide film score competition

2017 Media Releases


Female Queensland musicians – entries for the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award open on 10 November


Country music stars Troy Cassar-Daley and Sara Storer join jazz sensation James Morrison and DJ KLP for Yarrabah Band Festival 2017

Youth Touring – Award-winning theatre works to be adapted for Queensland schools in 2018


John Farnham makes special guest appearance at Queensland Music Festival’s epic You’re The Voice concert to sing out against domestic violence alongside Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano, Isaiah and over 2,500 choristers

On Song finalists Bo-Min Weon (Cairns) and Kasey O’Donoghue (Charters Towers) selected to play Brisbane gig at Green Jam with mentor Jack Carty on Friday, 28 July

Queensland Music Festival announces the winners of its 2017 Score IT! competition for young film composers


Queensland Music Festival 2017 to unit the state in song

Fall in love with the Go-Betweens all over again: beloved studio album 16 Lovers Lane reimagined with star line-up at Queensland Music Festival

Queensland Music Festival: After Julia

Virtuosic cellist flies Bach to Bush to Western Queensland during Queensland Music Festival

Queensland Music Festival: Cape York Instrumental Program Band Camp

Georgia Potter wins coveted $15,000 inaugural Carol Lloyd Award in honour of Australia’s first rock chick

Queensland Music Festival serves up massive night of free live music in Nambour

ARIA Award-winner Dan Sultan shares music and stories with remote Indigenous communities during Queensland Music Festival

Queensland Music Festival honours founding father of state’s youth orchestra with world-first concerto featuring international star percussionist

Internationally renowned musicians perform exclusive concert series at The Johnson hotel

Queensland Music Festival: Lior

Queensland Music Festival: Mission Songs Project

Queensland Music Festival unearths young regional talent in Longreach, Cairns, Townsville, Innisfail and Charters Towers

Thousands to sing along to international smash hit The Merry Widow at iconic outback opera event during Queensland Music Festival

Queensland Music Festival: Sanctuary

Queensland Music Festival: Score IT! competition

Queensland Music Festival: Silver Memories

Queensland Music Festival selects 11 female singer-songwriters from Mount Isa, Gladstone and Mackay to participate in mentorship program

Queensland Music Festival: The Didjeribone Show

Queensland Music Festival: The Sound of Art

Queensland Music Festival: Twilight in the Red Box

Australian music stars Kate Ceberano and Isaiah to join Katie Noonan to sing out on domestic violence with choirs across the country during Queensland Music Festival


The healing power of music: Queensland Music Festival stages mass community production uniting hundreds of locals from the Isaac region


Katie Noonan calls for Australian choirs to sing out on domestic violence crisis


Queensland Music Festival calls out to emerging songstresses on International Women’s Day to show what they’re made of in 2017

Joh’s back to bring his pumpkin scone diplomacy to all of Australia


Darling Downs locals wanted to sing with stars


Queensland Music Festival to unearth new talent among young musicians across the state in 2017

2015 Media Releases


Roots, reggae and hip hop stars join historic Yarrabah Brass Band for festival_8 Oct 2015


Cape York kids to share the stage with jazz icon after massive three-day band camp – 2 Sep 2015


Queensland Music Festival on the hunt for new Artistic Director as Jazz maestro James Morrison heads off for new adventures – 26 Aug 2015


Festival Overview – 25 May 2015

Keys to the City – 25 May 2015

Under This Sky – 25 May 2015

One Hundred & One Years – 25 May 2015

Edgar Meyer – 25 May 2015

Opera at Jimbour – 25 May 2015

James Morrison with special guests Megan Washington & Marian Petrescu – 25 May 2015

Unrepresentative Swill – 25 May 2015

Mount Isa Celebrates – 25 May 2015

Emma Pask & John Morrison Trio: Latin, Jazz and Soul – 25 May 2015

Cooper & Hammond: Classics, Gypsy and Jazz – 25 May 2015

Twilight in the Red Box – 25 May 2015

Spirit of India – 25 May 2015

Score It! – 25 May 2015

Movie Magic QYO with Hannah Macklin – 25 May 2015

Salon – 25 May 2015

Love Stories – 25 May 2015

WhichWay Uncle – 25 May 2015

Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival – 25 May 2015

Seed – 25 May 2015

Love Stories – 25 May 2015

IMusici – 25 May 2015

Dabba Yarrabil – 25 May 2015

Creative Generation – 25 May 2015

Billie & Me – 25 May 2015

A Faure Foray – 25 May 2015

Music In Indigenous Communities – 25 May 2015

QMF 2015 Media Kit


Score IT! – 18 March 2015

Mount Isa Celebrates – 17 March 2015

One Hundred & One Years – 13 March 2015

For all media information, please contact:

SGC Media

Mitch Fresta
T (07) 3123 5331
E mitch@sgcmedia.com


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