Mission Songs Project

Presented by

Queensland Music Festival


Jessie Lloyd


A musical journey, with Jessie Lloyd and band, through life on Australian Indigenous missions.

Jessie Lloyd's profoundly moving Mission Songs Project reveals what daily life was like on Christian Missions and state-run settlements. Jessie has explored the journey of Indigenous Australian music, connecting the traditional with the contemporary, revealing the continuation of cultural practice and song traditions into the 20th century.

Jessie Lloyd performs the songs, narrates their origins, and explores in music the forgotten stories that shed light on the history of our Indigenous elders, families and communities. The songs featured as part of Queensland Music Festival 2019 programme will be from Queensland communities including Woorabinda, Palm Island, Cherbourg and Yarrabah.

Mission Songs Project is the opening act for Let Love Rule - Friday 5 July 2019 | 7pm | The Tivoli.


The Palm Island performance has received support from Regional Arts Services Network, an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Dates & Locations

Saturday 29 June 2019 | 6pm
Qantas Founders Museum

Tuesday 2 July 2019 | 4pm
Fred Clay Park
Palm Island


Thursday 4 July 2019 | 7.30pm
Gympie Civic Centre


Varies by location

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