Get Involved in the 2019 Festival
In our 20-year history of delivering live music experiences throughout Queensland, what has always moved us is music’s power to foster a sense of community, to encourage individuals to come together and participate in the creation and enjoyment of music. It’s this quality that makes music such a valuable glue, creating connections between people in a way that transcends our predispositions and understandings of one another, and fostering a powerful dialogue for important issues.
This festival, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved, and we invite you to be a part of our state-wide musical community. Join us as we sing out for social good, rediscover our urban landscape and share our stories through song this July.
Help is on its Way
In a very special concert series, we encourage you to sing out for mental health awareness in the Help is on its Way Project. Featuring a regional Queensland tour, and culminating in a huge Brisbane concert, thousands of people from across Australia will come together to sing the powerful anthem ‘Help is on its Way’ with two-time ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Glenn Shorrock and some very special guests.
We want as many individuals and choirs of all levels, abilities and sizes to join this national choral initiative and help us in fostering a dialogue around positive mental health, so spread the word with anyone who may be interested! Can’t make it to the shows? The Brisbane concert will be live-streamed via our website, so you can host a concert in your community and sing along!
Registrations close 10 June, so register today and lend your voice! Learn more
Play Me, I’m Yours
This Festival, we invite you to rediscover the urban landscape on a musical treasure hunt through beautiful Brisbane. Play Me, I’m Yours – an installation by British artist Luke Jerram – has engaged millions worldwide since 2008 with beautifully decorated street pianos. Now in our 20th anniversary, this powerful and inviting installation is coming to Brisbane.
Throughout July, 20 pianos – brilliantly painted by local artists and community groups – will be hidden around Brisbane for you to discover. Track them all down using the online map, explore Brisbane to find each piano, tinker on their keys and reconnect with the city’s urban landscape and community in a profound and exciting way.
From South Bank to Shorncliffe and everywhere in between, reclaim the city through music this Festival with Play Me, I’m Yours. Learn more
Mission Songs Project
Jessie Lloyd’s profoundly moving Mission Songs Project returns this Festival, shedding light on daily life in Australian Indigenous missions through song. With flashes of sorrow and pangs of dislocation, Lloyd’s repertoire paints a vivid image of life for our Indigenous elders, families and communities who had been severed from their traditions and culture.
The project also serves a vital preservation purpose, with these valuable cultural assets at risk of being lost to history. Each concert, Lloyd invites community members and elders to tell their stories, share their memories and add to this cultural tapestry, with the goal of preserving and continuing this cultural practice into the 21st century. Learn more
Volunteer With Us
Want to get involved in the delivery of our 2019 festival programme?
We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join the team and help us with our events across Queensland. From event ushers to surveyors, there’s a myriad of ways you can get involved.