Queensland Music Festival
Katie Noonan has released her first program as Artistic Director of Queensland Music Festival (QMF), revealing a program that spans contemporary and classical music, large-scale community events and education programs, and big names like Kate Ceberano, Montaigne, Isaiah, Lior, Steve Kilbey, David Hobson, Elena Kats-Chernin and Manu Delago, alongside big ambitions to unite thousands of Australians in song from July 7–30.
Queensland Music Festival is a state-wide celebration of musical excellence with an international reputation and an unparalleled geographic reach. The festival collaborates with the best of local, national and international talent to bring a broad tapestry of music to Queenslanders from all walks of life, in Brisbane and in regional and remote centres from the Torres Strait to the Gold Coast. Since 1999 the festival has engaged audiences of more than one million people through projects in 82 regions across the state.
QMF has redefined the traditional festival model to engage deeply with communities over time, igniting artistic potential and leaving a lasting legacy. In collaboration with councils and communities, QMF inspires participation in music-making and performances that reflect local culture and tell local stories.