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Transforming lives through music
Queensland Music Festival (QMF) is a state-wide celebration of musical excellence with an international reputation and an unparalleled geographic reach.
The best of local, national and international talent bring every conceivable style 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 a million people through projects in 78 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.
The Festival has received national recognition for recent projects involving large-scale engagement and community participation. These include the World’s Biggest Orchestra in Brisbane, Boomtown in Gladstone, Behind The Cane in Bowen, Ailan Kores on Thursday Island, the Cape York Instrumental Project in Aurukun, Hopevale and Coen, Heart of an Open Country in Tambo and the establishment of the Yarrabah Band Festival and revival of the Yarrabah Brass Band in Far North Queensland.