The Ultimate Guide To This Year's Queensland Music Trails Event Series

Written by Jay-Dee Pitcaithly on 4th June, 2021
The Ultimate Guide To This Year's Queensland Music Trails Event Series

The iconic QMF is spicing things up this year, kicking off their very first Queensland Music Trails event series this month. 

Designed to get Aussie music lovers out of the big smoke and into the beautiful backyard that is the Queensland outback, the Queensland Music Trail will feature a bunch of amazing events including the iconic Opera at Jimbour, Kate-Miller Heidke, Véronique Serret, Vanessa Tomlinson, Jess Hitchcock, and widely recognised Dreamtime Opera Diva Aunty Delmae Barton.

Other much-loved Australian acts performing throughout the series include Karl S Williams, Emily Wurramara, Paul Kelly, Ian Moss, Tim Fin and Shannon Noll

Get your itinerary sorted and discover some choice landmarks and locations Queensland Music Trails are taking over this June and July below.

Opera At Jimbour

Heritage-listed Jimbour Homestead, one of the earliest stations established on the Darling Downs in Queensland will play host to an incredible series of opera and chamber music events. Opera At Jimbour will take place at multiple locations throughout the property, including an intimate orchestral performance in the personal airplane hangar. 

The QMF team have also just announced the lineup for the series which features internationally renowned chamber instrumentalists from Ensemble Q and Australia's foremost performers from Opera Queensland, as well as a 27-piece orchestra from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Explore the full artist list HERE.

Secure tickets for Opera At Jimbour HERE.

Opera at Jimbour Homestead

Music For Stargazing

Next stop, Charleville Cosmos Centre, where live music and stars collide at Music for Stargazing. Inspired by the vast magnitude of the open outback night sky, and the traditional stories of the Bidjara people, this bespoke chamber music concert explores humankind's long-held fascination with the cosmos. Enjoy live performances from Kate Miller-Heidke and William Barton, as well as renowned soloists Aunty Delmae Barton, Jess Hitchcock, Keir Nuttall, Samuel PankhurstVéronique Serret and Vanessa Tomlinson.

Book your tickets to Music For Stargazing HERE.

Charleville Cosmos Centre qmf

Echoes In The Dust

Set in the beautiful backdrop of the Baldy Top lookout in Quilpie, Echoes In The Dust will see Topology and Dead Puppets Society combine contemporary composition with performance art to pay tribute to the local wildlife and natural beauty of the region. 

Secure your tickets for Echoes In The Dust HERE.

Echoes in the Dust Queensland Music Trails

Oasis Afternoons

Kick back with a beautiful afternoon in Windorah, where Oasis Afternoons offer trail travellers a chance to unwind with the sounds of some of Queensland's leading blues, roots and acoustic artists including Karl S. Williams, Emily Wurramara and Hussy Hicks. The perfect rest stop before the big finale at Big Red Bash.

Oasis Afternoons is a free event. More info can be found via the Queensland Music Trails website HERE.

Oasis Afternoons at Queensland Music Trails

Big Red Bash

The Big Red Dune 35km west of Birdsville, QLD on the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert is the final stop on the trail, with Big Red Bash promising a send-off of epic outback proportions. Catch live performances from iconic Aussie acts including Paul Kelly, Kate Cebrano, Ian Moss and heaps more. 

Big Red Bash at Queensland Music Trials 2021

Tickets for Queensland Music Trails are on sale now. Check out the full program and ticket info below.

Queensland Music Trail

presented by QMF

25 June - 8 July 2021

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Opera at Jimbour

25 - 27 June 2021 | Jimbour, QLD | BOOK TICKETS

Music for Stargazing

Ft. William Barton, Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall, Jessica Hitchcock, Aunty Delmae Barton + More

29 - 30 June 2021 | Charleville, QLD | BOOK TICKETS

Echoes in the Dust

Ft. Topology & Dead Puppet Society

1 & 2 July 2021 | Quilpie, QLD | BOOK TICKETS

Oasis Afternoons

ft. Karl S.Williams, Hussy Hicks & Emily Wurramara 

3 - 4 July 2021 | Windorah, QLD | FREE EVENT - MORE INFO HERE

Big Red Bash

ft. Paul Kelly, Ian Moss, Tim Finn, John Williamson, Kate Ceberano, Thirsty Merc, Shannon Noll + more

6 - 8 July 2021 | Birdsville, QLD | SOLD OUT

The Outback Trail is presented by QMF and supported by the Australian Government through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland's Spaces and Places Activation Fund.