28 Queensland music festivals to experience
From country to blues, to indie and even rockabilly, we've put together all the big music events happening across Queensland Australia each year.
The seed of the Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival was planted by island resident Jani Haenke and violinist Rachel Smith, among reformers and trap tables, at a Pilates class in 2007. An idea to ask friends to join us in staging a small concert at Straddie took root, and somehow the little, low-key performance we’d envisaged grew into three concerts that first year. Our musician friends gave a lot of their time to rehearse, play the concerts and generally enjoy themselves. The audience jumped at the chance to hear energetic performances of repertoire that had been rarely (if ever) performed live on the island.
The Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival is about to enter its thirteenth year (Jani, tireless promoter of the festival, died in 2009, so there was no festival that year), and remains committed to the original aims.