Brisbane City Council and QMusic have joined forces to present some of the Sunshine State’s best emerging artists for Valley Fiesta 2017 weekend, October 27 – 28. The annual free music festival held in Fortitude Valley will also feature a special ceremony to honour the 2017 Queensland Music Awards (QMA) Song of The Year winner, Amy Shark who is set to join the Brunswick Street Mall Music Walk of Fame.
Taking over the Brunswick Street Mall stage from 12pm – 4pm on Saturday October 28, catch QMA multi-nominated alt-pop act Moreton, featuring frontwoman and inaugural Carol Lloyd Award recipient Georgia Potter. A standout from QMusic Industry Connect Program and emerging Brisbane songwriter, Sarah Frank will join the bill with her neo-soul/funk sounds along with up and coming electronic artist Zapéd, who has recently shared the stage with Glass Animals and The Kite String Tangle. 2017 QMA Pop Award nominees, Morning Harvey will round out the afternoon. The indie rockers saw their first EP secure a spot in top 200 on CMJ radio for 3 weeks and are set to release their debut album for later this year.
Among the Valley Fiesta festivities, a special ceremony to honour Gold Coast pop singer songwriter Amy Shark will take place at 3pm. Shark will join a host of breakthrough QLD acts including, Violent Soho, Ball Park Music, Cub Sport, Emma Louise and Hungry Kids of Hungary, who have been honoured over the years through the #ValleyWalkofFame initiative. Supported by Brisbane City Council, each year Valley Fiesta pays homage to these talented musicians in partnership with QMusic, Queensland’s music industry development association and producers of the QMAs and BIGSOUND Festival.
The annual Queensland Music Awards recognises the depth and diversity of Queensland songwriters by spotlighting emerging talent and acknowledging commercial, national and international success. An annual call for entries encourages songwriters from across the state to submit their songs and have their music heard by music industry executives, radio personalities and tastemakers from across the globe that make up the 60+ judging panel. Applications will open in November 2017 at www.queenslandmusicawards.com.au.