Logan City to host major music festival

Published: 20 Feb 2014

A grand musical production – bigger and better than Logan City has ever seen before – is on its way.

Logan City Council this week endorsed a two-year partnership with Queensland Music Festival (QMF), spearheaded by artistic director and jazz star James Morrison, to deliver ‘Logan’s Musical Celebration’ in mid-2015, a festival created by the community, for the community.

Logan City Mayor Pam Parker said the music festival met an area identified as a priority in the Logan: City of Choice Summit Action Plan – to bring people together to share and enjoy cultural diversity and provide opportunities for community arts and cultural expression.

“An outcome from last year’s Summit was to establish a signature event that is community owned and driven and encompasses different elements including music, food, dance and more,” she said.

“This partnership with QMF ticks all the boxes, with the added benefit of having some of the best in the business helping to develop it into a milestone event.

“The community will be involved every step of the way, from deciding the name and theme of the show, to being part of the production and, of course, being there to enjoy the festivities.

“Work will begin in the coming months so watch this space.”

Cr Parker said the festival promised to leave a lasting legacy for Logan City.

“The community will be involved in the planning and production of the event and, along the way, we’ll uncover local talent and help develop the skills of our musicians and arts organisations,” she said.

Queensland Music Festival Artistic Director James Morrison said that he cannot wait to start working with the Logan community on this project.

“I’m delighted that we will be working with Logan City Council and the entire community to create this fantastic signature event to celebrate the incredible talent that exists in the Logan region,” he said.

“We are thrilled to assist and guide the process, but this will be an event created by and for the people of Logan – and it’s going to be huge!”

James Morrison QMF