Brisbane City Council Presents

20 years

28-30 October

More than a street party


QMA Showcase

Date:           Sunday 30 October
Time:           2-7pm
Location:    Brunswick Street Mall

QMusic, through its annual Queensland Music Awards, recognises the depth and diversity of Queensland songwriters across all musical genres. The Queensland Music Awards are a state-wide search for Queensland’s best and most innovative songwriters and musicians. Valley Fiesta will pay homage to these talented musicians with performances by category winners and finalists from the 2016 QMAs.

The showcase will feature:

Emily Wurramara @ 2pm

Finalists for Queensland Music Awards (Indigenous Category) for her songs ‘Black Smoke’ and ‘NGERRABERRAKERNAMA’. 19 year old singer-songwriter, Emily Wurrumarra is a proud Indigenous performer from Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory. Who wrote her first song at nine years of age, Emily sings with heart and honesty, striving to share her stories and experiences through her original music.

Deena @ 3pm

Winner of BOQ People’s Choice Awards – Most promising female songwriter for her song titled Turpentine, Deena Lynch will take the stage at Valley Fiesta 2016. After only starting to play music three years ago, Deena has already achieved so much success and is seen as seasoned performer.

Bearfoot @ 4pm

Winner of Queensland Music Awards (Blues/Roots Category 2016) for their song ‘Impolite’. Bearfoot spawned in 2013 from a fusing of styles, expanding into a reggae sextet by a fondness for good groove, and spurred on by awareness. This Sunshine Coast band will bring everything they’ve got to Valley Fiesta 2016, don’t miss them!

Mzaza @ 5pm

Winner of the Queensland Music Awards (World Category) 2016 for their song ‘Nightwatch’. Mzaza is known for having a fascination with making something new from the old. Front woman Pauline Maudy sings in French, Spanish, Ladino, English and Turkish and delivered powerful and inspired performances. Be sure to catch Mzaza at Valley Fiesta 2016.

Forevr @ 6pm

Finalists for the Billy Thorpe Scholarship, Forevr is an experimental pop band from Brisbane. Known for fusing weird guitar sounds, electronic beats, synth pads and pretty singing to create a hypnotic shoegazey sound that is all their own. We are stoked to have Forevr at Valley Fiesta 2016.