Now celebrating eight years, Queensland Music Awards will be changing venues in 2020. The Fortitude Music Hall will play host to the awards, slated for March 2020. At a launch event at BIGSOUND, QMusic announced the news. The event celebrated Queensland Music and featured performances from previous winners such as Clea, Tia Gostelow, and Tokyo Twilight with industry partners and media in attendance.
“The Queensland Music Awards celebrate and showcase the best of Queensland’s music industry and we are excited to be hosting the 2020 QMAs at the new Fortitude Music Hall,” said QMusic CEO Angela Samut. The Queensland Music Awards recently unveiled the 2019 QMA Song of the Year plaque, for winner Clea, on the Valley Walk of Fame which is found at the entrance to The Fortitude Music Hall. The Valley Walk of Fame celebrates Queensland’s musical talent, by creating a monument that recognises the artists’ achievements.
“We are proud to be behind this event which is an important part of Australia’s music landscape and one which has catapulted local talent to a global audience including Amy Shark, Violent Soho, Ball Park Music, and Cub Sport,” Samut said. “The QMAs not only provide a platform for our local artists to be recognised nationally and abroad but also our industry leaders, festivals and live music venues too, that keep the joy of music alive in our communities.”
John Collins, Venue Director at Fortitude Music Hall said, “We are very excited to be hosting the Queensland Music Awards at the Fortitude Music Hall next year. QMusic have done a fantastic job with the awards, growing it each year. We feel that the QMA’s have found their natural home at the Fortitude Music Hall and together we will continue to deliver a world class event celebrating Queensland’s rich music scene, the envy of our southern counterparts.”
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