Queensland Music Festival will unleash the power of music in cities, towns and remote corners across the state from 17 July to 2 August.

This year’s festival was launched at The Triffid in Newstead on Monday 25 May, and we were there to snap all the action.

“Music has the power to move people and transform lives, and QMF is passionate about bringing sublime sounds to people wherever they are in the state,” QMF Artistic Director and trumpet maestro James Morrison said.

“We will fly artists to the furthest flung regions of Cape York, see one of the world’s most remote symphony orchestras perform in Mount Isa, and bring together hundreds of Logan locals in a musical celebration of their multicultural city.

“The geographic scale and musical legacies created by QMF’s monumental regional projects make the festival unique in Australia, and possibly the world.”

Click through the gallery above to see the guests who turned out for the launch, and click here for more information about this year’s Queensland Music Festival.