Music capital

Ipswich Steps Up To Be Queensland’s Live Music Capital For SPARK Ipswich


LUMINATE: Thursday July 7 to Sunday July 17
Timothy Molony Park

Gather and graze at the new festival center, with live performances at Timothy Molony Park every night from 6-9pm. The list of artists includes Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company, Bullhorn, Annie and the Helm, Orpheus Corale, Cambrian Show Choir, Las Chimilitas, Brooke Austen, Kim Wright, Jarrad Wrigley, Taylor Wilton, Ipswich SHS Jazz Band, Ipswich City Big Band and much more.

Illuminations: Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra: Friday 8 July
Ipswich Civic Center

French chic meets British sophistication in a performance of classic works by Elgar, Debussy and Britten.

RING THE HORN: Saturday July 9
Level up, log in and get noticed! Waghorn to West’s music industry development event, allowing you to ask questions, network and gain access to experienced music industry experts.

Circa 160, Goleby Basement, Hotel Metropole and Studio 188

Ipswich’s multi-venue independent live music tour. 16 artists from Queensland take over four venues for an epic evening of live music. The artist lineup includes Bugs, Lisi, Greta Stanley, Hallie, WIIGZ, Asha Jefferies, Austin McKay, Dennis., Emily Grace Taylor, Flamingo Blonde, Melaleuca, Nicole McKinney, Clayton Francis, DuO, Soviet X-Ray Record Club and TAS

WOM: Sunday July 10
Main Street, Orion Springfield Mall

A one-day world music festival showcasing and celebrating the vibrant culturally and linguistically diverse community of Ipswich and South East Queensland. The lineup includes Obscure Orchestra by Matt Hsu, Sasta, Estampa, MZAZA, No Way Jose, East of West, Tibet2Timbuk2, Shanasheel Arabic Music Ensemble, Mircha Mangiacotti Quartet and many more.

Boyd Meets Girl: Friday, July 15
St. Mary’s Church

Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd and American cellist Laura Metcalf perform songs of love and despair.

The full program and ticketing information is available at

SPARK Ipswich is delivered thanks to the support of the following partners:

Foundation partner: Ipswich City Council; Major partners: Ripley Town Centre, Orion Springfield Central, Stockland Providence and the Government of Queensland; Support Partners: Brick Lane Brewing, Brisbane Multicultural Arts Center (BEMAC) and Quest Springfield Central; Media partners: Bishopp, Scenestr, 4ZZZ and QMusic; Programming Partners: Ipswich Libraries, first5forever, Ipswich Art Gallery, Studio 188, Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich Waste Services, Ipswich Catholic Community, Ipswich City Orchestras, Circa 160, Goleby’s Basement and Hotel Metropole.

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