Celebrate the soundtrack of our state as SLQ sets the stage for the music of Queensland with Live! Queensland band culture.
Through live performances, exhibitions and events, immerse yourself in the passion of the fans and the talent of the bands that have rocked Queensland since the 1850s.
From the way band culture has helped us connect or rebel, to the impact of venues and new technologies, Live! draws on 160 years of our collective memory to share Queensland’s own musical story.
Experience the music that has moved us, the bands that have helped shape our state, and the moments that have changed us forever.
Participate in Live!
Sunday performance program
Perform with your band in the SLQ Gallery! If you are involved in a Queensland music association, school, community or independent band, we’re keen to hear from you. If your application is successful, you will get a prime spot in the Cultural Centre to perform, promotion in our published program, and sound and lighting support.
Be our house band of the month during the Live! program. If your band is chosen, you will get a performance spot in our Second Saturdays program, as well as gigs in the Queen Street Mall and The Music Box at SLQ. We’ll also sell your music at The Library Shop.
Short performance program
Over the four months of Live!, we will host a range of short, pop-up performances by small, acoustic bands in SLQ’s Knowledge Walk, lifts and other public spaces around the building. Send us a video of your band to be in the running.
If you’re interested in showcasing your collection of Queensland band photos and videos, let us know what you have and we may include it in a special exhibition space at SLQ.
Closing date for all applications is Friday 1 March 2013.