Cub Sport, Busby Marou, Jaguar Jonze and Order Sixty6 are all confirmed to perform at the 2020 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs), produced by QMusic and taking place on Tuesday 3 March at Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall.
Cub Sport who are renowned for their emotionally-charged alt-pop; Busby Marou whose self-titled debut album earnt ARIA Gold and most recent album ‘Postcards From The Shell House’ topped the ARIA Charts; Brisbane rap supergroup Order Sixty6 and ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ nominated Jaguar Jonze with more acts to be announced.
“The 2020 Queensland Music Awards are shaping up to be the most exciting Awards that QMusic has presented finding their new home in the beautiful Fortitude Music Hall”, said QMAs Executive Producer Angela Samut.
“The QMA’s ceremony will feature incredible QLD talent which is a reflection of the consistently high quality of artists coming through the ranks in our state.
“The calibre of artists entering the 2020 QMAs has been unprecedented and next week we announce our world-class category finalists.
“I’m also very happy to say we have some exciting news regarding our Emerging Artist of the Year Award soon!”
"I love the QMAs because they celebrate the diverse talent from throughout all of Queensland”, said Cub Sport front Tim Nelson.
“It’s also exciting to discover new artists who will likely be the future of Queensland music. I remember hearing about Amy Shark when she won her first QMA, fast forward a couple of years and she’s winning ARIAs, selling out shows all around the world and casually hanging out with Nicole Kidman. Zo and I have a stripped back performance planned for the night which I’m really excited for!"
The QMAs is offering a new experience in 2020 with premium tickets on sale which include a three-hour dining and beverage package including a two-course meal and prime cabaret-style seating. This package is available to purchase from $137.95 + booking fee for QMusic members and $157.95 + booking fee for non-members. ;
General Admission mezzanine tickets are available to purchase from $57.95 + booking fee for QMusic members and $77.95 + booking fee for non-members. Both Premium and General Admission Mezzanine ticket holders will be treated to the official 2020 QMA After Party hosted at The Outpost Bar (with a cash bar for all guests).
To become a QMusic member and access your QMA ticketed discount as well as other special offers, and further member benefits visit the QMusic website.
The 2020 Queensland Music Awards is set to be the biggest event in the Queensland music calendar with performances from Cub Sport, Miiesha, Busby Marou, Jaguar Jonze and Order Sixty6. The 2020 QMAs will be held at The Fortitude Music Hall on Tuesday 3 March. Red carpet from 6:00pm.
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