OM Fest tuning up for 2019: looking back on CQ's all-original music festival

OM Fest, the Capricorn Coast’s annual celebration of original music, is back for 2019 on September 14.

Inspired by a singer-songwriter who couldn’t get gigs for his originals in a music scene dominated by covers of familiar standards, OM Fest has been growing ever since in Yeppoon’s lush Waru Gardens.

Find out how it all began:

Om stands for Original Music

Nominations are open now for performers who’d like to be part of this year’s OM Fest. There are no strict guidelines or rules about who can perform, just that your music needs to be original. To find out more or throw your hat into the ring, visit OM Fest on Facebook.