RECORD crowds turned out to see Logan’s story hit the stage

6th August 2015 6:00 AM
Thousands turned out for Logan's Queensland Music Festival at the weekend. Photo: Justin Nicholas Thousands turned out for Logan's Queensland Music Festival at the weekend. Photo: Justin Nicholas Contributed

RECORD crowds turned out to see Logan's story hit the stage when the Queensland Music Festival came to the city at the weekend.

About 15,000 people witnessed the stage show Under This Sky, which was more than two years in the making.

In addition to the audience numbers, more than 700 Logan locals starred in the production, held on the fields at Logan Brothers.

Artistic director James Morrison said when he first sat down with Mayor Pam Parker to talk about the possibility of an event, he had no idea what he was in for.

"Of course I knew Logan was a large, diverse and artistically fascinating place - but I didn't understand just how huge, incredibly diverse and most of all, how extraordinarily artistically vibrant this community is," he said.

Cr Parker said the event helped put Logan on the map.

The event combined with Eats & Beats, a new monthly initiative that sees a market-style event held on a Friday night in different locations across Logan.