Emma Ireland will take over as festival director for Daylesford's ChillOut Festival for the 2021-2022 season.
Ms Ireland has been part of the festival previously, having managed the Carnival Day, the Town Hall and a number of performances at the Palais as part of the 2019 festival.
ChillOut committee president Tessa Halliday said the festival was lucky to have Emma at the helm for its 25th annnivesary celebrations in 2022.
"We are so excited to be working with her," Ms Halliday said. "She is a unique talent having both amazing creative abilities but also the skills to turn those ideas into events for everyone."
ChillOut was able to be held in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic took held. It also went ahead this year.
Ms Ireland has more than 25 years experience in the music and events industry having worked for Revolver Upstairs, Bar Open, The Big Day Out, The Byron Blues Festival, Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains.
She has created and managed a range of artistic events from forums to booking and touring a number of up-and-coming artists all around Australia and overseas.
"I am 100 per cent committed to further development of ChillOut as a major queer community festival in our Hepburn Shire," Ms Ireland said.
"The 25th year of ChillOut brings a fabulous opportunity to celebrate diversity in our queer community but also to reach out and build strong partnerships with other LGBTQIA organisations all around Victoria."
ChillOut Festival will be held next year on March 10 to 14.
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