Joel Farland

Music Director, Farland Creative


Joel Farland is one of Australia’s leading musical directors and live music producers.

Joel’s expertise has led him to create live performances for some of Australia’s and the world’s highest profile music artists: Rita Ora, Peking Duk, Parkway Drive, Charli XCX, Hayden James, Dope Lemon, Amy Shark, Cosmo’s Midnight, Conrad Sewell, Lisa Mitchell, Tkay Maidza and many others for performances on the worlds festival stages, television shows, award ceremonies, arenas and stadiums. He is often relied upon by television productions to musical direct their shows, including ABC New Years Eve and ABC’s The Set and has put together performances for The State of Origin, Destination NSW, multiple ARIA Awards performances, APRA Awards, Dally M Awards and more. 

As a musician, Joel has performed at many of the world’s major music festivals including, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Bestival, SXSW, The Great Escape, Splendour in The Grass, Falls Festival, Lovebox, Stereosonic, Groovin The Moo, triple j One Night Stand and the BBC Proms; and on television shows including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, Later…with Jools Holland, X Factor, ARIA Awards, The Voice, MTV Live, UK’s Channel 4 Album Chart Show , Dally M Awards, Sunrise, Today, and triple j’s Like a Version. 

Joel endorses Ableton Live, Yamaha Drums and electronics, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, and Remo drumheads. As a speaker, he has given lectures for Red Bull Music Academy, Electronic Music Conference and Ableton Live School.

He holds a First Class Honours degree in classical percussion and composition for screen from The Royal College of Music, London, where he attended on full scholarship as the ABRSM International Scholar.


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