BIGSOUND 2017 programs one hundred & thirty-three Australian artists

BIGSOUND Festival have dropped the mic on an incredible lineup this year, promising a four-night sonic adventure that will set the benchmark for new live music discovery in this country.

Proving that Australia has a widely diverse pool of underground talent and innovation, the festival’s 2017 line-up is a triumph for all those excited about the future music scene.

From 5-8 September, guitar fetishists can get their fix from acts such as sleepmakeswaves, West Thebarton, WAAX and The Beautiful Monument, along with seriously electronic vibes from Confidence Man, Cub Sport, Golden Vessel and SUPERCRUEL. New generation hip hop will be represented by Manu Crook$, Thandi Phoenix and Midas.Gold, along with a strong Australian female songwriting contingent in Tia Gostelow, Caiti Baker and Washington. Whatever your taste, BIGSOUND Festival 2017 will take you across genres with their four-night program of the country’s best new acts (with each artist playing twice so that you don’t miss a thing).

Previously announced artists include Winston Surfshirt (pictured at top), Alex the Astronaut, Baker Boy, Hatchie, Mansionair, The Creases, Kardajala Kirridarra and more, making up the huge 133+ artist event.

BIGSOUND Festival programmer Maggie Collins says: “The quality of new and Australian music is currently exemplified by how hard it was to choose these artists out of approximately 1070 applications.” Believing that every artist on the lineup has something unique to showcase, Maggie says she’s “frothing over the acts and can’t wait to show them off.”

All artists on the BIGSOUND Festival bill are eligible for a share of this year’s $100,000 Levi’s Music Prize and to join the now prestigious list of BIGSOUND alumni including Flume, Courtney Barnett, RUFUS, Tash Sultana, Gang of Youths, DMAs, Kingswood, The Temper Trap, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, Boy & Bear, A.B. Original, Methyl Ethel and many more.

This year’s venue count is at 18, all within 3 blocks of each other in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

The 2017 BIGSOUND Festival will welcome you at:

  • 256 Wickham
  • Alehouse Stage @Woolly Mammoth
  • Black Bear Lodge
  • Crowbar
  • Empire Hotel
  • Heya Bar
  • Laruche
  • Mane Stage @ Woolly Mammoth
  • triple j Unearthed @ Oh Hello!
  • Ric’s Big Backyard
  • The Brightside
  • The Brightside Outdoor Stage
  • The Elephant Hotel
  • Themusic. @ The Flying Cock
  • The Foundry
  • The TBC Club
  • The New Globe Theatre
  • The Zoo
Oh Mercy Get Smart
Oh Mercy

The Festival welcomes triple j Unearthed back this year, expanding its showcase of new talent across three big nights. Unearthed are also offering three spots to local Brisbane bands. Double J will be make their BIGSOUND debut, curating an intimate night of music at Black Bear Lodge on Thursday 7 September, the full lineup for which will be unveiled with the full Festival program this month.

Although the prime focus is on the music, BIGSOUND festival organisers are taking the overall experience to another level this year.

10 visual artists will take over the Valley precinct with lighting, projection, installation and illustration works, all placed between BIGSOUND’s 18 festival venues.

New BIGSOUND 2017 List:

  • Amyl and The Sniffers
  • Andy Golledge
  • Annie Bass
  • Ara Koufax
  • Ariela Jacobs
  • Belle Haven
  • Big White
  • Billy Davis and The Good Lords
  • Braille Face
  • Caiti Baker
  • Clea
  • Confidence Man
  • Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird
  • Cub Sport
  • Deadlights
  • Dear Seattle
  • Didirri
  • Donald Hugh
  • Drown This City
  • Easy Life
  • Emerson Snowe
  • Evan Klar
  • Exhibitionist
  • Fierce Mild
Fierce Mild-3
Fierce Mild
  • friendships
  • Golden Vessel
  • Good Boy
  • High-tails
  • jade imagine
  • Jess Riberio
  • Karl S. Williams
  • Laura Jean
  • Lupa J
  • Machine Age
  • Manu Crook$
  • Midas.Gold
  • MUTO
  • Nick Hill
  • Ocean Alley
  • Odette
  • Osaka Punch
  • Paddy McHugh
  • PLTS
  • Resin Moon
  • RVG
  • Scalphunter
  • sleepmakeswaves
  • Slow Dancer
  • Stella Donnelly
  • Taj Ralph
  • Teischa
  • Thandi Phoenix
  • The Beautiful Monument
  • The Comfort
  • The Harpoons
  • Tia Gostelow
  • Tom Stephens
  • Two Steps On The Water
  • Vandetta (SIN)
  • WAAX
Haiku Hands Press Image
Haiku Hands
  • Washington
  • Wild Honey
  • Yoko-Zuna (NZ)


  • Alex The Astronaut
  • Alexander Biggs
  • ALTA
  • Aurelia
  • Baker Boy
  • Bespin (NZ)
  • Body Type
  • Brightness
  • Clowns
  • Daggy Man
  • Dobby
  • Donny Benét
  • Dream Rimmy
  • ELKI
  • Endless Heights
  • Fanny Lumsden
  • Good Morning
  • Haiku Hands
  • Hatchie
  • Hayden Calnin
  • Hockey Dad
  • Horace Bones
  • Introvert
  • Isabel
  • IV League
  • Jess Locke
  • Jim Lawrie
  • Joyride
  • Kardajala Kirridarra (Sandhill Women)
  • Kylie Auldist
  • Lonelyspeck
  • Maddy Jane
  • mama kin spender
  • Mammals
  • Mansionair
  • Maribelle
  • Merk (NZ)
  • Miss Blanks
  • nyck
  • Obscura Hail
  • OKBadlands
  • Pagan
  • Pandamic
  • Party Dozen
  • Peter Bibby
  • Polaris
  • Polographia
  • POW! Negro
  • Seavera
  • Sloan Peterson
  • Spirit Bunny
  • The Cactus Channel
  • The Creases
  • The Teskey Brothers
  • Tigerilla
  • Willaris. K
  • Winston Surfshirt
  • Yoste
  • Ziggy Ramo

BIGSOUND Festival is on from 5-8 September, 2017. Tickets are on sale now from here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.