All the tools you need to plan a successful trip to BIGSOUND in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley are here.
Venture out across 18 venues over four nights for a full programme of live music goodness – BIGSOUND have disclosed the full lineup – it’s waiting for you on the BIGSOUND Festival website and in the exclusive BIGSOUND app (available on iOS and Android).
There are over 140 of Australian acts on the bill, including some last minute additions sneaking in over the last week including Oh Mercy, Abbe May and Slotface.
The official BIGSOUND conference, or grown-ups-in-the-music-business program has also hit, with a wide ranging array of keynote speakers covering topics from race, culture, gender, identity and mental health through to export, technology, touring, release strategies, Australian content, and crisis management.
A swag of Music Tech businesses will be in attendance showing off their technical innovations too – SamplerBox, LoveBusk, OpenLIVE, Muzeroom, Audeara, Prysim, VibeWire, Mish Guru, Maven Music and Royalty Tracks. To find out more read their profiles on the BIGSOUND Festival website.
The official BIGSOUND conference program will cover topics from race, culture, gender, identity and mental health through to export, technology, touring, release strategies, Australian content, and crisis management.
The first ever BIGSOUND visual artists have also been revealed, all set to spectacularly change the streetscape and aesthetic of Fortitude Valley in a way you’ve never seen before – Catriona Drummond, Alinta, Helena Papageorgiou, Ward Squires, Phoebe Paradise, Blair Foley, Niqui Toldi, Sam McKenzie and Sarah Winter.
There is also an exhaustive list of parties for you to get your heads (and dry mouths) around, including an after, after, after party with the venue to be decided on the late morning of the day after the last one? Isn’t that how this works? Keep on truckin, music lovers.
BIGSOUND FESTIVAL ARTISTS
Alex The Astronaut
Amyl and The Sniffers
Abbe May (New)
Angie McMahon (New)
Billy Davis and The Good Lords
Carmouflage Rose (Unearthed winner) (New)
Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird
Drown This City
Driven Fear (New)
Holiday Party (Unearthed winner) (New)
Horror My Friend (New)
Jesse Porsches (New)
Kardajala Kirridarra (Sandhill Women)
Karl S. Williams
Mama Kin Spender
Nice Biscuit (Unearthed winner) (New)
Oh Mercy (New)
Press Club (New)
Suicide Swans (New)
The Beautiful Monument
The Cactus Channel
The VANNS (New)
Tempest Rising (New)
The Tesky Brothers
Two Steps On The Water
Why We Run (New)
BIGSOUND FESTIVAL PARTIES
Women In Music Afternoon
Social State Welcome Party
CAAMA Music Lunchtime Party
Tasmania Lunchtime Party
Cattleyard Afternoon Party
Hub Digital Distribution Launch Party
Levi’s Music Prize Launch Party
Red Bull Sound Select Party
Bacon & Bangers at Music Industry College Breakfast
Gold Coast Music Awards Showcase
Made in Adelaide Party
Sounds from Chile Party
Oztix BIGSOUND Party
The Home Indigenous Showcase
Brisbane City Council Qube Effect Showcase
Secret Sounds / TheMusic After Party (from Midnight)
The Mountain Goat Beer Closing Party
BIGSOUND Festival 2017 runs from 5-8 September, 2017. Tickets for are on sale now.
BIGSOUND is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Tourism and Events Queensland. BIGSOUND has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council of the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
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