Australia’s biggest new music event BIGSOUND has today unveiled its first drop of tomorrow’s superstars with Tones And I, Milan Ring, Tasman Keith, Bad//Dreems, yergurl, EGOISM,and Electric Fields leading a list of 76 live performing artists out of what will become a total of 150 acts across 18 stages in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct thisSeptember 3-6.
Produced by QMusic, BIGSOUND brings together over 200 of the top talent scouts from across the world, music fans from across Australia and the hottest 150 bands from across the region in a unique musical speed-dating extravaganza. It’s four big nights of a choose-your-own-adventure live music discovery, where no two schedules are the same and where in previous years the lucky public have had a first look at artists including Flume, Rüfüs Du Sol, Courtney Barnett, Ocean Alley, Baker Boy, Tash Sultana, The Temper Trap, Gang of Youths, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Middle East and more.
Also for the first time, BIGSOUND opens the Artist Village, creating a sanctuary and meeting place for the 150 live performing artists at the event to relax, network and enhance their BIGSOUND experience.
The BIGSOUND Artist Village includes the option of free accommodation on a first-in-best-dressed basis, complimentary breakfast and more. The Artist Village will be open to all BIGSOUND artists from 10am until 4pm daily, including free wifi, conference live stream, artist workshops, safe zone with mental health counsellors, informal interview spaces, instrument repair store, hair and makeup salon, rehearsal room and brand networking opportunities.
“The BIGSOUND Artist Village has turned our festival up to eleven with this game-changing initiative designed to look after showcasing artists,” said QMusic CEO Angela Samut.
“The Artist Village was announced to all showcasing artists and was fully booked in 24 hours with a wait list,” Ms Samut said. “We look forward to welcoming BIGSOUND artists to the Village where they can relax, rehearse and with the potential to form new collaborations.”
OTHER IMPORTANT UPDATES:
Tickets for BIGSOUND Festival go on sale on June 27 from 9am at Oztix. For just $85, a Rainbow Pass gives you access to all performances: 150 artists, across 18 venues, with just one wristband. For more information and ticketing options, click here.For pre-sale access to tickets 24 hours before the general public RSVP here.
BIGSOUND Media Pass applications are also NOW OPEN – If you would like to apply for a media pass click here. Media passes are limited, and applications close August 1st – further information on how to apply available via the link.
BIGSOUND’s app will also been refreshed with a unique Spotify integration, allowing attendees to get a personalised discovery playlist from the BIGSOUND lineup based on their own favourite artists, listening history, and genre preferences!
BIGSOUND FESTIVAL FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT:
Approachable Members Of Your Local Community
Being Jane Lane
Black Rock Band
Royal And The Southern Echo
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
THE DEAD LOVE
The Money War
Tones And I
+ more to be announced
FIRST SPEAKERS & BUYERS ANNOUNCEMENT:
Keynote: Terry McBride – Nettwerk (Can)
Abbie McCarthy – Radio 1 & BBC Music Introducing (UK)
Adam Kreeft – The Feldman Agency (USA)
Anamaria Diaz – Páramo (COL)
Andy Snape – Raw Power Management (USA)
Bekah Zietz Flynn – Sub Pop Records (USA)
Ben Coleman – Green Man Festival (UK)
Ben Morris – Domino Creative Sync (USA)
Brid Walpole – Pitch Perfect PR (USA)
Brendan Moylan – ECO (MEX)
Casey O’Shaughnessy – Select Music (AUS)
Ellie Jones – Stay Loose PR (UK)
Fabrício Nobre – A Construtora Música e Cultura (BRA)
Jamila Lyndon – Paradigm Agency (USA)
Jon Halperin – The Glass House (USA)
Kamran Haq – Live Nation UK / Download Festival (UK) Kim Frankiewicz – Concord Music (UK)