Now in its sixteenth year, BIGSOUND is your annual opportunity to discover the future of Australian music. Running over four September days and nights, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley comes alive with a global gathering of musicians, industry, brands, media and music lovers.
BIGSOUND has unveiled its first round of tastemaker attendees and speakers, drawing from a massive pool of buyers, talent scouts and A&R from around the globe, along with some inspirational local legends! Heading the announcement are two Australian artist keynotes, Archie Roach and Tina Arena. Proving there are many ways to Australian music success, the two speakers’ career paths couldn’t be more different, yet they have both cemented their place in the Australian consciousness through crossing cultures, ages and genres to prove the relevance of telling Australian stories through song across multiple decades.
Last year saw 7000 people from around the world converge on Brisbane to surf the next wave of Australian music, with this year’s edition sure to be even bigger. The first announcement overflows with names on the lips of A&R across the globe including Winston Surfshirt, Hatchie, Alex the Astronaut, Polaris, Mansionair and Ruby Fields, as well as return BIGSOUND visitors Hockey Dad, Mama Kin and The Creases.
BIGSOUND will run from September 5–8 and will encompass numerous venues across Fortitude Valley.