BIGSOUND is Australia’s premier music industry conference and artist showcase. For several days every September, a vibrant collection of musicians, buyers and experts from across the globe assemble in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley to explore the challenges of our ever-evolving industry and experience the next wave of music from Australia and beyond. BIGSOUND is where the world discovers Australian music.
By day, BIGSOUND’s conference program features internationally significant keynote speakers and challenging, cutting-edge workshop and panel topics. In 2019, the conference portion of the festival will be led by keynote speaker – the “extremely dedicated” Fyre Festival event producer – Andy King, who will be making his way down under to address the conference, giving insight into the world of event promotion and why you should never run out of water. Andy is joined by fellow keynote speakers Terry McBride, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald and acclaimed artist Mojo Juju.
The live-music portion of the event, will bring together the best of tomorrow’s hottest Australia acts. Punters will be able to catch showcases from Australia’s most buzzworthy live performers, including Tones And I, Milan Ring, Tasman Keith, Bad//Dreems, yergurl, EGOISM, and Electric Fields, who lead the first wave 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 this September 3–6.