The ever-burgeoning annual BIGSOUND event has quickly become a jewel in the crown for the Aussie music industry; part small-scale SXSW, part music schoolies, the conference and live music extravaganza, produced by QMusic, has become a haven for local discovery and talent expansion on a local and international scale; and 2019 is set to get a whole lot bigger!
With the BIGSOUND team this week releasing the first round of tomorrow's superstars, there's already 76 acts ready to hit the ground running when the BIGSOUND circus rolls to town this September. Marking the same stages that previously provided a jumping off point for the likes of Flume, Rüfüs Du Sol, Courtney Barnett, Ocean Alley, Baker Boy, Tash Sultana, The Temper Trap, Gang of Youths, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and more, there ain't no party like a BIGSOUND party, cos a BIGSOUND party can lead to music industry infamy.
2019 is shaping up to be a killer year, not only for talent and the "choose your own adventure" speed-dating nature of the live showcases, but also with the introduction for the first time of 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 first round of artists and acts boast a plethora of genres and career stages, and you can catch a glimpse of the list below. And if you're in the media way, the BIGSOUND Media Pass applications are also live NOW - you've got til August 1st to throw your hat into this illustrious ring, so definitely do not delay.
FOR BIGSOUND TICKETS (ON SALE FROM JUNE 27th) - HEAD HERE TO RSVP.
FOR MEDIA PASS APPLICATIONS - HEAD HERE.
BIGSOUND 2019 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
BY TIANA SPETER