BIGSOUND Festival 2017’s first artist announcement has exploded today, with over 60 acts making up the initial list of Australia’s hottest musicians heading to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley live music precinct this September.
This first announcement includes hot-button acts such as Winston Surfshirt, Hatchie, Alex the Astronaut (pictured), Polaris, Mansionair and Ruby Fields, as well as return BIGSOUND visitors Hockey Dad, Mama Kin and The Creases.
As in each of BIGSOUND’s previous 15 incarnations, there’s something for everyone. The festival reaches across the genres, welcoming everyone from dance floor lords Total Giovanni to future hip hop star Baker Boy, electronic breakouts Haiku Hands and instrumental soulsters The Cactus Channel. The festival’s international reach also continues to grow in 2017, with the UK’s Splashh and New Zealand Critic’s Choice prize winners Bespin heading down under to join the festival.
This year, BIGSOUND gives each act the opportunity to play twice, expanding the live music experience across four big nights on 5 – 8 September across 17 venues to ensure punters and industry get multiple chances to check out the artists that get the most chatter across BIGSOUND week.
“Once again we’ve been spoiled for choice when it comes to the range of new and exciting talent being showcased at BIGSOUND,” said BIGSOUND Programmer Maggie Collins.
“I know these acts will follow in the footsteps of those that have come before them and achieve the international recognition that they deserve.”
BIGSOUND’s major partner Virgin Australia is extending the BIGSOUND journey this year, offering two return economy class airfares anywhere on their international long-haul network to one lucky punter who books their flights to the festival via the BIGSOUND website.
BIGSOUND Festival runs from 5 – 8 September 2017. Tickets are on sale now from bigsound.org.au. Just $85 gets you a Rainbow Pass for four nights of live music including the closing night party or you can grab a single night pass for just $45. Access All Areas Purple passes which include entry to all live shows, conferences, parties, delegate portal and more are available from just $470 with special rates ending at midnight on 31 July.
FULL FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT
Alex The Astronaut, Alexander Biggs, ALTA AURELIA, Baker Boy, Bespin, BOAT SHOW, Body Type, Brightness, Clowns, Daggy Man Dobby, Donny Benét, Dream, Rimmy, ELKI, Endless Heights, Fanny Lumsden, Good Morning, Haiku Hands, Hatchie, Hayden Calnin, Hockey Dad, Horace Bones, Introvert, Isabel, IV League, Jess Locke, Jim Lawrie, Joyride, Kardajala Kirridarra, Kylie Auldist, Lonelyspeck, Maddy Jane, mama kin spender, Mammals, Mansionair, Maribelle Merk, MISS BLANKS, nyck, Obscura Hail, OKBadlands, Pagan Pandamic, Party Dozen, Peter Bibby, Polaris, Polographia, POW! Negro, RUBY FIELDS, Seavera, Sloan Peterson, Spirit Bunny, Splashh, The Cactus Channel, The Creases, The Teskey Brothers, Tigerilla, TOTAL GIOVANNI, WHALEHOUSE, Willaris. K, Winston Surfshirt, Yoste, Ziggy Ramo.