Gold Coast Showcase at BIGSOUND 2016: Tesla Coils, Lane Harry x Ike Campbell, Aquila Young

Three of the Gold Coast’s most promising music artists will strut their stuff in front of an international music audience when BIGSOUND takes place in Brisbane next month.

BIGSOUND is the biggest music showcase in the southern hemisphere, attracting more than 5000 movers and shakers from Australia and abroad. As well as a packed three-day conference program, the event includes two big nights of music across a Fortitude Valley venues, featuring more than 120 live acts.

This year, Aquila Young, Lane Harry x Ike Campbell and Tesla Coils will be part of the program for a lunchtime showcase which takes place Thursday 8 September.

Aquila Young (pictured in feature image) is fearless and fearsome, possessing an unwavering charm and artfully provoking the senses. She’s quickly established a local following by captivating Gold Coast audiences with her dynamic energy and alluring presence and she’s shared stages with Bob Evans, MT Warning and TSUN as well as scoring gigs at Bleach* Festival, GLOW Festival and Live at Bond. She was also a finalist in Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2016 Gold Coast Music Awards.

Watch Aquila Young here.

Lanexike 2016 01Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell are here to change the perception of rap in Australia, fusing grand scale production, lush melodies and captivating lyrics. These two twenty one year olds are the frontier of the reimagined Australian hip-hop sound.

The pair has been publicly supported by 360, the biggest artist in Australian hip-hop and as well as sharing his stage, have performed alongside Tech N9ne, Allday, Remi, David Dallas, Tkay Maidza, Seth Sentry and REMI. They also won song of the year at the 2015 Gold Coast Music Awards for Anarchy.

Watch Lane Harry x Ike Campbell here.


TOrb brighteresla Cøils may be currently unknown to Gold Coasters, but take it from me, they won’t be for long. Armed with analog synthesizers, wood, metal and copper, the two-piece comprising Jed Wølters and Chris Dennis drive industrial force and resonance into recorded and live frenzies. For intergalactic music lovers seeking an unhinged yet catchy dose of retro-future electro-pop with lashings of dark electronica, a wonderful thing.

Check out Tesla Cøils here.

The BIGSOUND showcase is happening thanks to the support of City of Gold Coast and their premier sponsorship of the Gold Coast Music Awards.

The Gold Coast showcase takes place on Thursday 8 September from 12.30 – 2.00pm and is only open to BIGSOUND ticket holders. BIGSOUND runs 7 – 9 September.

Media contact: Samantha Morris 0421 709 519.

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