Australia’s biggest new music event BIGSOUND has today unveiled its first drop of tomorrow’s superstars with Tones And I, Milan Ring, Tasman Keith, Bad//Dreems, yergurl, EGOISM, and Electric Fields leading a list 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.
Byron Bay local Tones and I is having a dream year, with her singles ‘Johnny Run Away‘ and ‘Dance Monkey’ blowing up the airwaves at home and streaming services worldwide. The busker-turned-superstar has quickly become a must-have for festival lineups, and BIGSOUND is no exception.
Gold Coaster Bobby Alu has also just been announced as part of the first lineup drop, undoubtedly keen to be playing close to home following a recent hectic touring schedule. Alongside these local superstars is Brisbane-Gold Coast all girl punk lineup Being Jane Lane, who are having quite the year themselves, with tours, festival spots and new music keeping the gang busy. Local singer-songwriter Aquila Young will also be delighting BIGSOUND audiences with her signature pop-rock dreamscapes.
Produced by QMusic, BIGSOUND brings together over 200 of the top talent scouts from across the world, music fans from across Australia and the hottest 150 bands from across the region in a unique musical speed-dating extravaganza. It’s four big nights of a choose-your-own-adventure live music discovery, where no two schedules are the same and where in previous years the lucky public have had a first look at artists including Flume, Rüfüs Du Sol, Courtney Barnett, Ocean Alley, Baker Boy, Tash Sultana, The Temper Trap, Gang of Youths, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Middle East and more.
Also for the first time, BIGSOUND opens 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.
Tickets for BIGSOUND Festival go on sale on June 27 from 9am For just $85, a Rainbow Pass gives you access to all performances: 150 artists, across 18 venues, with just one wristband. For more information and ticketing options, click here. BIGSOUND runs in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from 3 to 6 September.
IMAGE: Tones and I performing at Big Pineapple Festival 2019 (c) Simone Gorman-Clark
BIGSOUND FESTIVAL FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT:
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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