The fourth dedicated BIGSOUND Gold Coast Showcase, featuring live action from the coolest indie kids in the country, IVEY, electro-soul siren, DVNA, and scuzzy surf-rockers, Radolescent, is happening on Thursday, 5 September.
Serving up some of the hottest new Gold Coast acts to BIGSOUND movers and shakers since 2016, the Gold Coast Showcase has become a must-see event with previous acts picking up major tour supports, label interest, festival slots and more.
Bluesfest’s Rusty Thorpe said, “The Gold Coast is a hotbed of talent right now and I reckon to see some of the best emerging talent from this region strut their stuff in the one showcase is invaluable for any serious booker, media or agent.”
IVEY first drew the national spotlight as teens in Triple J’s Unearthed competition and have quickly grown to selling out home shows, supporting the likes of Cub Sport and racking up millions of views on YouTube as the first ever winners of the Extra Support Acts competition with 5SOS.
“As we’ve all grown up on the Gold Coast, we’re very proud to be representing our home town at BIGSOUND again this year,” said Lachlan McGuffie, IVEY guitarist and vocalist.
“The 2017 showcase was such a great experience. We’re excited to be playing again and see what this year will bring!”
Moving well beyond her bedroom production days, DVNA is making her BIGSOUND debut off the back of successful electro-soul singles, Girl On The Move and Looking Like A Snack and a finalist nod at this year’s Gold Coast Music Awards.
Add to the mix Radolescent, who broke out of Gold Coast’s domestic noise complaint circuit last year with their loud, scream-along tunes and live show that’ll “blow your head off and leave you scraping ya brains off the floor” and you have yourself one helluva BIGSOUND showcase.
The 2019 Gold Coast Showcase is curated by Gold Coast Music Awards and is just one of the many exciting initiatives of the City of Gold Coast’s Music Action Plan 2021.
“Gold Coast is known around the world as a great place to share good times and the 13 million people who visit us each year are increasingly attracted to our live music scene,” said Mayor Tom Tate.
“Both visitors and our residents love our venues and the stream of brilliant local artists who bring the Gold Coast cultural scene alive. I am thrilled that some of our emerging talent will take part in BIGSOUND 2019 where they will get to rub shoulders with key music industry figures from around Australia and the world.”
“Gold Coast is committed to helping develop sustainable careers for our musicians and I really appreciate BIGSOUND bringing us together for this opportunity.”