Second round of speakers announced for BIGSOUND Festival

Australia’s biggest music event keeps getting better, with a second round of incredible international and national speakers added to the BIGSOUND 2017 lineup.

Adding to the already impressive keynote list are Kenny Gates, founder of label PIAS, and Sadie DuPuis of indie band Speedy Ortiz. Other speakers in the annoucement include Pitchfork writer Jillian Mapes; UK Vevo talent manager Carl Young; US tastemaker label Captured Tracks A&R, Mike Sniper; US booking powerhouse Paradigm Talent Agency’s Jackie Nalpant and Marshall Betts; ARIA CEO Dan Rosen; C3 Management’s Joe Greenwald; UK author and exmanager of Wham! and Marc Bolan, and a host of other amazing speakers and buyers—all of whom could make a real difference to the global careers of the 130+ artists showcasing at BIGSOUND Festival.

These new additions join with previously announced speakers including Tina Arena, Archie Roach, Alison Wenham (WIN UK), Jane Abernathy (4AD), Eva Trifonas (Ninja Tune), Stuart Meyer (Sub Pop), Mary Ramos (Saturday Music Inc), Nick Findlay (triple j) and many more to create the most diverse program of international and national music tastemakers ever assembled in Australia, building on BIGSOUND’s sixteen years of being the southern hemisphere’s premier A&R event.

BIGSOUND is the key networking event and party that no Australian musician or industry participant can afford to miss with over 7,000 attendees expected on 5-8 September. Tickets at

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