BIGSOUND, the creme dela creme of music festivals happening in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley September 5th - 8th. BIGSOUND Festival has shown all its cards, dropping all the tools you need today to choose your own sonic adventure, dropping the full program, party schedule, festival timetable and 90 more speakers! Just when you thought it couldn't get any better!
Happening across 18 venues across four nights of music are now programmed and available on the BIGSOUND Festival website and in the exclusive BIGSOUND app (available on iOS and Android), ready for you to cut your path across 140+ of Australia’s hottest acts. With some last minute additions sneaking in over the last week including Oh Mercy, Abbe May, Slotface and more, you’ll need to dive in to find the hidden gems that this year’s BIGSOUND Festival has landed for your consideration. If your anything like me, Im sitting here fearing for my health and my wealth because this festival is about to send me crazy!
The BIGSOUND conference program has also hit, with a massive array of topics from race, culture, gender, identity and mental health through to export, technology, touring, release strategies, Australian content, crisis management and more. Wondering what exporting to Asia could look like? Wondering what Brexit means for exporting to the UK? Ever wondered how to get into composition for film, TV and theatre? Want to know why everyone bangs on about AI? Or want to hear wisdom from industry legends like Tina Arena, Archie Roach, Simon Napier-Bell, Mary Ramos or Alison Wenham? Never has BIGSOUND had a wider range of topics, a more interesting selection of speakers or a clearer mandate to influence the conversation of a rapidly changing industry.
Not to mention they have also dropped another 89 speakers? 360, Brett Cottle (APRA), Monique Bour (MTV Australia), Chris Scaddan (ABC Radio), Michelle Johnson (Super Music Vision US), Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus/journalist), Brian Turner (WFMU US), Bec Sandridge to name a few.
In terms of the parties happening Tuesday brings the Women in Music afternoon and Social State Welcome Party. Wednesday serves up lunchtime parties from CAAMA Music and Tasmania then the afternoon progresses with Cattleyard, Hub Digital Distribution’s launch, Levi’s Music Prize launch party and Red Bull Sound Select.Thursday kicks off with Bacon and Bangers at Music Industry College for breakfast then BEMAC, Gold Coast Music Awards, AMIN lunch, Made in Adelaide, Sounds from Chile, the famous Oztix BIGSOUND party, the Home Indigenous showcase and Brisbane City Council Qube Effect showcase. And for those still standing, the Secret Sounds/TheMusic after party kicks off after midnight on Thursday. Friday delivers the official Mountain Goat Beer closing party with another huge lineup of live music to wrap up your BIGSOUND Festival experience.
Tickets for BIGSOUND Festival 2017 are on sale now from:
Rainbow Pass - $85.00
Four nights of live music + BIGSOUND Festival Closing Party
Single Night Pass - $45.00
Access to a single night of live music
Access All Areas Purple Pass - $470.00
Access to all live show, conferences, parties, delegate portal and more