'Twas the night before BIGSOUND and all the bands were stirring. Music venues and their industry counterparts will be in party mode come September 9th with just a few hundred bands performing across two nights. To ease you all into the mayhem, we've selected a few choice pre-parties happening across Fortitude Valley on the night before BIGSOUND officially commences.
Footstomp Music & Bedlam Records present: First Night Fever
Set to be the best party at the best venue "Friday Night Fever" will feature sets from Baskervillain, Twin Haus, Cheap Fakes, Ash Grunwald, Sahara Beck, Eden Mulholland, The Durries and Avaberee in the live room and intimate acoustic sets from Karl S. Williams, Tom West and Garrett Kato at twighlight in the already-iconic Triffid beer garden. A free show featuring the cream of the musical crop at the best venue in town, It's a no brainer! RSVP to this event and more by downloading the Doorspot App here.
Mucho Bravado, Skeletal Harmonics & Sailor Jerry's present: The Night Before BIGSOUND
Twas 'The Night Before BIGSOUND' and all through The Valley
delegates were stirring, getting ready to rally
The lanyards were hung around their necks with care
In hopes that they would see some live music there
With a really great lineup, so lively and slick
You'd think Mucho Bravado was secretly St. Nick
More rapidly the crowds came and they came
They whistled, and shouted, and called them by name
"You rule WAAX, hey Katy Steele and LANKS!
For I Know Leopard and AYLA we give thanks
Machine Age you're a one man music machine
Look over there, Rolls Bayce, Born Joy Dead and The Nouj are DJ-ing!"
Mushroom presents: Official BIGSOUND Pre-Party
After last year’s hectic Free For All pre-BIGSOUND party, we’re heading back to Brisbane for another massive free show! Catch live performances from Stonefield, Gordi, Mossy, R.W. Grace, Slum Sociable & I OH YOU DJ's. 8.30pm at the Flying Cock being free to all BIGSOUND delegates and $15 to the public. RSVP here for free booze, free snacks and incredible live acts from Mushroom.
Remote Control presents: The Dot-Dash BIGSOUND Pre-Party
To celebrate Dot Dash's growth over the past two years, the Remote Control Records and Dot Dash family will host a FREE GIG at The Elephant in Brisbane on Tuesday 8 September. To help get the party started the legends at Stone & Wood will be providing free beer from 8pm.
We are incredibly honoured to have such a brilliant array of talent crossing multiple genres join us for the party including Pearls, Jeremy Neale, Methyl Ethel, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Milwaukee Banks & Sui Zhen.
Rice Is Nice & Spunk present: Rice Is Nice vs. Spunk BIGSOUND Pre-Party
Rice Is Nice are having a pre-BIGSOUND paaaaaaaarty with our good pals SPUNK & Black Bear Lodge on September 8. It's a union of awesomeness all round with free entry and free beer!
Get set to hear performances from the Ocean Party, Shining Bird, Angie, Gold Class, Darts, Us The Band, Donny Benet & Aldous Harding.
The Brightside, Sailor Jerry & Mountain Goat Present: Title Track Big Free Party
Swing on by The Brightside from 8PM on Tuesday the 8th of September to catch sets from Perth's rippers Tired Lion and Byron's own Skegss (both fresh from hot Splendour In The Grass sets), local Brisbane heroes Rolls Bayce, with Pearls and HOWQUA straight outta Melbourne - not to mention DJ sets from Porsches and DJ Black Amex spinning between sets. And headlining the whole shebang is a super secret act that we can't wait to announce.
Akimbo, Deezer, Hhhappy, Sailor Jerry & Capi present: The Bistrotheque BIGSOUND Pre-Party
Before you even make it to that first showcase or meeting, come & join us on the Tuesday night for some awesome live sets by Jesse Davidson, The Jensens, Torfason and GRRL PAL. Then kick on as the party continues with DJs playing the songs you hate to love till late. 8pm at the Flying Cock with free entry to all!
Dew Process present: The Dew Process Annual BIGSOUND Party
The Dew Process Annual BIGSOUND Party is back. Get ready to keep the BIGSOUND vibes rolling into the night! With live performances from Eves The Behavior & L.K. McKay at Heya Bar.
Deathproof & Crowbar present: BIGSOUND Bash
The excellent dudes at Brisbane's best live music venue CROWBAR have stepped up to the plate to host this ripping line-up, pulling their pals Stone & Wood and 666 Vodka in to provide the brews. Limited general admission tickets are on sale now, and we're pleased to present free entry for all conference delegates.
The entertainment? A bunch of legit Deathproof favourites. Legendary farm-punks Cosmic Psychos are are grubby and gritty and gregarious as ever, ready to raise a tin and tear you a new one with classic pub anthems and brand newies off recent LP 'Cum the Raw Prawn'. Melbourne's genre-dodging hot ticket High Tension will tickle your earholes with tunes lifted from their second album Bully. Born Lion are in fine form from the recent release of their debut LP and a national tour with Yellowcard, and the ever charming Super Best Friends are psyched to dish up another melodic masterclass.