Showcase Applications

Applications to showcase at BIGSOUND 2012 have now closed!


Australian and International artists will have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the international music industry’s most influential figures at BIGSOUND 2012.

Taking place on the nights of the 12th and 13th September BIGSOUND Live is the two-night music festival that puts artists in front of the local, national and international music industry delegates attending the BIGSOUND Music Industry Conference held 12 - 14th September.

In 2012 BIGSOUND Live is expanding to showcase 120 acts over 12 venues. As well as continuing to showcase a diversity of breaking acts from the world over, BIGSOUND Live 2012 will be turning the spotlight on the country music scene, encouraging applications from these artists.

In addition to having access to hundreds of influential music industry figures BIGSOUND Live showcasing artists are provided with the opportunity for excellent media exposure with the event being covered by national and international media outlets.

Please Note:

  • Queensland based, national and international artists are encouraged to apply.
  • Application fees: QMusic members - A$14.50      Non-members - A$18.50
  • Applications close 5pm, Friday 4th May 2012.
  • There is no travel assistance available and each successful act will be responsible for landing themselves in Brisbane.
  • ONE complimentary conference pass will be made available to each successful showcase act (Note: additional conference passes will be offered to band members at a discounted rate).
  • Acts to be available in Brisbane 12 – 14 September 2012.

"BIGSOUND 2011 was actually one of the best nights and gigs of my life. I had such a great time that I think I said "that was the best gig I've ever done" right after I came offstage. It was a completely packed-out venue and the vibe was just incredible!"
- Lanie Lane, Showcasing Artist 2011 (AUS)


Past BIGSOUND Live showcasing artists have included:

Adalita : Bertie Blackman : Ball Park Music : Bleeding Knees Club : Busby Marou : Bob Evans : Boy & Bear : The Cairos : Calling All Cars : Children Collide : Cloud Control : Deep Sea Arcade : Dan Kelly's Dream Band : Dappled Cities : DZ Deathrays : Ernest Ellis : Emma Louise : Evil Eddie : The Getaway Plan : Guineafowl : The Holidays : Horrorshow : Hungry Kids of Hungary : Husky : The Jezabels : Jinga Safari : The John Steel Singers : Lanie Lane : Last Dinosaurs : Little Red : The Medics : The Middle East : The Naked and Famous : Old Man River : Papa Vs Pretty : Parades : Regurgitator : San Cisco : Stonefield : Temper Trap : The Vasco Era : Velociraptor : Washington : Yves Klein Blue + many more!

Applications to showcase at BIGSOUND 2012 have now closed!