BIGSOUND Drops Huge Second Artist Announcement

BIGSOUND Festival have dropped the mic today on an undeniable second announcement, filling an epic four-night adventure of sound and setting yet another benchmark for new live music discovery in Australia. Proving that Australia’s underground is a wide, diverse pool of talent and innovation, this year’s line-up is a cross-genre triumph for anyone wanting to get excited about all that’s great about tomorrow’s music scene.

Where to start? How about satisfying your guitar fetish with sleepmakeswaves, West Thebarton, WAAX and The Beautiful Monument? Perhaps some electronic vibes with Confidence Man, Cub Sport, Golden Vessel or SUPERCRUEL? Or maybe the new generation of hip hop spearheaded by Manu Crook$, Thandi Phoenix or Midas.Gold? How about some of the strongest Australian female songwriters in Tia Gostelow, Caiti Baker and Washington? Whatever your taste, BIGSOUND Festival 2017 has a four-night path for you to plot through the country’s best new acts with each artist playing twice to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

These join previously announced artists including Alex the Astronaut, Baker Boy, Hatchie, Mansionair, The Creases, Winston Surfshirt, Kardajala Kirridarra and more, making up the epic 136+ artist event.

“The quality of new and Australian music is currently exemplified by how hard it was to choose these artists out of approximately 1070 applications,” said BIGSOUND Festival programmer Maggie Collins. “Every single artist on this lineup has something unique to showcase and to achieve. I’m frothing over these acts and can’t wait to show them off.”

All artists on this year’s BIGSOUND Festival are eligible for a share of this year’s $100,000 Levi’s® Music Prize and join the now prestigious list of BIGSOUND alumni who have used the event to launch international careers including: Flume, Courtney Barnett, RUFUS, Tash Sultana, The Jezabels, Middle Kids, Seth Sentry, Gang of Youths, DMAs, Kingswood, The Temper Trap, DZ Deathrays, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, Boy & Bear, A.B. Original, Methyl Ethel and many more.

18 VENUES ANNOUNCED!

This year’s BIGSOUND Festival venue list has also been announced today, with this year’s event expanding to a huge eighteen venues crossing the spectrum of experiences Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley has to offer from big, small, inside, outside and everything in between—and all within three easily-walked blocks. The 2017 BIGSOUND Festival will welcome you at 256 Wickham, Alehouse Stage @Woolly Mammoth, Black Bear Lodge, Crowbar, Empire Hotel, Heya Bar, Laruche, Mane Stage @ Woolly Mammoth, triple j Unearthed @ Oh Hello!, Ric's Big Backyard, The Brightside, The Brightside Outdoor Stage, The Elephant Hotel, Themusic.com.au @ The Flying Cock, The Foundry, The TBC Club, The New Globe Theatre and The Zoo.

BIGSOUND Festival welcomes triple j Unearthed back this year as it expands its showcase of new talent across three big nights at Oh Hello! Along with showcasing the very best acts discovered on triple j Unearthed in the last 12 months, Unearthed are also offering three spots to local Brissie bands. To be eligible, bands simply upload their music to triple j Unearthed by July 31. Double J are also making their BIGSOUND Festival debut, curating an intimate night of music at Black Bear Lodge on the Thursday, featuring some incredible talent heard on their first three amazing years on air. The lineup will be unveiled with the full BIGSOUND Festival program in August.

BIGSOUND VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE SET TO TRANSFORM THE VALLEY

As well as just the music, The BIGSOUND Festival experience is going to the next level this year, as 10 visual artists take over Fortitude Valley to show the world what they've got. Immerse yourself in lighting, projection, installation, and illustration works as you make your way between BIGSOUND's 18 festival venues. Stay tuned on the BIGSOUND Festival app for more info on the location of specific artworks. 

WIN A PRIZE WITH VIRGIN AUSTRALIA

BIGSOUND Festival partner Virgin Australia is also extending the musical journey this year, offering two return economy class airfares anywhere on their international long-haul network to one lucky visitor who books their flights to the festival via the BIGSOUND Festival website. Whether you choose Coachella, Auckland City Limits or FYF Fest, BIGSOUND might be just the start of your musical adventure!

BIGSOUND Festival is accessible for as little as $45 (+bf) for a single night pass with the Rainbow pass giving you access to four nights of music including the closing party hosted by Mountain Goat Beer for just $85 (+bf) with tickets on sale now through our proud BIGSOUND Festival partner Oztix. Limited purple passes which extend your BIGSOUND Festival experience to all conference events, parties and more are available at a special rate until July 31 from www.bigsound.org.au.

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L-R: Washington, Confidence Man, Cub Sport, WAAX, Good Boy

BIGSOUND 2017 ARTIST LIST – SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Amyl and The Sniffers
Andy Golledge
Annie Bass
Ara Koufax
Ariela Jacobs
Belle Haven
Big White
Billy Davis and The Good Lords
BLESSED
Braille Face
Caiti Baker
Clea
Confidence Man
Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird
Cub Sport
DARTS
Deadlights
Dear Seattle
Didirri
Donald Hugh
Drown This City
Easy Life
Emerson Snowe
Evan Klar
Exhibitionist
Fierce Mild
friendships
Golden Vessel
Good Boy
HAMJAM
High-tails
jade imagine
Jess Riberio
Karl S. Williams
Laura Jean
Lupa J
Machine Age
Manu Crook$
Midas.Gold
MUTO
Nick Hill
Ocean Alley
Odette
OKENYO
Osaka Punch
Paddy McHugh
PLTS
Resin Moon
RVG
Scalphunter
sleepmakeswaves
Slow Dancer
Stella Donnelly
SUPER CRUEL
Taj Ralph
Teischa
Thandi Phoenix
The Beautiful Monument
The Comfort
The Harpoons
Tia Gostelow
Tom Stephens
Two Steps On The Water
Vandetta (SIN)
WAAX
Washington
WEST THEBARTON
WHARVES
Wild Honey
Yoko-Zuna (NZ)


ALREADY ANNOUNCED

Alex The Astronaut
Alexander Biggs
ALTA
Aurelia
Baker Boy
Bespin (NZ)
BOAT SHOW
Body Type
Brightness
Clowns
Daggy Man
Dobby
Donny Benét
Dream Rimmy
ELKI
Endless Heights
Fanny Lumsden
Good Morning
Haiku Hands
Hatchie
Hayden Calnin
Hockey Dad
Horace Bones
Introvert
Isabel
IV League
Jess Locke
Jim Lawrie
Joyride
Kardajala Kirridarra (Sandhill Women)
Kylie Auldist
Lonelyspeck
Maddy Jane
Mama Kin Spender
Mammals
Mansionair
Maribelle
Merk (NZ)
Miss Blanks
nyck
Obscura Hail
OKBadlands
Pagan
Pandamic
Party Dozen
Peter Bibby
Polaris
Polographia
POW! Negro
RUBY FIELDS
Seavera
Sloan Peterson
Spirit Bunny
The Cactus Channel
The Creases
The Teskey Brothers
Tigerilla
TOTAL GIOVANNI
WHALEHOUSE
Willaris. K
Winston Surfshirt
Yoste
Ziggy Ramo

 

 

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BIGSOUND is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Tourism and Events Queensland. BIGSOUND has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council of the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Published: 27 Jul 2017 by QMusic Newsdesk