Bringing together two of humankind's finest creations - music and brunch - BIGSOUND once again teamed up with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA to bring the second BIGSOUND Brunch to SXSW in Austin, TX last month.
Taking place at Australia House the party served up a killer combo of bloody marys, bacon and egg burgers and amazing Aussie bands, boasting a stellar lineup of BIGSOUND alumni comprised of Amaru Tribe, Rachael Fahim, Mojo Juju, Gabriella Cohen, Feels, Two People, The Gooch Palms, Golden Vessel, Angie McMahon and Kwame.
With a career that's gone from strength to strength since her first BIGSOUND appearance in 2017, Melbourne singer songwriter Angie McMahon hit another huge milestone, winning the Grulke Prize for Developing Non-U.S. Act. The award has previously gone to now-massive acts like Courtney Barnett and CHVRCHES.
Also making the trip stateside for SXSW this year were our two most recent Levi’s® Music Prize
Check out the gallery below for just some of the highlights from The BIGSOUND Brunch.
The Gooch Palms
Applications are open for the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan fellowship, an incredible opportunity for QLD songwriters to travel to New York, London or Berlin for up to six months and use the experience of being immersed in a foreign and vibrant musical culture to further develop their own artistic skills. Applications close 23 September, 2019.
Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald and acclaimed artist Mojo Juju join the stellar 2019 speaker lineup. With the new keynote announcement comes the unveiling of the BIGSOUND 2019 Official Party program, with Purple Pass holders in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events.
This year's legendary BIGSOUND party schedule has landed, with a heap of returning favourites and exciting new offerings! Purple Pass holders are in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events, check out the full list!
QMusic have partnered with Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and The Events Centre to present POINT, an immersive event featuring multi-art projections, installations and some of the country’s most exciting emerging and established music acts taking place Friday 30 Aug. Check out the lineup!
Raising funds for your project or organisation? Applications for matched funding through Creative Partnerships Australia and the Australian Cultural Fund are open from now until Wed 14 August.
Over the past three years BIG SKY GIRLS has become a crucial annual event supporting and mentoring young regional women in music across Queensland. Applications for 2019 are open now, closing 10 August.