SXSW and The Great Escape have unveiled their first lineup announcements, and they both include some local Queensland legends!
Brissy face-melters WAAX, pop wunderkind Wafia and Mackay songstress Tia Gostelow will all make the pilgrimage to Austin, TX next March for SXSW. The largest music festival of its kind in the world, the event hosts a huge range of new, developing and established acts from all genres among 2,000+ official performers from 60+ countries.
Across the Atlantic, Brisbane based multi-instrumentalist and recent Levi's® Music Prize winner Emerson Snowe will showcase his unique live show for industry from the world over at The Great Escape in Brighton next May. Before then though, he'll be giving East London a glimpse of what's in store at the festival's exclusive FIRST FIFTY shows this November. You can read the Happy Mag interview with Emerson Snowe at BIGSOUND Festival last month.
Ready to go global? SXSW applications are about to close. Get your application in now and find out about applying for The Great Escape and Canadian Music Week via the article below!
Get your applications in now for the first round of this year's Contemporary Music Touring Program to access up to $15K through Australia Council for the Arts for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas. Applications close Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019.
Voting is now open for Australian music's biggest peer-voted award, the APRA Song of the Year. If you're an APRA member it's time to cast your vote! Polls close 12pm AEDT Wednesday 23 January.
BIGSOUND has been named Queensland Live Event of the Year for the third year running at the 2018 National Live Music Awards! A huge thanks to all the venues, volunteers, artists and partners that make BIGSOUND Festival possible.