Mojo Juju, These New South Whales, Adrian Eagle, imbi the girl, Cry Club and more lead a second live announcement of 68 performing artists, rounding out a total of 146 of Australia’s best new talent making their way to Brisbane for what will become a massive four nights of live music across 18 stages in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct this September 3-6.
Produced by QMusic, BIGSOUND brings together over 200 of the top talent scouts from across the world, music fans from across Australia and the hottest artists from across the region in a unique musical speed-dating extravaganza. It’s four big nights of a choose-your-own-adventure live music discovery, where no two schedules are the same!
These New South Whales
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BIGSOUND will again help launch international careers, like previous alumni Flume, Courtney Barnett, RUFUS, Tash Sultana, The Jezabels, Middle Kids, Gang of Youths, DMAs, The Temper Trap, DZ Deathrays and so many more with the $100,000 Levi’s® Music Prize back to help make success a reality for this year’s cohort. Providing $25,000 each to four showcasing artists, plus $5,000 to each winning artist from Stage & Screen to get them on their way in 2020, the program has already helped 2018 acts Emerson Snowe, Hatchie, The Teskey Brothers, and Amyl and The Sniffers get overseas to fly the flag for Australian music.
18 official venues will host this impressive cross section of emerging musical talent, forming a map of Fortitude Valley’s best live music venues to zig zag to and from in the search for your new favourite acts. From the intimate rooms at Black Bear Lodge and Heya Bar, to the main stages at The Zoo, The Brightside, and Crowbar, or the world class outdoor stages at The Valley Drive In, The Elephant Hotel, and Ric's Big Backyard, as well as welcoming newly opened venue The Outpost, no two venues are the same and no two showcases will compare. The Valley really is your oyster!
This week is your last chance to save $100 on a Purple Pass, with pricing rising to full rate from 1 August.
Just want live music? For just $85 a BIGSOUND Rainbow Pass gives you access to all performances: 150 artists, across 18 venues, with just one wristband.
The Award provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment.
Recipients of the career changing award include Angie McMahon, Ecca Vandal, Mojo Juju, Deline Briscoe, Amanda Cole,
Imogen Clark, Beatrice Lewis, Pru Montin and Niran Dasika. Jess Hitchcock wins Smugglers of Light Music and Media Award.
Levi's Music Prize awarded to blind Sudanese Refugee Gordan Koang on final day of biggest ever event. With record crowds enjoying some of the hottest new acts on the Australian live music scene, BIGSOUND 2019 closes the curtains today and announces The Levi’s® Music Prize winner - Gordon Koang.
With the countdown well and truly on for the 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards, the event has begun its rollout of exciting program details ahead of the October Awards Ceremony and Concert at the Brisbane Powerhouse!
Leading the announcement, the reveal of the 2019 AWMA Program speakers include Amy Sheppard, Yumi Stynes, Deborah Cheetham, Kween G, and Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers, along with an Awards Concert that traverses Opera, Roots, Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock and even a “Guitarmagedon”.
Ngaiire, Mojo Juju, Christine Anu, Claire Edwardes and Alice Skye are among the stellar list of ﬁnalists in the 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA), to be presented at a star-studded ceremony, concert and party in Brisbane on Wednesday 9 October.