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.
QMusic, Queensland's music industry development organisation, goes into overdrive this week with QMUSIC CONNECT: The Masterclass Series offering free live masterclasses featuring industry leaders and professionals from this Thursday 30 April at 5.30pm (AEST).
QMusic talks to Futuremag Music founder and editor Luke Byatt on starting a music publication built on Queensland’s writing and photography talent.
QMusic caught up with Luke Byatt who launched independent publication Futuremag Music in 2016 and who has grounded his roots in Australia’s media landscape as a niche tastemaker.
QMusic, Queensland’s music industry development association and producer of BIGSOUND and the Queensland Music Awards, has launched a series of free online workshops and masterclasses called QMUSIC CONNECT.
QMusic, a not-for-profit organisation, can complement the fiscal packages offered by state and federal governments by offering our services, programs and initiatives online. We are here to listen, advocate and be your support.
Australia’s live performance industry needs an assurance from the Federal Government it will be included in the next economic stimulus package. This is urgently required to prevent a complete and permanent industry shutdown, costing thousands of jobs and forcing the closure of performing arts and commercial companies and venues for good.