dropped its massive first lineup announcement for 2018, and it features a stellar contingent of Queensland artists.
From Sunshine Coast viral video sensation The Chats to long time Brissy favourites Butterfingers, the Sunshine State has offered up a bounty of brilliant bands for this year's festival lineup.
From being a participant in Industry Connect to recently taking out the Billy Thorpe Scholarship at the 2018 Queensland Music Awards, far north Queensland's Greta Stanley is poised to take her next big leap when she graces the BIGSOUND stage in September. Fellow Industry Connect alumni Pink Matter got their first taste of BIGSOUND last year as recipients of the program's BIGSOUND Bursary - this year they return as a showcasing act.
Asha Jefferies, Hazlett and Ruby Gilbert will all get the chance to showcase to music industry from across Australia and the world and demonstrate why all three were finalists at this year's QMA's. No strangers to the QMA's themselves, Blank Realm won Album of the Year in 2016 for their critically acclaimed record Illegals in Heaven. In 2018 they'll be using BIGSOUND as the world premiere for new material.
Punters can revel in the slacker noise pop of Tape/Off or bliss out to the underground jazz vibes of the James Wright Trio. Those looking to let loose can't miss local punk hell-raisers VOIID and Bugs. Joining them are much hyped dance duo yù yī, Gold Coast producer Paces, rising indie-pop stars sweater curse and dream pop act Pool Shop.
James Wright Trio
Little BIGSOUND returns in 2018 with a jam-packed program on Saturday 10 November, providing a full day of hands-on experiences for 15 – 25 year olds looking to gain real life skills, meet industry experts, and discover their local music scene.
Brisbane’s music community is raising its voice once again to speak out about violence against women, with the return of #NotOn and the announcement of an awesome gig to raise funds for the Women’s Legal Service Queensland going down at The Triffid on 18 November.
Electronic Music Conference (EMC) is back for 2018 and has unveiled its awesome speaker lineup. QMusic members get a 20% discount on EMC PRO Delegate Passes, read on to find out more!
The $25,000 Levi’s® Music Prize winner was announced today, as Emerson Snowe blew the panel of international selectors away with a blistering Tuesday showcase at Woolly Mammoth.