As restrictions ease and music fans look to a summer of more fun, QMusic and the brains behind BIGSOUND have teamed up for the ultimate end-of-year party on November 28; giving industry and punters the chance to farewell a year that kind of sucked and say hello to Summer!

BIG SUMMER BLOCK PARTY kicks off BIGSOUND's 21st birthday celebrations, with a free, all-out blow-out closing off Fortitude Valley’s Warner Street for five hours of non-stop music, food trucks, outdoor bars, local DJs.

The 21 strong lineup consists of artists who have taken to the BIGSOUND stage over the years, combined with some of the best emerging artists who are yet to make their BIGSOUND debut. 

The inaugural lineup features BIGSOUND showcasing alumni Eves Karydas, First Beige, Jesswar, Sampology, Golden Vessel, Clea, Eliza & The Delusionals and LÂLKA; as well as a selection of the sunshine state’s most exciting new artists like LISI, THE RIOT, dameeeela and more. 

Ruby Jean McCabe

Ruby Jean McCabe

BIGSOUND Festival co-programmer

"Cancelling BIGSOUND this year was devastating for us all, so being able to curate a lineup of Queensland's past BIGSOUND showcasing artists and those we believe are the future of BIGSOUND was a real treat for Dom [Miller] and I!

It's a celebration of the incredible talent we have in this state, and a sneak peek of what BIGSOUND 2022 could hold."

The fresh crop of talent will fill seven of the Valley's most beloved venues including Black Bear Lodge, Kickons, O'Skulligans, The Brightside, The Brightside - Outdoors, The Outpost and The Zoo.

QMusic CEO Kris Stewart said, “With the clouds of COVID slowly starting to part, BIG SUMMER BLOCK PARTY is the perfect opportunity for the music industry and music fans to send out a year that sucked and welcome in a year that won’t!” 

QMUSIC acknowledges the many Traditional Custodian groups all across what is now referred to as Queensland. We pay our respect to all elders: past and present. As a peak body we also acknowledge the important role that music has played and continues to play on these lands since the very first sunrise.