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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. 


"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."

Ruby Jean McCabe
BIGSOUND Festival co-programmer

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!” 


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