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BIGSOUND Festival Announces Program and Timetable

BIGSOUND Festival Announces Program and Timetable

In case you weren't excited enough for your yearly live music pilgrimage to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct for a sensory overload of music, BIGSOUND Festival has shown all its cards, dropping all the tools you need today to choose your own sonic adventure.

All 18 venues across four nights of music are now programmed and available on the BIGSOUND Festival website and in the exclusive BIGSOUND app (available on iOS and Android), ready for you to cut your path across 140+ of Australia's hottest acts. With some last minute additions sneaking in over the last week including Oh Mercy, Abbe May, Slotface and more, you'll need to dive in to find the hidden gems that this year's BIGSOUND Festival has landed for your consideration.

The BIGSOUND conference program has also hit, with a massive array of topics from race, culture, gender, identity and mental health through to export, technology, touring, release strategies, Australian content, crisis management and more. Wondering what exporting to Asia could look like? Wondering what Brexit means for exporting to the UK? Ever wondered how to get into composition for film, TV and theatre? Want to know why everyone bangs on about AI? Or want to hear wisdom from industry legends like Tina Arena, Archie Roach, Simon Napier-Bell, Mary Ramos or Alison Wenham? Never has BIGSOUND had a wider range of topics, a more interesting selection of speakers or a clearer mandate to influence the conversation of a rapidly changing industry.

Oh, and did we mention we dropped another 89 speakers? We thought you wouldn't notice. How about 360, Brett Cottle (APRA), Monique Bour (MTV Australia), Chris Scaddan (ABC Radio), Michelle Johnson (Super Music Vision US), Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus/journalist), Brian Turner (WFMU US), Bec Sandridge and half a pub's worth of our closest friends?

ART INSTALLATIONS WILL TAKE OVER FORTITUDE VALLEY BIGSOUND Festival also announces today the Music Tech businesses who will be attending to show off their technical innovations and receive mentoring from an incredible range of tech and music influencers. This year we welcome SamplerBox, LoveBusk, OpenLIVE, Muzeroom, Audeara, Prysim, VibeWire, Mish Guru, Maven Music and Royalty Tracks. Want to know more? Check out their profiles on the BIGSOUND Festival website.

Our BIGSOUND visual artists have also been revealed today, an amazing group who will be spectacularly changing the streetscape and aesthetic of Fortitude Valley in a way you've never seen before. We welcome Catriona Drummond, Alinta, Helena Papageorgiou, Ward Squires, Phoebe Paradise, Blair Foley, Niqui Toldi, Sam McKenzie and Sarah Winter.

"BIGSOUND Festival 2017 is the culmination of several years of preparation to take things to the next level," said QMusic Executive Officer Joel Edmondson. "We're excited to bring everyone together in September to experience what we have in store! Thanks to the many, many people who make BIGSOUND what it is, including everyone that attends the event."

Like to party? Of course you do! Tuesday brings the Women in Music afternoon and Social State Welcome Party. Wednesday serves up lunchtime parties from CAAMA Music and Tasmania then the afternoon progresses with Cattleyard, Hub Digital Distribution's launch, Levi's Music Prize launch party and Red Bull Sound Select. Thursday kicks off with Bacon and Bangers at Music Industry College for breakfast then BEMAC, Gold Coast Music Awards, AMIN lunch, Made in Adelaide, Sounds from Chile, the famous Oztix BIGSOUND party, the Home Indigenous showcase and Brisbane City Council Qube Effect showcase. And for those still standing, the Secret Sounds/TheMusic after party kicks off after midnight on Thursday. Friday delivers the official Mountain Goat Beer closing party with another huge lineup of live music to wrap up your BIGSOUND Festival experience. If you thought you partied hard last year, you ain't seen nothing yet.


Alex The Astronaut
Alexander Biggs
Amyl and The Sniffers
Andy Golledge
Annie Bass
Ara Koufax
Ariela Jacobs
A.D.K.O.B (New)
Abbe May (New)
AlithiA (New)
Angie McMahon (New)
Apakatjah (New)
Baker Boy
Belle Haven
Big White
Billy Davis and The Good Lords
Body Type
Braille Face
Carmouflage Rose (Unearthed winner) (New)
Caiti Baker
Confidence Man
Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird
Cub Sport
Daggy Man
Dear Seattle
Donald Hugh
Donny Benét
Dream Rimmy
Drown This City
Driven Fear (New)
Easy Life
Emerson Snowe
Endless Heights
Evan Klar
Fanny Lumsden
Feels (New)
Fierce Mild
Golden Vessel
Good Boy
Good Morning
Haiku Hands
Hayden Calnin
Hockey Dad
Horace Bones
Holiday Party (Unearthed winner) (New)
Horror My Friend (New)
IV League
jade imagine
Jess Locke
Jesse Porsches (New)
Jesswar (New)
Jess Riberio
Jim Lawrie
Kardajala Kirridarra (Sandhill Women)
Karl S. Williams
Kylie Auldist
Laura Jean
Lupa J
Machine Age
Maddy Jane
Mama Kin Spender
Manu Crook$
Miss Blanks
Nick Hill
Nice Biscuit (Unearthed winner) (New)
Obscura Hail
Ocean Alley
October (New)
Oh Mercy (New)
Osaka Punch
Paddy McHugh
Party Dozen
Peter Bibby
POW! Negro
Press Club (New)
Resin Moon
Sloan Peterson
Slow Dancer
Spirit Bunny
Stella Donnelly
Slotface (New)
Suicide Swans (New)
Taj Ralph
Thandi Phoenix
The Beautiful Monument
The Cactus Channel
The Comfort
The Creases
The Harpoons
The VANNS (New)
Tempest Rising (New)
The Tesky Brothers
Tia Gostelow
Tom Stephens
Two Steps On The Water
Wild Honey
Willaris. K
Winston Surfshirt
Why We Run (New)
Ziggy Ramo


360 - Artist (AUS) (New)
Archie Roach (AUS) - Keynote
Adel Hattem - D Music Marketing (Brazil)
Alison Wenham - Worldwide Independent Network (UK)
Andrew Jervis - Bandcamp (USA)
Ash Kerley - Girls Rock! (AUS)
Aminé Ramer - States of Sound (USA)
Allysun Marshall - Sugaroo! (USA) (New)
Alex Zaccaria - Bolster (AUS) (New)
Amelia Jenner - FBI Radio (AUS) (New)
Andy Kelly - Winterman & Goldstein (AUS) (New)
Aniela Swiatek - Thinking Loud (AUS) (New)
Anthony Zaccaria - Bolster (AUS) (New)
Bill Roe - Trouble In Mind Records (USA)
Bob Van Heur - Le Guess Who? Festival / Belmont Bookings (NL)
Ben Godding - AWAL/Kobalt Music Recordings (AUS)
Ben O'Connor - Chapter Music (AUS)
Ben Swanson - Secretly Group (USA)
Bill Wilson - Music Biz (USA)
Bec Sandridge - Independent Artist (AUS) (New)
Brett Cottle - APRA AMCOS (AUS) (New)
Brian Turner - WFMU (USA) (New)
CameRon Schaefer - Vinyl Me, Please (USA)
Carl Young - Vevo (UK)
Charles Kirby-Welch - Kartel (UK)
Chris Twite - Secret Sounds / Brisbane Festival (AUS)
Clémence Bizien - Super! (France)
Charlotte Abroms - Hear Hear Group (AUS) (New)
Chris McDonnell - Eventbrite (AUS) (New)
Chris Scaddan - ABC (AUS) (New)
Claire Riordan - Inertia Music (AUS) (New)
Craig Spann - The Appointment Group (AUS) (New)
Dan Rosen - ARIA (AUS)
David Sheils - APRA AMCOS (AUS)
Damian Cunningham - Live Music Office (AUS) (New)
Daniel Dewar - Paperchain (AUS) (New)
Danny Kier - Sound Diplomacy (UK) (New)
Dave Faulkner- Freelance Artist/Journalist (AUS) (New)
David Grice - Musitec (AUS) (New)
David O'Rourke - Nightlife Music (AUS) (New)
Denis Ladegaillerie - Believe Digital (France) (New)
Dominic Furber - 1990 / Audiopaxx (AUS) (New)
Eoin McCarthy - Hydric Media (AUS) (New)
Eva Trifonas - Ninja Tune (AUS)
Elspeth Scrine - LISTEN / Huntley (AUS)
Emma Calverley - Australian Cultural Fund (AUS)
Emily Kelly - Deathproof (AUS)
Farinoush Mostaghimi - SynchAudio (CAN)
Gary Seeger - peermusic / Trackdown (AUS) (New)
Glenn Dickie - Sounds Australia (AUS) (New)
Haley Connelly - Little Press (UK)
Heath Miller - Webster Hall & Excess dB Entertainment (USA)
Hugh McClure - Good Manners (AUS)
Hans van Vliet - 7bit Hero / IV Motion (AUS) (New)
Helen Marcou - Bakehouse Studios (AUS) (New)
Henry Compton - The Orchard (AUS) (New)
Isla Angus - ATC Live (UK)
Ivy Yuen - Magnetic Asia Limited (Hong Kong)
James Clarke - Aeroplane Agency (AUS)
James Moodie - The Orchard (UK)
Jane Abernathy - 4AD Records (USA)
Jenn Yacoubian - Goldenvoice (USA)
Jackie Nalpant - Paradigm Talent Agency (USA)
Jake Friedman - We Are Free Management (USA)
Jane Gazzo - Triple M (AUS)
Jeff Owens - Felte / Ghostly International (USA)
Jennie Sager - Twitter (AUS)
Jeremy Yohai - Imagem Music Publishing (USA)
Dr. Jess Carniel - University of Southern QLD (AUS)
Jillian Mapes - Pitchfork (USA)
Joe Greenwald - C3 Management (USA)
Joel Connolly - Blackbird Ventures (AUS)
Jack Ball - Hit 105 (AUS) (New)
Jacqui Louez - Jaxsta (AUS) (New)
Jacqui Walter - Stage & Screen Travel (AUS) (New)
Jaime Gough - Native Tongue Publishing (AUS) (New)
James Cheatley - Screen Producers Association (AUS) (New)
Janine Morcos - Cooking Vinyl (AUS) (New)
Jared Kristensen - Audience Republic (AUS) (New)
Jennifer Taunton - Midnight Choir (AUS) (New)
Jenny Valentish - Woman of Substances (AUS) (New)
Jess Carroll - Inmocean (AUS) (New)
Joel Edmondson - QMusic / BIGSOUND (AUS) (New)
Joel King - Evolve Media LLC (AUS) (New)
John Ferguson - Griffith University (AUS) (New)
Jonathan Hermawan - Apakatjah (AUS) (New)
Karl Richter - Level Two Music (AUS)
Kenny Gates - PIAS (BEL) - Keynote
Kate Mills - Native Tongue Publishing (AUS)
Keith Tan - Slate Entertainment (SIN)
Kate Ben Tovim - Arts Centre Melbourne (AUS) (New)
Kate Bradley - Everywhere Roadie (AUS) (New)
Kate Hennessy - Journalist (AUS) (New)
Kathy McCabe - News Corp Australia (AUS) (New)
Katie Cunningham - Junkee Media (AUS) (New)
Lars Brandle - Billboard (AUS)
Lucy Wood - Festival Republic (UK)
Leigh Treweek - The Music / Handshake MGMT (AUS)
Laurence Plant - IBM (AUS) (New)
Leanne de Souza - AAM (AUS) (New)
Leko Novakovic - Novatech (AUS) (New)
Luke Girgis - Seventh Street Media (AUS) (New)
Marshall Betts - Paradigm Talent Agency (USA)
Mary Ramos - Saturday Music Inc. (USA)
Mazin Tappuni - Communion Music (UK)
Mel Brown - Impressive PR (UK)
Melissa Woods - Third Side Music (USA)
Mike Ajayi - All My Friends (UK)
Matt Fiedler - Vinyl Me, Please (USA)
Mel Yong - Village Sounds & Other Sounds (AUS)
Mike Sniper - Captured Tracks (USA)
Maize Wallin - Maize Wallin (AUS) (New)
Matt Walters - Parlour (AUS) (New)
Matt Wilson - Novus Res (AUS) (New)
Matthew Rogers - Unified Music Group (AUS) (New)
Matty Woo - Macro Music (AUS) (New)
Michael Crutcher - 55 comms (AUS) (New)
Michela Ledwidge - Studio Mod (AUS) (New)
Michelle Buxton - Buxton Walker (AUS) (New)
Michelle Johnson - SuperMusicVision (USA) (New)
Millie Millgate - Sounds Australia (AUS) (New)
Mo Jalloh - Zimrii Music (AUS) (New)
Monique Bour - MTV ANZ (AUS) (New)
Nick Findlay - triple j (AUS)
Nic Warnock - R.I.P. Society Records / Repressed Records (AUS)
Namila Benson - Independent Freelancer (AUS) (New)
Nate Auerbach - Versus Creative (USA) (New)
Neil Robertson - Music Glue (AUS) (New)
Nick O'Byrne - Look Out Kid (AUS) (New)
Niriko McLure - Wonder (AUS) (New)
Oliver Knust Restucci - IMICHILE (CL) (New)
Paul Barclay - ABC RN (AUS)
Peymon Maskan - Media Arts Lab (USA)
Paul Adams - New Community Management / Roc Nation (USA)
Peter Berard - Domino Recording Co. Ltd. (USA)
Poppy Reid - Seventh Street Media (AUS)
Rebecca Young - Collective Artists (AUS)
Ric Leichtung - Adhoc (USA)
Roy Amar - Bear Parts Music (AUS)
Rhianna Patrick - ABC Radio (AUS) (New)
Rob Cannon - AIM (AUS) (New)
Rod Yates - Rolling Stone (AUS) (New)
Ryan Walsh - SST (AUS) (New)
Sadie Dupuis - Speedy Ortiz (USA) - Keynote
Stuart Meyer - Sub Pop (USA)
Sullivan Patten - Sullivan (AUS)
Sylvie Piccolotto - Rock City (Argentina)
Shelli Trung - QUT CEA (AUS)
Simon Napier-Bell - Pierbel Ltd. UK (UK)
Steel Hanf - WME (AUS)
Samuel Bright - CLIPPED Music Video Fest (AUS) (New)
Shaad D'Souza - Writer (AUS) (New)
Sophie Roberts - 13 Artists (UK) (New)
Stacey Piggott - Secret Service (AUS) (New)
Stephen Phillips - PopGun (AUS) (New)
Stu McCullough - AIR / Amplifire Music (AUS) (New)
Stu Watters - Nightlife Music (AUS) (New)
Stuart Field - Oztix (AUS) (New)
Stuart Rogers - Sydney Festival (AUS) (New)
Teresa Patterson - NZ Music Managers Forum (NZ) (New)
Tim Shiel - Double J / Spirit Level (AUS) (New)
Tom Hajdu - Sia Furler Institute (AUS) (New)
Troy Sincock - Fresh 92.7 (AUS) (New)
Triana Hernandez - Mellum PR (AUS) (New)
Tina Arena (AUS) - Keynote
Tom Taaffe - United Talent Agency (UK)
Udaravi Widanapathirana - Mellum PR (AUS) (New)
Wenona Lok - imagikai (AUS) (New)
Zena White - Partisan Records (UK/USA)
Ziggy Ramo - Artist (AUS)
Zan Rowe - triple j (AUS)`


Women In Music Afternoon
Social State Welcome Party

CAAMA Music Lunchtime Party
Tasmania Lunchtime Party
Cattleyard Afternoon Party
Hub Digital Distribution Launch Party
Levi's Music Prize Launch Party
Red Bull Sound Select Party

Bacon & Bangers at Music Industry College Breakfast
BEMAC Showcase
Gold Coast Music Awards Showcase
AMIN Lunch
Made in Adelaide Party
Sounds from Chile Party
Oztix BIGSOUND Party
The Home Indigenous Showcase
Brisbane City Council Qube Effect Showcase
Secret Sounds / TheMusic After Party (from Midnight)

The Mountain Goat Beer Closing Party

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