Now in its 22nd year, Australia’s music conference BIGSOUND returns this September 5-8, 2023.
BIGSOUND is your annual opportunity to discover the future of Australian music. Running over four days and three nights, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley comes alive with a global gathering of musicians, industry, brands, media and music lovers.
BIGSOUND showcases, with 150 artists showcasing their talent in venues across Fortitude Valley’s live music precinct; giving some of the biggest names in Australian music their start, including Flume, Rufus du Sol, Gang of Youths, Lime Cordiale, Tash Sultana, DMA’s, A.B. Original, Ball Park Music, Courtney Barnett, Tones and I, The Jungle Giants, Thelma Plum, Vera Blue, Violent Soho and many more.
See the full list of 2023 lineup here.
By day, the industry’s leading players gather at BIGSOUND conference to grapple with the big issues of the day, changing the future of music with legends like Nick Cave, Tina Arena, Billy Bragg, Amanda Palmer, Andy King and Peter Garrett, to name a few.
Conference speaker includes Hazel Savage (SoundCloud), Aarti Desai (ThePush), Andrew Khedoori (CBAA), Andy Kalyvas (Netflix), and more.
Goolwal Goolwal is BIGSOUND’s First Nations led program dedicated to elevating indigenous voices.
From keynotes and panels to showcase artists and pop-up events across BIGSOUND’s three days, Goolwal Goolwal highlights some of the great artists and creators in our First Nations community.
For one night only (Sept. 5), Goolwal Garage will showcase some of the best emerging, legacy and groundbreaking First Nations performers appearing at BIGSOUND. The showcase is presented by Triple A Murri Country.
9:00pm – 9:30pm Joe Geia
9:50pm – 10:20pm – Zipporah
10:40pm to 11:10pm – Jordyn With A Why & MOHI as a duo
11:30pm – 12:00am – The Merindas
Partnership with the government
QMusic, producer of BIGSOUND, is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding and advisory body. QMusic is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Launched in 2002 by industry development organisation QMusic, BIGSOUND’s community of musical innovation and togetherness attracts over 1,700 conference delegates and an aggregate showcase attendance of over 16,000.
For more information about BIGSOUND, visit their official website here.