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BigSound Music Conference returns to Brisbane Australia. Music Press Asia

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 22nd returns Sept 2023. Music Press Asia
[BIGSOUND, Brisbane’s annual music conference and festival returns this Sept 2023. Music Press Asia]

Music Showcase

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.

Dyan Tai to perform at BIGSOUND 2023. Music Press Asia
[Trilingual, Chinese-Australia artist Dyan Tai sonically fuses Asiatic soundscapes with experimental art-pop.]


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

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.

Fanny Lumsden 800 perform at Australia BIGSOUND 2023. Music Press Asia
[Australian country musician Fanny Lumsden is an award winner with the ARIA Awards in her genre.]

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

McWhirters in Fortitude Valley BIGSOUND venue. Music Press Asia
[BIGSOUND has been lighting up the streets of Brisbane for the last 22 years. A staple venue for the music festival, the McWhirters in Fortitude Valley plays host to many live performances at BIGSOUND.]

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.

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