BIGSOUND has made its second and final artist announcement for the September festival, adding 64 artists to the 139 strong lineup teeming with the hottest new Oz acts and industry professionals.
Melbourne's East Brunswick All Girls Choir lead the pack of the hottest new Oz acts at BIGSOUND, along with a dizzying set of RAAVE Tapes, Mosquito Coast, Didirri, IV League, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, CLEWS, No Mono, and Eliza and the Delusionals amongst many more. The new 64 acts join the already eagerly anticipated artists, including trailblazer Genesis Owusu, The Chats, sweater curse, Cable Ties, Gabriella Cohen, Moaning Lisa, and Slowly Slowly.
BIGSOUND will descend on Brisbane's Fortitude Valley from Tuesday September 4 to Friday September 7, and will be the same industry hivemind of 100 buyers, speakers and talent scouts that helped launch the careers of Flume, Courtney Barnett and most recently Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. Previously announced keynote speeches from Paul Kelly, Triple J heavyweights and publishing and sync personnel from Universal Music amongst other US professionals make the event a vital one for those keen to get their foot in the industry door.
Industry aside, the event will be a fever dream for punters: a single BIGSOUND Festival wristband will get you access to an exhaustive list of locations, all within three blocks and across four nights. Over 20 Parties will feature at BIGSOUND too, including the annual Women in Music gathering and the Home First Nations Showcase, which this year will be expanded as BIGSOUND’s opening party at midday on Tuesday. The Friday night closing night special, hosted by Fat Wreck and Milk! Records, will send off the madness in style, while showcase parties for those a little further away from Brisbane will also take place in the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Newcastle as well as overseas in Singapore and Korea.
Check out the full list of artists and events on the BIGSOUND website here.
IV League image via Eliza Hay.