BIGSOUND 2023 unveils full lineup and special events schedule

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BIGSOUND 2023 unveils full lineup and special events schedule

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Words by Mixdown staff

The massive Australian music industry event has added over 50 new speakers to the already stacked lineup.

BIGSOUND is set for a year like no other. Taking place from September 5 to 8 in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, the huge music conference has added yet another round of speakers to its impressive roster and has finally unveiled the full program and special events schedule.

The event already announced some of the biggest music industry names from Australia and beyond: the legendary Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Christine Anu and ROC Nation’s Oman Grant.

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Now, it has added a whole host of others including Camp Cope star Georgia Maq, Select Music senior agent Casey O’Shaughnessy, Alex the Astronaut, Flight House’s Ash Stahl, Bic Runga and Super Duper founder Genna Alexopolis.

Hosting discussions on a wide range of topics including the use of AI, crafting music for the silver screen, virality, cultural identity and existing in the industry as a woman, the talks will bring together some of the brightest creative minds for a week of learning, networking, creativity and growth.

And it wouldn’t be a music conference without some top-notch showcases. Alongside the speaker program, BIGSOUND is also offering a ton of special events to their Delegate Pass holders.

The official festival opening is set to take place at Fortitude Music Hall, preceded by a smoking ceremony in the Brunswick Street Mall.

A ton of labels will be hosting parties – Oztix is having a 20th Birthday Bash featuring DJs and a secret guest, Mushroom Group is bringing its top acts together for a 50th Birthday Showcase,  UNIFIED is having a party with The Grogans, Full Moon Flower band and FELIVAND and Live Nation is showcasing its Ones to Watch.

Amazon Music will be taking care of the late-night beats with BIGSOUND After Hours. Each night, they’ll shine the light on a different group, including independent labels and booking agencies, country icons and LGBT+ artists.

In terms of international offerings, the independent Quebecois label Kartel Music will be bringing in a big showcase of musicians from Canada and the NZ Music Commission will be bringing some heat from across the Tasman Sea.

The festival is also bringing back its beloved brunch series. The Women & Diverse Gender Folk in Music brunch will feature music by Dameeeela and Melody Moko, Creative Australia is hosting a breakfast at Hotel X and the Queenslander BBQ Brunch will be offering a place to rest and reconnect with laidback beats and Bloody Marys.

Finally, the BIGSOUND Closing Party will be taken care of by the teams at Secret Sounds and The Music

For anyone in the Australian music industry or even just interested in a good time, the huge four-day event is not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now.

Grab yours here