Just when you were packing your bags, checking your makeup and cleansing your liver ready for BIGSOUND next week, Australia’s biggest industry gathering has doubled down on musical treats, announcing live performances from seminal musicians Billy Bragg, Robert Forster and Regurgitator.
With Bragg and Regurgitator already speaking at the event, these music royals now also join the BIGSOUND festival program which includes a host of the hottest bands from Australia and beyond, including Megan Washington, Busby Marou, Calling All Cars, Mama Kin, Stonefield, The Trouble with Templeton, Adalita and many more. Continue reading →
NAT DUNN signed a publishing deal with Mushroom when she was just 16 years old and, a decade later, released her debut EP “A Fool’s Fate”.
After selling out her EP Launch at Black Bear Lodge, Nat has now been added to the lineup for Australia’s premier music conference, BIGSOUND as well as being selected by the boys from Busby Marou to open their shows on their national tour for new single “Get You Out Of Here” throughout October and November. Nat will be using this tour to launch her latest single and title track from the EP “Fools Fate”. Continue reading →
BIGSOUND Music+Design has stepped up another level with the announcement of its final program, along with details of the CMD Live Design Lab, and Artisan Beer+Design design showcases. The new design showcases build on the huge success of BIGSOUND’s live artist showcases, bringing together creative product with industry and public, resulting in a discovery experience like no other.
An Australian first, the CMD Live Design Lab is a purpose built facility where designers from all sides of the industry, Music+Design speakers and delegates come together. Led by strategic design and innovation studio CMD, a core team of Brisbane studios will work collaboratively to explore and solve music industry problems, live and on site at BIGSOUND. Whether it’s designing concepts or simply continuing discussions started on the panels, the multidisciplinary Lab will be a unique opportunity to bring about discourse and action. The CMD Live Design Lab runs 10am-4pm, 10-12 September. Continue reading →
Australia’s global music industry gathering BIGSOUND has thrown its cards on the table today with the announcement of final speakers for 2013 as well as the unveiling of the BIGSOUND festival program.
The event, held in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley September 10-13, is pleased and honoured to announce an exclusive keynote interview session and performance from the artist Rolling Stone dubbed Australia’s most important voice, Gurrumul. Appearing alongside his friends (and Australian of the Year nominees), Skinnyfish Music’s Mark Grose and Michael Honhen, the session will unpack the complexity and artistry behind Gurrumul. It will explore both the culture and the business decisions which led to a blind Indigenous prodigy who writes and sings in language making the leap from remote Elcho Island, to performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and achieving a couple of multi-platinum albums along the way. Continue reading →
The inaugural BIGSOUND Music+Design today adds a slew of speakers, led by none other than Nick Cave. An icon of modern culture, Cave has been performing for more than thirty years as the singer of The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. He is an acclaimed film score composer, scriptwriter, novelist and occasional actor.
The new program, connecting the worlds of design and music will ignite Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on September 10 and 11, with two days of conferences, showcasing and networking. Music+Design is accessible via its own ticket, while entry is included with all BIGSOUND delegate passes. Registrations for both are open now at www.bigsound.org.au. Continue reading →
Australia’s biggest festival of tomorrow’s hottest artists BIGSOUND has today unveiled another 80 artists joining its lineup for 2013. Presented by Oztix, BIGSOUND’s Live program takes over Fortitude Valley over 2 nights and 12 stages this year from September 11-12 2013, with performances from some of the world’s most exciting new acts.
Leading the charge in this new announcement are a host of artists industry insiders are chasing including Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Jonti, KINGSWOOD, Darren Middleton, Gossling, Blue King Brown’s Natalie Pa’apa’a, Canada’s Yukon Blonde, Calling All Cars, The Trouble with Templeton, Chance Waters, Regular John and many more! Continue reading →
Event: BIGSOUND Live 2012 – Day 1 – 12 September 2012
Artist: The Good Ship
www.awakeniam.com – Awaken I Am
www.strangers.net.au/ – Strangers
www.snowdroppers.com – The Snowdroppers
www.heroesforhire.com.au – Heroes For Hire
www.facebook.com/violentsoho – Violent Soho
Velociraptor – www.velociraptor.com.au