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Eve O'Connell2 years ago

150 Acts. 15 Venues. 3 Massive Nights.

Each year Brisbane is overrun with musicians and industry leaders for the coveted BIGSOUND event. Brisbane will turn into a pulsing music hub from the 9th to the 11th of September. With all of the speaker announcements, artist line-ups and shows released, our ears are in for a huge treat! Brisbane venues will be opening their doors over 3 huge days and playing host to 150 acts throughout Fortitude Valley. For the low-down on what's what this year, let us be your guide! Read on to find out more.

The Acts

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A snapshot of the crowd at one of 2014’s BIGSOUND Live shows. www.yenmag.net

BIGSOUND in Brisbane has long been the breeding ground for emerging big names in the music industry. Artists such as Flume, Courtney Barnett, Seth Sentry and The Temper Trap are a few that kicked off their fame at BIGSOUND, so if you’re hunting for the next big thing, this is where to go! This year’s musical feast features names such as:

  • Avalanche City
  • JOY.
  • The Belligerents
  • Jesse Davidson
  • Stonefield
  • and Gang of Youths, to name a few.

Artists will be spread across 15 venues, including:

  • The New Globe Theatre
  • Crowbar
  • The Elephant Hotel
  • The Foundry
  • Ric’s Bar
  • Black Bear Lodge
  • The Brightside
  • The Winn
  • The Zoo
  • Wooly Mammoth
  • Oh Hello!
  • Press Club
  • The Flying Cock

The Speakers

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Snapshot from BIGSOUND 2014, Keynote Speaker Nick Cave interviewed by Julia Zimero. www.judithwrightcentre.com

If you’re an aspiring muso, then you’re probably really interested in the speaker lineup for this year’s BIGSOUND. At the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts throughout the 9th to the 11th of September, there will be heaps of talks, masterclasses and networking sessions hosted by people who’ve been there and done it all. To name a few out of the 100+ speakers, there’ll be:

  • Peter Garrett, Keynote Speaker/artist – AUS
  • Adam Spark, Birds of Tokyo – AUS
  • David Goldsen, Warner/Chappell Music Inc. – USA
  • Jessica Hopper, Pitchfork – USA
  • Zan Rowe, triple j – AUS
  • Elizabeth Moody, Pandora – USA

Check out the entire list of speakers and artists here.


If you want to stay up-to-date with all the events throughout BIGSOUND, simply download the app. It’ll keep you updated on everything BIGSOUND related, as well as guide you through Fortitude Valley to all the hotspots!


If you’re after a Brisbane BIGSOUND ticket, you can find all the details here—get in quick, BIGSOUND is only a week away!


If you’re more interested in the live acts around Fortitude Valley, you can grab your BIGSOUND Live tickets here!

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