AAA’s Guide To Bigsound 2022
With less than two weeks to go until the beloved fixture in the Australian music scene is set to kick off, we’ve strung together a shortlist of the live music and conferences you won’t want to miss at this year’s BIGSOUND.
Eager performers, punters and industry professionals are set to descend on Meanjin/Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from the 6th-9th of September, soaking up 180+ artists at over 21 venues & a plethora of industry conferences and speakers.
The final schedule has now dropped- meaning it’s time to start figuring out who you’re going to catch. With such a mammoth lineup it can be hard to cherry-pick the sets to run to – so allow us.
Below you’ll find our top recommendations for which artist showcases and conferences to get to, just tap their name to see when they’re on!
This fast-rising creative duo are full of charm, talent and style. FFO: Confidence Man, Dua Lipa
A personal favourite- we’ve been loving their honeyed blend of indie-rock sound since 2017. FFO: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ocean Alley
A 3-piece band making optimistic 70s sunshine groove-pop. FFO: Babe Rainbow, Jungle
Heartfelt indie-rock that always hits. FFO: Ocean Alley, Mako Road
Intimate, confessional storytelling + haunting vocals = flowerkid. FFO: Sufjan Stevens, Frank Ocean
Alternative rock band providing music to get rowdy to- wear comfy shoes. FFO: Slowly Slowly, Kisschasy
An all-encompassing live experience. Unmissable. FFO: Mildlife, Daft Punk
Surf/indie-rock duo supplying ideal summer tunes. FFO: Pacific Avenue, Great Gable
An all-female trio from WA creating iconic indie-pop delights. FFO: Chloe Moriondo, Holly Humberstone
Massive talent and promise from this young genre-bending indigenous artist. FFO: Sycco, Rex Orange County
Alternative-rock with fun pop sensibilities, these Bris locals are sure to get the crowd moving. FFO: The 1975, 5SOS
Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer… Stevan is overflowing with talent. FFO: Frank Ocean, Genesis Owusu
Multi-faceted hip-hop artist that’s already hit international radars- supporting Dominic Fike & workshopping with Converse & Tyler the Creator. FFO: Frank Ocean, Miguel
NSW purveyors of surf rock- this band’s onstage energy is simply unbeatable. FFO: Skegss, Hockey Dad
She’s already amassed over 15 million streams for her intoxicating blend of indie pop… need we say more? FFO: Sycco, CXLOE
This 4-piece are producing tracks well beyond their young years- set for huuuge things. FFO: Spacey Jane, Lime Cordiale
Master of the queer coming-of-age story set upon alternative rock backgrounds. FFO: Alex Lahey, Ruby Fields
Solo singer/songwriter specialising in charming indie-rock storytelling. FFO: Angus & Julia Stone, Tyne James Organ
Meanjin/Brisbane local serving irresistible indie-rock/pop. FFO: Middle Kids, Stella Donnelly
Sibling duo delivering sweet indie-pop/eclectic goodness. FFO: Pinkpantheress, Glass Animals, Wet Leg
Panel discussion with speakers Shaan Ross Smith, Matt Brown and Ninakaye Taane-Tinorau about violence prevention and training in the music industry.
Panel Discussion with Berish Bilander, Jake Taylor, Heidi Lenffer and Nidala Barker discussing climate change and the intersection of environmentalism and the music industry.
Keynote speaker, artist and passionate cultural leader for change. This is not one to miss.
Panel discussion with Kate Duncan, Claire Qian, Kathryn Holloway and Mitch Wilson unpacking challenges and exploring opportunities to bring live music back to audiences.
Panel discussion with artists Dr Shellie Morris, Uncle Joe Geia, JK-47 and Carissa Nyalu exploring their individual experiences and sharing stories in the contemporary Australian music industry.