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BIGSOUND Drops Bangin’ First Artist Lineup

Bigsound 2016

After weeks of (in office) speculation and anticipation, BIGSOUND has finally revealed some of the artists performing at this year’s massive industry event. Organisers are dubbing this year’s lineup a “glimpse of the future” with some of Australia’s hottest indie and underground acts set to grace stages across Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

Now in it’s 15th year, Australia’s largest annual gathering of the music industry’s movers and shakers sees delegates over three days participate in forums, networking, and of course check out the plethora of acts/future superstars.

Spearheading the first artist announcement is Sampa the Great, Alex Lahey, West Thebarton Brothel Party, Gabriella Cohen, Tigertown, Tash Sultana, MOSSY, Olympia, Bec Sandridge, Ivan Ooze, Circles, Gideon Bensen, Good Boy, Sarah Connor, BANFF, Tiny Little Houses, Fascinator, Middle Kids, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Mere Women.

This year will also see international visitors including NAATIONS (US), Fazerdaze (NZ), Groeni (NZ), Prateek Kuhad (India), and Young Tapz (NZ), cementing BIGSOUND’s rise as the Southern Hemisphere’s “biggest global music marketplace”.

“Nick [O’Byrne] and I thoroughly reviewed every single act on this lineup so far. All the acts make compelling music in their own style and are in a position to use BIGSOUND to make their mark either nationally or globally,” said co-programmer Maggie Collins.

“What an honour it is to facilitate that process and further strengthen the economy of contemporary Australian music.”

For those interested in more than just the smorgasbord of live music, heading the conference keynote list is UNIFIED’s Jaddan Comerford, travelling home from his base in New York to share his knowledge as his company takes over the music world, steering the career of Vance Joy as well as leading the charge in heavy music’s resurgence.

A.B. Original, featuring Australian indigenous hip hop royalty Briggs and Trials, will also present a highly anticipated keynote interview with Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall.

Speakers including music segment producer for the Conan O’Brien show Jim Pitt, Wild Card Music Director Marcy Bulkely (music in movies such as Independence Day 2, Jurassic World, and Inception) and Good EarMusic Supervisor Jackie Shuman (worked to source commercial music for brands including Google, Twitter, Apple, Samsung, and Southern Comfort) will provide serious opportunities for Australian music on the global stage.

Also joining us from stateside will be some of the globe’s most respected A&R executives including Universal Music Publishing Group’s Taylor Testa (Kacy Hill, Tobias Jesso Jr), ATO’s Jon Salter (My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes), Vagrant Records/BMG’s Jeremy Maciak (The 1975, PJ Harvey), Zac Ives from Goner Records (Jay Reatard, Ty Segall), Emmy Feldman from Canvasback (War on Drugs, Alt-J, Frightened Rabbit), The Royalty Network’s Lawson Higgins (Justin Townes Earle, The Soft Pack), and Secretly Publishing’s Jon Coombs (Bon Iver, Jens Lekman).

Live bookers attending including New York institution The Bowery, German metal agency Avocado Booking, London’s ATC Live, Hong Kong’s Songs for Children and UK, and US representatives from one of the biggest global bookers Creative Artists Agency.

Read the full list of 2016 Industry Speakers/Buyers HERE

Tickets for BIGSOUND 2016 are on sale now from just $75+bf for two huge nights of music with 150 bands across 15 venues, plus a third night closing party at The Triffid.

BIGSOUND 2016 Artist List – First Announcement:

30/70 (AUS)
Ainslie Wills (AUS)
Alex Lahey (AUS)
Alice Ivy (AUS)
Allan Smithy (AUS)
Andrew Tuttle (AUS)
Australia (AUS)
B Wise (AUS)
Bec Sandridge (AUS)
Birdz (AUS)
Braille Face (AUS)
Broadway Sounds (AUS)
Chronolyth (AUS)
Circles (AUS)
Clairy Browne (AUS)
Coda Conduct (AUS)
Columbus (AUS)
Confidence Man (AUS)
Fait (AUS)
Fascinator (AUS)
Fazerdaze (NZ)
Fountaineer (AUS)
Fractures (AUS)
Gabriella Cohen (AUS)
Gideon Bensen (AUS)
Good Boy (AUS)
Gregor (AUS)
Groeni (NZ)
Heads of Charm (AUS)
Hideous Sun Demon (AUS)
Hot Spoke (AUS)
Huntly (AUS)
Ivan Ooze (AUS)
Jack Grace (AUS)
Jakubi (AUS)
Jarrow (AUS)
King Social (AUS)
Leah Senior (AUS)
Loose Tooth (AUS)
Luke Daniel Peacock (AUS)
Mere Women (AUS)
Middle Kids (AUS)
Mosquito Coast (AUS)
Naked (AUS)
Oh Pep! (AUS)
Olympia (AUS)
Prateek Kuhad (INDIA)
Raised by Eagles (AUS)
Rat & Co (AUS)
Ribongia (AUS)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (AUS)
Rolls Bayce (AUS)
Sampa the Great (AUS)
Sarah Connor (AUS)
Selahphonic (AUS)
Shining Bird (AUS)
Sydonia (AUS)
Tapestry (AUS)
Tash Sultana (AUS)
Telling (AUS)
Terrible Truths (AUS)
The Outdoor Type (AUS)
These New South Whales (AUS)
Thigh Master (AUS)
Tigertown (AUS)
Tinpan Orange (AUS)
Tiny Little Houses (AUS)
Totally Mild (AUS)
Totally Unicorn (AUS)
Unity Floors (AUS)
West Thebarton Brothel Party (AUS)
Young Tapz (NZ)


Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

All Info HERE