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Our Picks For BIGSOUND 2016 Parties & Events

Bigsound 2016

We’re just a few weeks out from the 2016 installment of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest music industry festival, and one of Brisbane’s favourite mid-week benders, BIGSOUND! There have been plenty of pre-and-post parties announced, so we’ve decided to sift through the smorgasbord of events associated with this year’s festival to give you the list of events we’ll be aiming to drop in on over the four-ish days of festivities.

The Night Before BIGSOUND
feat. …like freakin’ everyone!

The legends at local publicity and management agency Mucho Bravado and their pals Amplifire Music are putting on a RIDICULOUS amount of acts to kickstart their BIGSOUND party. 17 acts will play across two stages in our second home The Foundry, which officially makes it the biggest pre-BIGSOUND 2016 shindig. Oh yeah, it’s also FREE!!

Mucho Bravado and Amplifire Music are all about loving music from every genre under the sun and it’s safe to say this lineup has something for every aural palette. They say “think of it like the best mixed lolly bag ever”…

Lineup (In Alphabetical Order):

Alice Ivy
Born Joy Dead
Braille Face
Coda Conduct
Confidence Man
Gideon Bensen
Ivan Ooze
Mid Ayr
Robbie Miller
+ DJ Sets from Rolls Bayce, The Jungle Giants, and Last Dinosaurs

Mucho Pre BIGSOUND Poster article

The Night Before BIGSOUND
The Foundry, Brisbane

Secret Sounds BIGSOUND Opening Night Party
feat. Tkay Maidza, Harts, Oh Pep!, Ecca Vandal. Secret Sounds DJs

One of the nation’s top PR agencies (the fine folks behind Splendour In The Grass among other things) are putting on one heck of an opening night party! Their first ever opening night party will showcase some of our nation’s most exciting acts including Adelaide’s #1 sass-queen Tkay Maidza, ‘straya’s funkiest guitarist Harts, AAA fav Ecca Vandal, dreamy indie-pop duo Oh Pep! and plenty of bangerz being spun by SSPR’s DJs.

Tickets and drinks are FREE if you’re a delegate, just make sure you flash your badge. For those not going to BIGSOUND but are still keen to party, you can also grab tickets HERE

Secret Sounds BIGSOUND Pre Party Poster

Secret Sounds BIGSOUND Opening Night Party

The Triffid, Brisbane

Get Tickets HERE

Remote Control Records Pre-BIGSOUND Party

Aussie labels Dot Dash, Barely Dressed, and Flightless are putting on a sweet shindig to showcase their roster, oh and there’s FREE non-water drinks 😉

Gracing the beloved Valley beer garden stage will be a mix talent across genres, featuring friendships, Lost Animal, Teeth & Tongue, Dorsal Fins, Oh Pep!, Gabriella Cohen, Leah Senior, and Jarrow

FREE BEER will be provided by the legends at Bulimba Gold Top, which will be served to both delegates and regular punters!

Remote Control BIGSOUND Party

Remote Control Records Pre-BIGSOUND Party

The Elephant Hotel, Brisbane


Deathproof Pre-BIGSOUND Party
feat. Ceres, Totally Unicorn, Loose Tooth, Columbus, and Walken

One of our favourite heavy music PR agencies, Deathproof, are putting on one heck of a pre-BIGSOUND gig. Prepare to get sweaty and headbang along to Melbourne’s charming heavy hitters Ceres, super-quirky rockers Totally Unicorn, Milk! Records alumni Loose Tooth, soon-to-be huge punk outfit Columbus, and local pop-punk chaps WALKEN.

Deathproof claim “You’ll have such a good time you won’t even need to attend the rest of the conference”, let’s hope that’s 90 per cent the case…

Deathproof BIGSOUND party

Deathproof Pre-BIGSOUND Party

Crowbar, Brisbane


Point and Shoot – An Exploration of Music Photography

This is one of the more intriguing events happening at BIGSOUND 2016. Brisbane’s home of heavy music Crowbar will be showcasing the work of some of the industry’s best photographers and videographers over four days.

Curated by The Brisbane Collective, visuals from every scale of live music, from festivals to small venues, have been captured and will be beautifully presented. An assortment of prints will be also available for sale, so you’ll be able to actually buy that awesome shot of your favourite band/you crowding surfing at SITG2014…

Point and shoot BIGSOUND

Point and Shoot – An Exploration of Music Photography @ Crowbar, Brisbane

TUES 6 SEP (6pm-10pm)
WED 7 SEP (12pm – 10pm)
THURS 8 SEP (12pm – 10pm)
FRI 9 SEP (5pm-10pm)

Footstomp Music: Going Underground At BIGSOUND

Local jack-of-all-trades agency Footstomp music will be taking over Greaser to deliver a showcase with a difference. In the loveable depths of the basement drinking haunt 18 artists will deliver sets full of groovin’ tunes and keep chin wags waggin’. Bands will perform between 5-8pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and 2-5pm on the last night of BIGSOUND.

The Wednesday lineup is chockers with rock featuring ROI, DEEDS, Old FashionThe Bear Hunt, ELKO FIELDS, and a very special guest appearance straight from Freudal Japan.

Thursday’s lineup features electro duo Capre followed by some of the best Australian acoustic and indie-roots artists Amela, Colin Lillie, Tennant, Danny Ross, and Shag Rock! Last but not least, Friday will see sets from Doolie, Quintessential Doll, Tia Gostelow, M.E. Baird, Michael David Thomas, and Apakatjah.

If you need any more persuading, Foostomp say “Come down for food, drinks, and great f*cking music”.

Footstomp Underground Poster

Footstomp Music: Going Underground At BIGSOUND

Greaser Bar, Brisbane


Official BIGSOUND Closing Party @ The Triffid
feat. Flowertruck, Good Boy, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever,
Gideon Bensen, and Alex Lahey

The Triffid in Newstead is looking like the place to be come the last night of BIGSOUND 2016! An extra-special lineup is planned for the closing party, featuring hometown heroes Good Boy, art-rocker Gideon Benson, new AAA fav Alex Lahey, Sydney indie quartet Flowertruck, and pop-rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.

You’ll need a BIGSOUND 2016 ticket to get into the party, but with the amount of talent on the bill this year it’s looking like the ultimate wrap-up for your festival experience.

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BIGSOUND Closing Party
feat. Flowertruck, Good Boy, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever,
Gideon Bensen, and Alex Lahey

The Triffid, Brisbane

Get Tickets HERE

There’s bound to be more BIGSOUND parties and events announced next week, so check back with us in a few days for more killer barn burners!

Check out the full BIGSOUND 2016 live music lineup HERE