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Now in its sixteenth year, BIGSOUND Festival is your annual opportunity to discover the future of Australian music. Running over four September days and nights, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley comes alive with a global gathering of musicians, industry, brands, media and music lovers. 

$3.72MEconomic Impact to Brisbane in 2016

6,7242016 Festival Participants

1,3212016 Conference Participants

93%attendees plan to attend BIGSOUND 2017

BIGSOUND continues to cement its place on Australia's cultural calendar as the place where future stars are uncovered, and the shape of future business is forged.  

BIGSOUND Festival runs four nights across Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, showcasing the next big thing to fans, industry, and international tastemakers alike. Its massive artist line-up has been instrumental in uncovering names like Flume, Rufus, Courtney Barnett, Megan Washington, The Temper Trap, A.B. Original,  Remi, Gang of Youths and more. 

By day, BIGSOUND’s presents an invaluable opportunity to meet new collaborators and learn from the best from around the world. The conference program presents ideas from some of the international music industry's most revered and forward-thinking luminaries. Delegates have heard from and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Nick Cave, Neil Finn, Kim Gordon, Simon Raymonde (Bella Union / Cocteau Twins), Billy Bragg, Amanda Palmer, Peter Garrett, Michael Gudinski (Mushroom), Ben Lee, Seymore Stein (Sire), Michael Chugg, and Steve Earle. You never know who you will meet.   

Launched in 2002 by industry development organisation QMusic, BIGSOUND's community of musical innovation and togetherness now attracts over 1,300 conference delegates and 6000+ music fans. 

We'd love to see you there.

BIGSOUND 2018 will take place Sept 4 - 7.

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Flume

2012

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Courtney Barnett

2012

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RÜFÜS

2012

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The Temper Trap

2008

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Megan Washington

2009 + 2010

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Gang of Youths

2015

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The Jezabels

2010

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Remi

2014

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Peter Garrett

Speaker 2015

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Kim Gordon

Speaker 2016

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Nick Cave

Speaker 2013

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Neil Finn

Speaker 2014

Vision

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By 2020, BIGSOUND will attract 2,500 conference attendees and an additional 10,000 members of the public.

The next five years will see BIGSOUND transform into a platform for everyone that makes the Australian music industry great.  

Although music will remain BIGSOUND’s core, the event will create new opportunities for the showcase of visual arts and music technology. Music is the glue that ties together modern culture, and BIGSOUND will be an internationally unique experience that brings together cutting-edge multimedia innovation under one music-centric banner.  

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