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#The Future of Music is at BIGSOUND.

BIGSOUND is the southern hemisphere’s biggest music industry gathering where some of the world’s most influential tastemakers and adventurous music lovers come to discover the future of music over three exciting, fun-filled nights in Brisbane every September.

By day, the industry’s leading players gather at BIGSOUND conference to grapple with the big issues of the day, changing the future of music with legends like Nick Cave, Tina Arena, Billy Bragg, Amanda Palmer, Andy King and Peter Garrett, to name a few.

And by night, the future of music is discovered at BIGSOUND Showcase, with 150 artists showcasing their talent in venues across Fortitude Valley’s live music precinct; giving some of the biggest names in Australian music their start, including Flume, Rufus du Sol, Gang of Youths, Lime Cordiale, Tash Sultana, DMA’s, A.B. Original, Ball Park Music, Courtney Barnett, Tones and I, The Jungle Giants, Thelma Plum, Vera Blue, Violent Soho and many more.

Launched in 2002 by industry development organisation QMusic, BIGSOUND's community of musical innovation and togetherness attracts over 1,700 conference delegates and an aggregate showcase attendance of over 16,000.

Discover the future of music. Be at BIGSOUND 2023.

#BIGSOUND's core values

  • Connectivity – connection is a key value and human connectivity is more important now than ever.

  • Discovery - New music, new relationships and new ideas. 

  • Collaboration - A diverse music community that connects with each other and other creative communities and art forms for ideas, income streams and export opportunities.

  • Leadership - Empowering and inspiring entrepreneurialism.

  • Innovation - Building a more resilient music industry to ensure sustainability and success. 

  • Diversity and Inclusion - Celebrating our differences, and connecting culturally through the universal language of music. 

#Previous Years