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Apply to play, partner with BIGSOUND, or volunteer


BIGSOUND’s unique mix of audiences and participants creates significant B2B and B2C opportunities. Partnership with BIGSOUND is an opportunity to visibly contribute to the future of Australian music, establish your brand as a thought-leader in the music industry space, as well as establish meaningful relationships with industry influencers and a music-loving public.

Launched in 2002 by industry development organisation QMusic, BIGSOUND attracts delegates and music fans from all over the world. BIGSOUND is a rapidly growing event, generating $2.99 million in economic impact to Brisbane in 2019 alone.

BIGSOUND is one of Australia's most talked-about music events, in no small part due to its close partnership with triple j. #BIGSOUND19 enjoyed an audience reach of more than 507 million.

QMusic is committed to delivering high-value, bespoke partnership packages. Contact QMusic for more information on how you can align your brand with BIGSOUND. 


BIGSOUND wouldn't be possible without the volunteers that generously donate their time and energy to ensure the event is a success.

Volunteering at BIGSOUND is a unique opportunity to gain experience working on a premier event. It’s also a chance to show some hospitality to music industry players from around the world. Who knows who you’ll meet? Your fellow BIGSOUND volunteers could end up being your most valuable future industry contacts. 

We also welcome Brisbanites of all persuasions who are passionate about contributing to their local community.

2020 Volunteer Applications will open in the coming months. To be updated when applications open subscribe to the BIGSOUND eNews.


There are no current employment opportunities for BIGSOUND 2020. If you would like to register your interest for upcoming roles please send your resume and cover letter to  

#Apply to Play

Australian artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the music industry by showcasing at BIGSOUND 2020.

Taking place on the nights of Wednesday 21 – Thursday 22 October in Brisbane, the 2020 BIGSOUND Festival is the showcase opportunity that will put artists in front of national music industry delegates attending the BIGSOUND Industry Conference. 

Nearly a thousand bands have performed at BIGSOUND over its eighteen year history – it's easy to see why BIGSOUND Festival is the place to be for breaking artists. Previous years’ festivals propelled the careers of Courtney Barnett, Flume, Seth Sentry, Gang of Youths, DMA’s, Kingswood, Megan Washington, DZ Deathrays, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, Boy & Bear, Tash Sultana, The Jezabels, Middle Kids, A.B. Original, Methyl Ethel - and many, many more. #BIGSOUNDstories

Will you be next? 

2020 Showcase Applications are CLOSED.

Photography Credits:
Maribelle - Markus Ravik

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