Be the Future of Music
Showcase at BIGSOUND
Australian artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in music by showcasing at BIGSOUND, the southern hemisphere's largest new music festival and conference.
Back to its spiritual home in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley entertainment precinct Tuesday 7 - Thursday 9 September, BIGSOUND 2021 is the showcase opportunity that puts artists in front of leading music industry delegates, with some of the biggest names in Australian music getting their start at BIGSOUND, including Flume, Rufus du Sol, Gang of Youths, The Temper Trap, Lime Cordiale, Tash Sultana, DMA’s, Courtney Barnett, The Teskey Brothers, The Jezabels and many more.
This year's event will welcome tastemakers from across the country including media, A&R, agents, promoters, music supervisors, buyers and so much more. And for national and international industry and delegates who cannot physically attend, BIGSOUND's digital doors will be open for business.
Also returning in 2021 is the Levi’s® Music Prize in partnership with BIGSOUND, an incredible initiative that enables Australian bands and artists to make the most of new opportunities on the way to the next stage of their careers with $15K up for grabs for three artists in the next round. All artists selected to showcase at BIGSOUND 2021 are eligible to WIN!
Now in its 20th year, BIGSOUND has grown to become the biggest annual new music event of its kind in Australia. Run across three game-changing days and three fun-filled nights, you can connect with, listen to and play in front of some of the most influential players in music.
With almost a thousand bands performing at BIGSOUND over its 20-year history – it's easy to see why BIGSOUND is the place people come to discover the future of music.
Be the future of music. Apply to showcase at BIGSOUND 2021.
Applications close 28 May 2021 at 11:59pm
The core purpose of BIGSOUND is to create business outcomes for showcasing artists by exposing them to the best of the Australian and international music industry.
The BIGSOUND 2021 Festival programming team will assess applications by gauging what potential outcomes artists may achieve from showcasing and ensuring showcasing artists are capitalising on existing momentum. What have you achieved so far and what will you gain out of BIGSOUND 2021? This is important to keep in mind when applying.
BIGSOUND is unable to put every artist that applies on a stage, even though we wish we could! If you apply and you are unsuccessful, this is in no way a reflection of you or your music. When writing your application, reflect on the information above and make it the strongest it can be.
Good luck and we can’t wait to see you all in September at BIGSOUND 2021.