Final Keynotes

In a last minute surprise, “extremely dedicated” Fyre Festival event producer Andy King will be making his way down under, giving insight into the world of event promotion and why you should never run out of water. 

A pop culture icon following the Netflix documentary ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’, Andy King has become the event management poster child for going the extra mile with a history of successful events to his name in the States to contrast with the exceptional circumstances surrounding his more famous endeavour. His learnings, insights and good humour will set the scene for BIGSOUND 2019 in Fortitude Valley’s Live Music Precinct this September 3-6.

Neil Morris

Sosefina Fuamoli

Chelsey June

Ninakaye Taanetinorau

The program will also feature a keynote comprising four First Nations voices - Neil Morris from VMDO (AUS), Beat Magazine's Sosefina Fuamoli (AUS), Chelsey June of Twin Flames (CAN) and Ninakaye Taanetinorau from Tikidub (NZ) - who will unpack cultural resurgence and working within a global settler-led music industry.

They join recently announced keynote speakers Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald, acclaimed artist Mojo Juju, and Nettwerk Music’s Terry McBride.

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With the entire conference and live music timetable also revealed today, BIGSOUND has dropped 70+ more speakers and buyers, including representatives from Spotify, ARIA, triple j, The Fader, Sony Music, Unified Music Group, Secret Service, X-Ray Touring and more.

Check out the full program schedule for a taste of the panels, forums, workshops, and presentations which will dissect the music industry today, look forward to where it’s heading, opportunities to brainstorm ideas, hear different perspectives, and discuss all the key topics at the forefront of artists and the industry’s minds.

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