With a mammoth 50+ acts and speakers already confirmed, BIGSOUND, is already living up its name, but now with yet another 50 bands and keynote addresses added, they may have to rename the music event to better reflect its mammoth scale.

The annual music conference for and by musicians, international industry leaders and hundreds of decision-makers around Australasia, is the perhaps the biggest and most important gathering of the music industry in the souther hemisphere (earning it the tag of ‘the Australian SXSW‘), and a key event in the annual calendar for exposing and breaking emerging artists.

Now BIGSOUND Live have added to the already enormous lineup that includes the likes of Kate-Miller Heidke, Violent Soho, Oliver Tank, The Aston Shuffle, Closure In Moscow, Ball Park Music, Henry Wagons, Strange Talk and Emperors. As well as the legendary David Bridie, The Beards, Catherine Britt, and luring international acts like ex-Starsailor frontman James Walsh (UK), Toronto mavericks The Darcys (Canada), British act All the Young (UK) and Cairo Knife Fight (NZ) among others.

The final batch of acts confirmed will have you asking ‘who isn’t playing BIGSOUND Live this year?!’

CLARE BOWDITCH will be performing live as well as delivering a keynote address, leading the charge on a batch of Australian talent that includes HEROES FOR HIRE, RUFUS, LOON LAKE, DALLAS FRASCA, JASMINE RAE, SETH SENTRY and ELECTRIC EMPIRE joining a final tally of 120 artists providing a depth and variety of musical selections for music lvoers across two nights in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on September 12 and 13.

The BIGSOUND conference lineup also gains a large boost to its numbers, running from September 12-14 with a bevy of speakers from around the globe, including David Adams from Soundcloud, Steve Whilton of LastFM, Martin Elbourne representing UK’s Glastonbury and Great Escape festivals, Big Day Out’s Ken West, Bluesfest’s Peter Noble, Joe Porn of Music Glue and The Windish Agency’s Ben Buchanan all appearing alongside an already strong list of agents and bookers.

That’s not all, producers like Nick DiDia, Mark Moffat, Steve Schram and Scott Horscroft will also be speaking, while label reps from TryTransgressive (UK), Ark Recordings (UK), Six Shooter (Canada), Epitaph, EMI, Warner, Inertia and many more joining the list of key speakers we can expect from this year’s outing. Such as keynotes from Australian musicians Ben Lee and David Bridie, as well as ARIA Chart Club’s Mark Poston, Jack White’s Third Man Records lad, Ben Swank, Spotify’s Rene Chambers, band booker Richard Moffat and many, many more.

Its an epic lineup to say the least, as impressive as most major music festivals and plenty of industry professionals offering their insight and wisdom to boot. If you only attend one Australian music event this year, you cannot go wrong with BIGSOUND.

Tickets for BIGSOUND Live are available through Oztix for just $45+BF for one night (60 bands) or $69+BF for both nights (120 bands).

Ready to give your mouse’s scroll wheel a workout? All the newest additions are below:


Clare Bowditch
Heroes For Hire
Loon Lake
Dallas Frasca
The Good Ship
Electric Empire
Seth Sentry
Set Sail
Awaken I Am
Sons Of Rico
Jasmine Rae
Split Seconds
Tin Sparrow
Young Men Dead
Sola Rosa (NZ)
The Growl
Twelve Foot Ninja
The McMenamins
Jeremy Neale
Royston Vasie
Geoffrey O’Connor
The Falls
Teeth & Tongue
Cub Scouts
Tom Lark (NZ)
Your Favorite
Enemies (Can)
Ben Wells & The Middle Names
The Hello Morning
Sincerely Grizzly
Courtney Barnett
Adele & Glenn
Hayden Calnin
All The Colours
The Belligerents
Traveller & Fortune
Shady Lane
We All Want To
I, A Man
Phebe Starr
Harmony James
The Slips
Kirin J Callinan
The DC3
Drunk Mums
Eden Mullholland
Brad Butcher
The Gooch Palms
44th Sunset


David Adams (Soundcloud – UK)
Claire Bowditch (artist – Aus)
Peter Noble (Bluesfest – Aus)
Steve Whilton (Lastfm – UK)
Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury / The Great Escape – UK)
Nick Di Dia (Producer – USA)
Ken West (Big Day Out – Aus)
Joe Porn (Music Glue – UK)
Toby l (Transgressive – UK)
Mark Moffat (Producer/Americana – USA)
Panos Panay (Sonicbids – USA)
Alexander Gow (Oh Mercy – Aus)
Andy Mclean (NXNE – Can)
Ben Buchanan (The Windish Agency – USA)
Brook Black Just-Olesen (Big Hassle Media – USA)
Scott Horscroft (Producer/EMI A&R – Aus)
Scott Cresto (Music Alternatives – USA)
Greg Vegas (International Rescue/Co-Operative Music – Aus)
Leigh Treweek (Street Press Australia – Aus)
James Davis (Ark Recordings – UK)
Tim Steward (artist – Aus)
Nick O’Byrne (AIR – Aus)
Adam Lewis (Planetary Group – USA)
Heath Bradby (Fidelity Music / Warner Music A&R – Aus)
Henry Wagons (artist – Aus)
Bill Cullen (Onelouder – Aus)
Darcy Gergoire (The Agency Group – Can)
Beth Appleton (Warner Music – Aus)
Brian Chladil (Oztix – Aus)
Justin Cosby (Inertia – Aus)
Jacki Kralj (Digirascal – Aus)
Rob Potts (Entertainment Edge – Aus)
Cath Haridy (AAM – Aus)
Gregg Donovan (Wonderlick – Aus)
Emily York (Penny Drop – Aus)
Dave Jiannis (Epitaph/Anti – Aus)
Helen Britton (Six Shooter Records – Can)
Jasper Donat (Music Matters – Hong Kong)
Johann Ponniah (I OH YOU – Aus)
Maggie Collins (triple j – Aus)
Steve Schram (Producer – Aus)
Jai Ai–Attas (One Is A Word – Aus)
Stuart Coupe (Laughing Outlaw – Aus)
Susan O’Grady (Lindsey Holmes Publicity – Ire)
Jules Munro (Media Arts Lawyers – Aus)
Froy Johnsen (Made – Nor)
Ben Howe (Arch Hill – NZ)
Sarah Howells (triple j – Aus)
Anthony Edwards (Clockwork Entertainment/Sprung Festival – Aus)
Nick Yates (UNFD – Aus)
Basil Cook (ABC – Aus)
Stephen King (Media Arts Lawyers – Aus)
Geoff Trio (Code One – Aus)
Kim Carter (Rockstar Management – Aus)
Sally Browne (Sunday Mail – Aus)
Steve Bell (Time Off – Aus)
Shane O’Donohue (Inpress – Aus)
Matt Rogers (UNFD – Aus)
Leanne De Souza (Buzz Office – Aus)
Paul Barclay (Radio National – Aus)
Josh Jones (QFE – Aus)
Sean Sennett (Time Off Media – Aus)
Denis Semchenko (AAA Backstage – Aus)

That’s on top of the already 50+ acts and speakers already confirmed