BIGSOUND, 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.

Organisers have already announced some of the key speakers we can expect from this year’s outing, including keynotes from 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.

But today sees the announcement from BIGSOUND Live, the heaving list of bands and acts presents at venues in and around Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley over two nights for September 12 and 13. In partnership with Oztix, BIGSOUND Live has announced over 50 new acts to host a total of 120 of the world’s hottest artists in one location.

The newest additions are headed by The Aston Shuffle, Closure In Moscow, Ball Park Music, Henry Wagons, Strange Talk and Emperors. The lineup will also include the legendary David Bridie, Adelaide’s favourite facial hair aficionados The Beards and country star Catherine Britt, bringing a depth and variety to what has become the annual industry gathering for the music community.

International artists that have been lured by BIGSOUND include ex-Starsailor frontman James Walsh (UK), Toronto mavericks The Darcys (Canada), British act All the Young (UK) and Cairo Knife Fight (NZ) among others. These names are added to an already impressive line-up that features Kate Miller Heidke, Violent Soho, Oliver Tank and many more are expected to still be announced!

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).

The full, epic line-up is as impressive as most major music festivals, and you can engorge yourself on the list below:


Kate Miller-Heidke
The Aston Shuffle
Closure In Moscow
Ball Park Music
Hungry Kids Of Hungary
The Beards
Violent Soho
David Bridie
The Jungle Giants
Owl Eyes
Eagle & The Worm
Henry Wagons
All The Young (UK)
The Paper Kites
James Walsh (Starsailor/UK)
King Cannons
The Cairos
New Navy
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Northeast Party House
The Snowdroppers
Art Of Sleeping
Boy In A Box
Catherine Britt
Oliver Tank
Kira Puru & The Bruise
The Darcys (Canada)
The Trouble With Templeton
The Preachers
Cairo Knife Fight (NZ)
Bankrupt Billionaires
Straight Arrows
Voltaire Twins
The Delta Riggs
Grey Ghost
Super Wild Horses
Mosman Alder
Transistors (NZ)
Hey Geronimo
Jenn Grant (Canada)
Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
Strange Talk
The Brow Horn Orchestra
Winter People
Caitlin Park
Gung Ho
Current Swell (Canada)
Elizabeth Rose
+ more to be announced!

Ben Lee -Artist (AUS/USA)
Ben Swank – Third Man Records (USA)
Rene Chambers -Spotify (UK)
Aly Ehlinger – C3 Presents (USA)
David Jimenez-Zumalacarregui – Heart of Gold/Primavera (ESP)
Mark Poston – EMI Music Australia (AUS)
Charles Caldas – Merlin Network (UK)
Jessica Ducrou – Splendour in the Grass (AUS)
Ian Haug – Powderfinger/Airlock Studios (AUS)
Ben and Nicky Berger – Berger Management (USA)
Richard Moffat – Way Over There (AUS)
Lisa Hresko – CMJ (USA)
David Bridie – Artist (AUS)
Nick Findlay – triple j (AUS)
Jen Long – BBC 1 (UK)
Andy Kelly – Winterman & Goldstein Mgt/Ivy League (AUS)
Peter Jesperson – New West Records (USA)
Stu Harvey – triple j/Shock Records (AUS)
Anthony Lycenko – Producer/Engineer/Mixer (AUS)
Tom Larkin – Shihad/Homesurgery (AUS)
Damian Cunningham – Peats Ridge Festival & Elastic Entertainment (AUS)
Chris O’Hearn – Thrillhill Entertainment (AUS)
Sarah Guppy – Tone Deaf (AUS)
Flynn Francis – Undercolours (AUS)
Martin Jones – Rhythms (AUS)
Jean-Paul Fung – Producer (AUS)
Pete Kilroy – Auteur (AUS)
Zac Abroms – Viceroyalty (AUS)
Shin Fukuzumi – The 3776/P-VINE (JPN)
Benji Rogers – PledgeMusic (USA)
Noel Mengel – The Courier-Mail (AUS)
Dominic Miller – Bluebeard Music (AUS)
+ many more to be announced!