Danica Voll | 05 July 2016

BIGSOUND has announced the first round of acts for the BIGSOUND Live line-up in 2016. The darlings of triple j unearthed sees the usual of Melbourne vying against Sydney with Brisbane and Perth balancing the independent singer-songwriter-producer collation.

Brisbanites BANFF return with Good Boy in full music mode, as 80’s indie pop Selahphonic share the Sunshine State bill with LASTLINGS and Townsville’s country meets rap King Social. 
From Sydney, Gideon Bensen guitarist and vocalist of The Preatures will debut his newly solo EP’s alongside the poetry and visual arts of Sampa the Great, nomadic pop/punk logo maniac Bec Sandrige and synthpop quartet Tigertown. Shining Bird will also be bringing a branch of the Blue Mountains with their eucalyptus dream pop. 

Self-taught singer-songwriter Tash Sultana leads the Victorian sisterhood with front woman of The Furrs, Gabriella Cohen and indie artist Alex Lahey following suit. Lo-fi noise-folk band Tiny Little Houses, are on the same agenda as central Victoria indie pop group Fountaineer and soft punk group Rolling Blackouts Costal Fever while Olympia brings rich harmonies and dissonant minimal guitar. Meanwhile, Adelaide will see cathartic garage rock band West Thebarton Brothel Party join contemporary krautrock band SPARKSITTER jump on the BS bandwagon. 

From the other side of the world, Western Australia four-piece band Hideous Sun Demon join west coast duo Mosquito Coast, Tasmania’s experimental punk band Naked and Northern Territory’s melodic hardcore band Tapestry

This year will also see the visit of international artists including NAATIONS from the United States and Fazerdaze, Groeni and Young Tapz from New Zealand as well as Prateek Kuhad from India. And there’s still more. Scroll down for the big names in indie music.

BIGSOUND 2016 takes over Fortitude Valley as Australia’s premier music industry conference and artist showcase. A vibrant collection of musicians, buyers and experts from across the globe gather to explore the challenges of an ever-evolving music industry, while experiencing the next wave of music from Australia and beyond. BIGSOUND Live comes out after sunset where delegates mix with audiences in a frenzy of live music performances. The Live line-up comes out after sunset where delegates mix with audiences in a frenzy of live music performances, featuring 150 bands playing across fifteen venues over two nights, plus a third-night closing party at The Triffid.

BIGSOUND Live tickets are available here.
$49 for a single night 
$75 for three nights 

BIGSOUND Live
Wednesday September 7 – Friday September 9, 2016
Fortitude Valley

BIGSOUND is produced by QMusic, Queensland’s music industry development association. 

BIGSOUND LIVE 2015 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT 
A.D.K.O.B 
Ainslie Wills 
Alex Lahey 
Alice Ivy 
Allan Smithy  
Andrew Tuttle 
Australia 
B Wise 
BANFF 
Bec Sandridge 
BEL 
Birdz 
Braille Face 
Broadway Sounds 
Chronolyth 
Circles  
Clairy Browne  
Coda Conduct 
Columbus
Confidence Man 
DEN 
Fait
Fascinator 
Fazerdaze (NZ) 
FERLA 
FLOWERTRUCK 
FOREVR 
Fountaineer 
Fractures   
Gabriella Cohen 
Gideon Bensen 
GL 
Good Boy 
Gregor    
Groeni (NZ)
HABITS  
Heads of Charm  
Hideous Sun Demon 
Hot Spoke  
Huntly  
Ivan Ooze 
Jack Grace  
Jakubi  
Jarrow
King Social
LANKS
LASTLINGS
Leah Senior 
Loose Tooth   
Luke Daniel Peacock 
Mere Women 
Middle Kids 
Mosquito Coast 
MOSSY  
NAATIONS (USA)
Naked  
Oh Pep! 
Olympia 
OWEN RABBIT 
Prateek Kuhad (INDIA)
PYNES 
Raised by Eagles  
Rat & Co   
Ribongia  
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever   
Rolls Bayce 
Sampa The Great 
Sarah Connor 
Selahphonic   
Shining Bird  
SPARKSPITTER 
Sydonia   
Tapestry  
Tash Sultana 
Telling   
Terrible Truths 
The Outdoor Type 
These New South Whales 
Thigh Master 
Tigertown 
Tinpan Orange 
Tiny Little Houses 
Totally Mild 
Totally Unicorn 
Unity Floors 
WALLACE 
West Thebarton Brothel Party 
Young Tapz (NZ)

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