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15th Annual BIGSOUND Fest Releases Lineup

15th Annual BIGSOUND Fest Releases Lineup

| On 09, Jul 2016

Calling all aspiring musicians and lovers of raw acoustic talent – Brisbane’s BigSound Music Festival is set to swamp the streets of Fortitude Valley.

From the 7th-9th of September this year, the city’s rapidly emerging music festival and industry conference is eager to showcase the bright future of Australian music for the 15th year in a row. Last year, the three day event took place across 15 venues within the Valley, however with more than 150 acts in 2016, the festival is bound to be bigger than ever. So whether you are into the smooth vocals of Sampa the Great, Alex Lahey’s guitar pop brew, Tigertown, Mosquito Coast, Olympia or Fractures‘ electrifying tracks, BigSound is the music marketplace for all ages and all genres.


It doesn’t stop there. A number of local and international acts also offer their talent to not only crowds but various renowned music producers, keynote speakers and labels. These include Briggs & Trials, Fans Creative Management, UNIFIED, Raw Power Management and Creative Artists Agency. It has also been announced that Maggie Collins, triple j radio presenter and partner of Fans Creative Management will be on board for this year’s programming team.

BigSound has not only paved the way for aspiring artists but has acted as a stepping stone for acts such as FLUME, Courtney Barnett, The Temper Trap, The Naked and Famous and many more.

Joel Edmonson, the Executive Officer of the festival, has high hopes for the event and dreams to further promote Brisbane and Australian music culture globally.
‘2016 is a turning point for the history of BigSound,’ Joel said.

‘It started as just a handful of speakers in one room in Brisbane,’ he said.

Bigsound 2016

The event’s conference and festival alter-ego are seamlessly intertwined, where the Valley’s entertainment precinct will be transformed into a ‘village playground’ over the three days. Attracting over 5000 viewers and listeners, the event will continue to be an important movement for the careers of Australia’s musical talent.

For the full lineup and tickets, please head to

What: BigSound Music Festival and Conference
When: 7-9 September 2016
Where: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Conference Passes:
16 May – 31 July
$450 members
$550 non members
Festival Pass:
3-Night Pass $75+bf
Wed Night Pass $49+ bf
Thurs Night Pass $49+ bf

Image credit: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, BigSound 2016