Now in its 17th year, the place to be to discover new music – Bigsound – has unveiled the first batch of artists who’ll be appearing at the festival this year.
Set to take place across four nights in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from September 4-7, the first 75 acts live up to the festival’s aim of offering exposure to the hottest new Aussie acts, while also featuring previous festival faves that have gone on to do great things.
The final line-up has been whittled down from a record 1,133 applications this year.
These artists (plus some 75 or so others to be announced later) will play in front of labels, publishers, agents, festival bookers and other industry types. Like previous recipients Stella Donnelly, Alex Lahey and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, all 2018 artists will be eligible for the Levi’s Music Prize, which is $25,000 in prize money and $5,000 in travel to help spread their word internationally.
Bigsound Festival tickets are on sale now, click here for all the deets.
As for the artist announce, deep breath and…
A. Swayze & The Ghosts, Adrian Eagle, Alice Skye, ARSE, Arteries, Asha Jefferies, Bin Juice, Blank Realm, Bugs, Butterfingers, Cable Ties, Cast Down, Clypso, Cry Club, CXLOE, Dean Forever, Dreller, Eat Your Heart Out, Eilish Gilligan, Eliott, Elizabeth, Ella Hooper, Emma Anglesey, Estère, Gabriella Cohen, Genesis Owusu, Georgia Mulligan, Good Doogs, GRAACE, Gravemind, Greta Stanley, Hachiku, Hazlett, Hobsons Bay Coast Guard, Imogen Clark, James Wright Trio, JEFFE, KAIIT, Kaitlin Keegan, Kian, Kota Banks, Kult Kyss, Kwame, MANE, Miss June, Moaning Lisa, Mookhi, Oh Pep!, Olympia, Paces, Pink Matter, Pool Shop, Rachel Maria Cox, RAT!hammock, Riley Pearce, Ruby Gilbert, Samsaruh, Sleep Talk, Slowly Slowly, Stevie Jean, Sumner, Sunscreen, Sweater Curse, SŸDE, T$oko, Tape/Off, The Chats, The Merindas, TOTTY, Triple One, Two People, Tyne-James Organ, Voiid, Wax Chattels, Yú Yī