After its first (appropriately) big announce last month, Bigsound 2018 has just become significantly bigger with the addition of Aussie music god Paul Kelly for a keynote interview.

Kelly will be looking back over his his phenomenal career, and pondering the future of Australian music.

With Bigsound’s emphasis on covering all bases of the music industry, this year’s event will welcome a host of experts to participate in workshops, panels, case studies and forums, joining another group of international agents, labels, festival promoters, sync and publishing A&R and media.

In another great addition to the Bigsound 2018 agenda, there’ll be an exclusive workshop run by trained clinicians to help delegates identify mental health issues, learn to manage them and create strategies to help others.

Bigsound 2018 tickets are on sale now, get more info right here.

Check out the first artist announce here.

Paul Kelly

Here’s the second speaker announce list of peeps…

Erin Kelly-Burkett – Fat Wreck Chords (USA)
Joey Cape – Lagwagon (USA)
Paul Kelly – Himself (AUS)
Anna Benefield – Panache Booking LLC (USA)
Blake Rayner – The Orchard (AUS)
Brian Zabinski – Tamizdat (USA)
Brianna Liebling – The Billions Corporation (USA)
Clemence Renaut – ATC Live (FRA)
Dan Rozenblum – 33 And West (USA)
Daniel Sheinberg – Nettwerk Music Group Inc (CAN)
Dave Ruby Howe – triple j (AUS)
Dorothy Markek – ABC – Double J (AUS)
Emilie Davaine – LA Factory by Caramba (FRA)
Emily Roehl – Superfly (USA)
Emma Zillmann – From The Fields (UK)
Isabella Trimboli – Gusher Magazine (AUS)
Jen Pearce – Low Profile (USA)
Jerry Soer – Collab Asia (AUS)
Juliette Younger – Gusher Magazine (AUS)
Karen MacMillan – Universal Music Group (USA)
Kevin Pedersen – WhatsYourRupture? (USA)
Liz Rogers – Brett Oaten Solicitors (AUS)
Nick Findlay – triple j (AUS)
Paul Niederer – Raiseworth Pty Ltd (AUS)
Peta Ellis – River City Labs (AUS)
Philip Vafiadis – Innovyz Institute (AUS)
Rachel Kelly – Downtown (AUS)
Rhianna Patrick – ABC Radio (AUS)
Sky McElroy – A2IM (USA)
Terry Gold – Techstars Adelaide (AUS)
Tom Bownes – Live Nation (UK)
Vanessa Burt – Fat Wreck Chords (USA)
Viv Fantin – Next Act Coaching (AUS)

They join the following previously-announced industry types…

Mardi Caught – The Annex (AUS)
Virginia Hanlon Grohl – From Cradle to Stage (USA)
Alex Berenson – Vinyl Me, Please (USA)
Alison Rosenfeld – Aperture Music (USA)
Amber Carew – Saddle Creek Records (USA)
Ben Rafson – We Are Free (USA)
Bernie Cho – DFSB (KOR)
Brontë Jane – Third Side Music (USA)
Carlos Lopez Jr. – Domino (USA)
Eric Fritschi – Mtheory (USA)
Fabrizio Onetto – OCESA Seitrack (MEX)
Jessi Frick – Citrine Management (USA)
Joe Greenwald – C3 Management (USA)
Jon Box – Universal Canada (CAN)
Katie Garcia – Secretly Group / Bayonet (USA)
Lucy Pitkethly – Eat Your Own Ears (UK)
Madison McCabe – Hidden Track Music (USA)
Markell Casey – Pulse Music Group (USA)
Nevin Domer – Maybe Mars Music (CHN)
Owen Mallon – Paradigm Talent Agency (USA)
Paul Bridgewater – Line of Best Fit (UK)
Rachel Cox – Sad Grrrls Club (AUS)
Shaun Faulkner – X-Ray Touring (UK)
Tim Luckow – Stem (USA)
Tom Wironen – Friendly Announcer (USA)