Four new keynote speakers revealed for BIGSOUND 2019
Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald and acclaimed artist Mojo Juju have been announced for BIGSOUND 2019 keynotes.
Cosetino has become known for her articulate public views against sexism and sexual assault, as well as sharing her journey to sobriety.
Goldman has worked on music publications NME and Melody Maker, was Bob Marley’s first publicist and recently released a book Revenge of the She-Punks.
Herald spent 18 years as the national event co-ordinator at legendary Aussie festival Big Day Out, and has since worked at Frontier as tour director.
Mojo Juju is an Aussie breakout act whose 2018 album Native Tongue was nominated for three ARIAs.
The speakers were revealed today, along with the BIGSOUND official party program, comprised of 16 huge events.
They join primary keynote speaker, Terry McBride from Canada’s Nettwerk Music.
It all kicks off with with the BIGSOUND Virgin Australia ‘HOME’ Welcome Party with featuring music from Electric Fields, DRMGNOW, Deline Briscoe and Mambali.
The host of the opening party is BIGSOUND’s official hotel partner Ovolo The Valley, which will also provide late night beats, booze and bites til 2am each day.
The following four days include the Women in Music lunch, the massive Levi’s® Showcase (with music from Milan Ring, Kobie Dee, Stevan and Dulcie), Nettwerk Music Showcase (featuring Riley Pearce, Jaguar Jonze, Hayden Calnin and Harrison Storm), the Unified Showcase (with Tones And I, Jack Botts, Stellie and RINI), Music Industry College Bacon & Bangers and the famous Bloody Mary Brunch.
This year BIGSOUND is celebrating 10 years of its partnership with OzTix Party, Secret Sounds After Party and a special secret closing party event.
BIGSOUND also recently revealed its first artist lineup announcement, with Tones and I, Bad//Dreems, Electric Fields, Milan Ring, Tasman Keith, yergurl, and EGOISM among the first group of of 76 artists announced.
The number will balloon to 150 musicians, who’ll perform across a whopping 18 stages for QMusic-produced BIGSOUND in Fortitude Valley this September.
For ticketing options, the full lineup and event guide, head to bigsound.org.au.