News June 21, 2018

BIGSOUND Live drops massive first lineup for 2018

Velvet Winter
Staff Writer
BIGSOUND Live drops massive first lineup for 2018
Clockwise: The Chats, Slowly Slowly, Asha Jefferies

BIGSOUND, the southern hemisphere’s biggest music conference, has unveiled the first round of upcoming acts which will take over the evenings’ Live program.

Heading up the September festival will be the likes of ‘Smoko’ stars The Chats,  Melbourne trio Cable Ties, punk buzz band Slowly Slowly, recent Splendour in the Grass addition Kwame, Queensland local Pool Shop and over 70 more.

“The amount of BIGSOUND applications this year smashed last year’s record by another 70 to make up approximately 1,133 applications. That’s a lot of talent,” BIGSOUND programmer Maggie Collins said.

“Punters wanting to own the fact that ‘they discovered an artist first’, better get themselves across this massive list of acts, who are on the cusp of exploding worldwide.”

A number of more established artists will be returning to the festival to dazzle the crowds with their evolved sound, including Blank Realm, Olympia, Gabriella Cohen, Oh Pep! and Brisbane hip hop legends Butterfingers.

Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development, Kate Jones praised the QLD Government’s support of the event via the Tourism and Events Queensland initiative ‘It’s Live!’.

“Each year, this event brings together musicians and other music industry professionals, brands and media from around the globe, attracting thousands of music lovers from across the nation,”  Jones said.

“Events like this are crucial in driving Queensland’s tourism economy, promoting Queensland’s destinations and supporting jobs.”

Previous BIGSOUND Live showcases have had a hand in boosting the careers of Tash Sultana, Stella Donnelly, Alex Lahey, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and many more.

Check out the full first lineup announcement below.

BIGSOUND LIVE 2018 first artist announcement

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

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