BIGSOUND FESTIVAL 2016
When: 7/8 September 2016
Where: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Why? Because it's Brisbane's best music event. Duh.
We've said it before and we'll say it again; BIGSOUND puts on the two greatest nights of live music in Brisbane every year. Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September sees 150+ music acts from diverse backgrounds putting on showcases for fans and industry professionals throughout the entire Valley precinct in Brisbane. The Zoo, Black Bear Lodge, Ric's Bar, The Foundry, The New Globe Theatre, that place that used to be the Mustang Bar, that place that used to be Monastery and heaps of other fun venues that may or may not have been called something else when I thought I was a hip, young thing heading out on the town. You get to go to all of them, depending on where your festival plan will take you. Or, you can have no plan and stumble upon some incredible acts that you'll love forever. It happened to us with the likes of Kira Puru, Machine Age, The Hello Morning and BAD//DREEMS. We also been able to witness star making turns from the likes of Tired Lion, Thelma Plum, Babaganouj, Little May, Tkay Maidza, Kingswood and Gay Paris.
With the first artist announcement for the 2016 event released last month, we already know that our fifth trip to BIGSOUND is going to be incredible. I'm even going to be super prepared and take the Thursday/Friday off work so I can sleep in and be happy because you've got to consider these things when you're over 25, okay? You can check out the artists already announced here, you can go in the running to win flights to Brisbane and four tickets here and if you're keen to check out what's going on with the BIGSOUND conference, featuring talks from members of the music industry, you can read about that here.
Who are we keen to see play live at BIGSOUND this year? Well, that is so nice of you to ask. And we are SO psyched to give you an answer. Here's ten hot picks from It's My Kind of Scene for this year's festival...
SAMPA THE GREAT
Get your tickets early from the BIGSOUND site. We've got a feeling this year will sell out very soon and you do not want to miss this showcase of Australian music's best up and coming acts! Your comprehensive pass gets you access to the two showcase nights, plus entry to what should be a massive closing party on Friday 9 September at The Triffid!