Over 180 of the finest emerging artists in the country
Including Budjerah, flowerkid, Hope D, Mia Wray,
Teenage Joans, The Terrys + MORE!
21st BIRTHDAY | 21 VENUES | 150+ BANDS | 3 NIGHTS
6 – 9 September
Following on from a huge first announce of conference speakers, BIGSOUND is bursting at the seams to announce its biggest festival line up in celebration of its 21st birthday. With some record breaking stats, BIGSOUND has narrowed the showcasing artists down from over 1300 applications to a huge 182 artists, in an unenviable task for the festival programmers. These figures see a jump of 38 artists compared to the last in-person event in 2019.
In 2022, the incredible array of artists will perform on 23 stages, across 21 venues over 3 nights in Brisbaneâ€™s Fortitude Valley this September.
Take a deep breath as we dive in to the future of Australian music.
BIGSOUND is thrilled to host some of Australiaâ€™s most buzz worthy acts including Adrian Dzvuke, Budjerah, flowerkid, Dallas Woods, Mia Wray and Teenage Joans who have triumphed in recent years but have not had the chance to showcase their wares on the BIGSOUND stages – until now!
Thereâ€™s a huge array of artists to watch from some of the nationsâ€™ capital cities including Perth/Boorlooâ€™s Dulcie, Ghost Care, Death by Denim and Banjo Lucia and Melbourne/Naarmâ€™s Ashwarya, Birdz and Keeâ€™ahn. From Sydney/Warrang comes merci, mercy, Stevan and The Rions. BIGSOUNDâ€™s home of Brisbane/Meanjin will see Hope D, Hallie, Jem Cassar-Daley, Concrete Surfers and VOIID take to the stage.
Some incredible artists will also be joining us all the way from Alice Springs to Byron Bay, Bunbury to Cairns and everywhere in between including Aodhan, BOY SODA, The Terrys, Greta Stanley, Newport and Mvllholland.
There are plenty of artists breaking the mould, like Alter Boy who make their music accessible to those who are hard of hearing by incorporating AUSLAN into their live performance.
There will be something for every genre lover too; Caroline & Claude, Molly Millington, CLOE TERARE, grentperez, Liyah Knight and Woodes will all showcase their unique style of indie pop to delegates and festival attendees. Tasman Keith, Queen P, Gold Fang and Anesu are just some of the artists bringing their rhymes to the Valley. Filling the heavy void are Five Island Drive, Future Static, Wildheart and more. Plenty of artists will be flying the flag for lovers of R&B, Soul, Jazz, World Music, Shoegaze, Electronica and Punk.
New to the festival program this year is BIGSOUND Country and leading the field across the multi-faceted world of country music is The Buckleys, DARLINGHURST, Hinterland, Loren Ryan, Melanie Dyer, Taylor Moss and The Wolfe Brothers.
The event is also thrilled to be welcoming some international artists in 2022. Joining us from our near and dear neighbours New Zealand are JessB, Soaked Oats, Troy Kingi, TE KAAHU, Church & AP, MELODOWNZ and Jenny Mitchell.
Festival programmers Ruby-Jean McCabe and Dominic Miller said â€œWow, what a ride! After spending a month reading and listening to a record number of applications, we are certain that the future of music is in safe hands. BIGSOUND Showcase programming is a dream job so we would never complain, but itâ€™s hard to put into words what a difficult time we had getting to this final lineup. The applications this year were of an extremely high calibre, and we could have easily programmed another 180+ artists if we had the space. We canâ€™t wait for these artists to arrive in Fortitude Valley for BIGSOUND 2022 and for everyone else to see how special they are too.â€
These 180+ acts will play to hundreds of labels, publishers, agents, festival programmers, publicists and industry delegates all keen to bid for the next big thing and the headliners of tomorrow.
Of course, the heart of BIGSOUND is Brisbaneâ€™s Fortitude Valley. An entertainment precinct like no other, it homes an expansive network of neighbouring music venues, forming a zig-zag, choose-your-own-adventure musical journey between intimate rooms to world class outdoor stages.
BIGSOUND 2022 FESTIVAL ARTISTS
Andrew Gurruwiwi Band
Bones and Jones
Caroline & Claude
Church & AP
Death by Denim
Five Island Drive
FLY BOY JACK
Folk Bitch Trio
Full Flower Moon Band
Girl and Girl
Grace Cummings and Her Band
Grievous Bodily Calm
KANADA THE LOOP
MOUNTAIN WIZARD DEATH CULT
Ryan Fennis & Voidhood
Shanae (FKA MADAM3EMPRESS)
Teether & Kuya Neil
The Atomic Beau Project
The Last Martyr
The Wolfe Brothers
BIGSOUND OFFICIAL VENUES
Black Bear Lodge
The Brightside Outdoors
King Learâ€™s Throne
La La Land
The Prince Consort Hotel
Ricâ€™s Bar + Backyard
Woolly Mammoth Mane Stage
BIGSOUND is produced by QMusic
QMusic pays its deepest respect and acknowledges the traditional custodians of whose land music and conversations are created at BIGSOUND. We also pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Across Australia, from our cities to the regions and our most remote communities, we celebrate and recognise the critical role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have played and continue to play in the Australian music landscape.
QMusic is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding and advisory body. QMusic is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
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