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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 Brisbane’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 Australia’s most buzz worthy acts including Adrian DzvukeBudjerah, flowerkidDallas WoodsMia 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!

There’s a huge array of artists to watch from some of the nations’ capital cities including Perth/Boorloo’s DulcieGhost CareDeath by Denim and Banjo Lucia and Melbourne/Naarm’s AshwaryaBirdz and Kee’ahn. From Sydney/Warrang comes merci, mercyStevan and The Rions. BIGSOUND’s home of Brisbane/Meanjin will see Hope DHallieJem Cassar-DaleyConcrete 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 AodhanBOY SODAThe TerrysGreta StanleyNewport 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 & ClaudeMolly MillingtonCLOE TERAREgrentperezLiyah Knight and Woodes will all showcase their unique style of indie pop to delegates and festival attendees. Tasman KeithQueen PGold Fang and Anesu are just some of the artists bringing their rhymes to the Valley. Filling the heavy void are Five Island DriveFuture 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 BuckleysDARLINGHURSTHinterlandLoren RyanMelanie 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 JessBSoaked OatsTroy KingiTE KAAHUChurch & APMELODOWNZ and Jenny Mitchell.


Festival programmers Ruby-Jean McCabe and Dominic Miller said “Wow, 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 it’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 can’t wait for these artists to arrive in Fortitude Valley for BIGSOUND 2022 and for everyone else to see how special they are too.”

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 Brisbane’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

Adam Newling
Adrian Dzvuke
AGUNG MANGO
Alter Boy
Andrew Gurruwiwi Band
Andrew Swift
Andy Golledge
Anesu
Aodhan
Asha Jefferies
Ashwarya
Ayesha Madon
Baby Cool
Banjo Lucia
Beckah Amani
BIG SKEEZ
BIG WETT
Birdz
BLOODMOON
Blusher
Bones and Jones
BOY SODA
Brekky Boy
Bud Rokesky
Budjerah
Bumpy
C.O.F.F.I.N
Caroline & Claude
Chanel Loren
Chloe Dadd
Church & AP
CLOE TERARE
Club Angel
Cody Jon
COLLAR
CONCRETE SURFERS
cookii
Dallas Woods
dameeeela
Daniel Shaw
DARLINGHURST
Dean Brady
Death by Denim
Diimpa
Dulcie
Eastbound Buzz
EGOISM
Eilish Gilligan
Eliza Hull
Eluize
Enclave
ENOLA
Evie Irie
Fash
Five Island Drive
flowerkid
FLY BOY JACK
Folk Bitch Trio
Forest Claudette
FOURA
Franko Gonzo
Full Flower Moon Band
Future Static
Germein
Ghost Care
Girl and Girl
Gold Fang
Grace Cummings and Her Band
Grand Pine
Great Sage
Greatest Hits
grentperez
Greta Stanley
Grievous Bodily Calm
Hallie
HANNI
Hauskey
Hinterland
Holliday Howe
Hope D
ISUA
JACOTÉNE
JELLY OSHEN
Jem Cassar-Daley
Jenny Mitchell
Jerome Farah
Jess Day
JessB
June Jones
KANADA THE LOOP

Kee’ahn

KEYAN
Kid Pharaoh
Kutcha Edwards
LÂLKA
Lee Sugar
LION
Liyah Knight
Loren Ryan
LOSER
MALi JO$E
Melaleuca
Melanie Dyer
MELODOWNZ
Memphis LK
merci, mercy
Mia Wray
Mitch Santiago
Molly Millington
Monnie
Moonboy
Moss
MOUNTAIN WIZARD DEATH CULT
Mr Rhodes
Mulalo
MUNGMUNG
Mvlholland
Newport
Nick Griffith
Nick Ward
Noah Dillon
OK HOTEL
Old Mervs
Phoebe Go
Pink Matter
Platonic Sex
Queen P
RinRin
Romero
Roy Bing
Ruby Gill
Ryan Fennis & Voidhood
Saint Ergo
Sam Windley
San Joseph
Sappho
Sarah Wolfe
SayGrace
Selfish Sons
Selve
Shanae (FKA MADAM3EMPRESS)
Shannen James
Siobhan Cotchin
Skeleten
Soaked Oats
SOPHIYA
South Summit
Srirachi
Stevan
Suzi
Talk Heavy
Tasman Keith
Taylor Moss
TE KAAHU
Teenage Dads
Teenage Joans
Teether & Kuya Neil
Tentendo
The Atomic Beau Project
The Buckleys
The Last Martyr
The Rions
THE RIOT
The Terrys
The Wolfe Brothers
To Octavia
Toby Hobart
Troy Kingi
Tulliah
VOIID
VOLI K
Waxflower
WIIGZ
Wildheart
Woodes
Yb.
Yen Strange
yergurl
YNG Martyr
Zeolite
ZPLUTO


BIGSOUND OFFICIAL VENUES

Black Bear Lodge
Blute’s Bar
The Brightside
The Brightside Outdoors
EC Venue
Ivory Tusk
King Lear’s Throne
La La Land
O’Skulligans
The Outpost
Press Club
The Prince Consort Hotel
Prohibition
Ric’s Bar + Backyard
Stranded Bar
Summa House
Tomcat
The Warehouse
The Wickham
Woolly Mammoth Mane Stage
The Zoo


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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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