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The sounds of Now

 

haikuhands @2x

Living up to its name, the 2017 BigSound Festival is making some serious noise already, with the first artist announcement dropping like a bombshell.

This September, over 60 of Australia’s freshest musicians will be heading to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley for a weekend of pure musical celebration.

BigSound prides itself on getting emerging local talent out to a wider audience, and this year is no different. Confirmed on the 2017 bill are some of the country’s most exciting up-and-comers, including electronic breakouts Haiku Hands (pictured above) and instrumental soulsters The Cactus Channel, not to mention hip-hop star-in-the-making Baker Boy (pictured below).

bakerboy @2x

 

This year’s cohort will be eligible for a share of the $100,000 Levi’s Music Prize, which could see them joining the now prestigious list of BigSound alumni who have used the event to launch international careers, including Flume, Courtney Barnett, RUFUS, Tash Sultana, The Jezabels, and many more.

This year, BigSound gives each act the opportunity to play twice, expanding the live music experience across four big nights on September 5 – 8 to ensure punters and industry get multiple chances to check out the artists that get the most chatter across the week.

And like its previous 15 incarnations, BigSound 2017 is all about making sure everyone goes home happy. So, it doesn’t matter what sort of music you’re into, there will be something on the bill to get excited about. And who knows? You might just see a new star being born.  Chris Prindiville

 

BigSound 2017 runs from September 5-8 at Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley live music precinct.

For event details and tickets, visit www.bigsound.org.au. Full first announce lineup below.

 

BIGSOUND FESTIVAL 2017 ARTIST LIST
First Announce

Alex The Astronaut
Alexander Biggs
ALTA
AURELIA
Baker Boy
Bespin (NZ)
BOAT SHOW
Body Type
Brightness
Clowns
Daggy Man
Dobby
Donny Benét
Dream Rimmy
ELKI
Endless Heights
Fanny Lumsden
Good Morning
Haiku Hands
Hatchie
Hayden Calnin
Hockey Dad
Horace Bones
Introvert
Isabel
IV League
Jess Locke
Jim Lawrie
Joyride
Kardajala Kirridarra (Sandhill Women)
Kylie Auldist
Lonelyspeck
Maddy Jane
mama kin spender
Mammals
Mansionair
Maribelle
Merk (NZ)
MISS BLANKS
nyck
Obscura Hail
OKBadlands
Pagan
Pandamic
Party Dozen
Peter Bibby
Polaris
Polographia
POW! Negro
RUBY FIELDS
Seavera
Sloan Peterson
Spirit Bunny
Splashh (UK)
The Cactus Channel
The Creases
The Teskey Brothers
Tigerilla
TOTAL GIOVANNI
WHALEHOUSE
Willaris. K
Winston Surfshirt
Yoste
Ziggy Ramo

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