BIGSOUND 2016 Details Announced; Celebrating 15th Anniversary

31 March 2016 | 12:00 pm | Staff Writer

It's shaping up to be a big one.

2016 will mark the 15th anniversary for the southern hemisphere's biggest new music festival and industry conference, BIGSOUND, and today details for this year's event have been announced. 

BIGSOUND 2016 will again take place in Brisbane from 7-9 September and a limited number of discounted early bird tickets are available for purchase, while access to the artist registration is also open now. 

"2016 is a turning point in BIGSOUND’s history," QMusic Executive Officer Joel Edmondson said. 

"Although we’re focused on adding new dimensions to the BIGSOUND experience, it’s also important that we look back on our roots and celebrate just how far we’ve come. The BIGSOUND alumni list is a who’s who of Australian music.

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"That BIGSOUND is a place where a public audience can share in the birth of those careers is something truly unique and special. The relationships that are formed during BIGSOUND just couldn’t happen anywhere else in the country."

From its humble beginnings as a gathering in a Brisbane pub, BIGSOUND's three days and nights will this year showcase 150 bands and artists across fifteen venues in Fortitude Valley.

A number of now-huge names have launched their careers at BIGSOUND including Flume, Rufus, Courtney Barnett, The Temper Trap, DMA's, Boy & Bear, The Jezabels and many more. 

For more details on tickets and artist applications, head to the official BIGSOUND website.