You Won't Believe This Fyre Addition To The BIGSOUND 2019 Program

8 August 2019 | 9:00 am | Staff Writer

The full conference program has been revealed!

After becoming a pop culture sensation in recent months thanks to a certain scene in a certain Netflix documentary, Fyre Festival event producer Andy King has been locked down to give a keynote address at BIGSOUND next month.

King’s appearance at the conference – happening in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from 3 - 6 September - will see him give insight into the controversial festival and event promotion in general while discussing “why you should never run out of water” and more.

Alongside King, BIGSOUND has announced an additional 70+ speakers and buyers today, all of whom join an already talent-packed conference line-up that includes Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, Revenge Of The She-Punks author Vivien Goldman, Nettwerk Music Group CEO and co-founder Terry McBride and more.

The line-up now features the likes of Spotify Australia/NZ’s Alicia Sbrugnera, ARIA’s Dan Rosen, Unified Music Group’s Ashleigh Hills, Secret Service’s Stacey Piggott, Bakehouse/Slam's Helen Marcou, Paradigm Agency's Jamila Lyndon, Sony’s Petrina Convey, triple j's Declan Byrne, X-Ray Touring’s Shaun Faulkner, Inertia's Uda Widanapathirana, artist Alex The Astronaut and Next Acting Coaching’s Viv Fantin, among others.

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VMDO's Neil Morris, journalist, radio host and publicist Sosefina Fuamoli, Twin Flames' Chelsey June and Tikidub's Ninakaye Taanetinorau will all present as part of the First Nations Keynote series, which is set to "unpack cultural resurgence and working within a global settler-led music industry".

The finalised conference line-up will be accompanied by a stacked artist program, with more than 150 acts, including Mojo Juju, Tones & I, These New South Whales, LOSER, Spacey Jane, DRMNGNOW, The Money War, PINCH POINTS and more, announced in recent weeks.

With its conference and festival line-ups now locked down, BIGSOUND has released its full timetable, with a rundown of panels, workshops, presentations, showcases, parties and more available via its website and app, allowing delegates, punters and artists the chance to start prepping for the epic event.

The recently announced artist village will see YouTube Music as its first-ever partner, giving artists the opportunity to take part in exclusive workshops and more. 

“Some of the most memorable moments with artists happen early -- many fans can tell you about the first time they heard an incredible new song or watched a groundbreaking video from a musical newcomer,” shares YouTube's Head of Music Content Partnerships (South East Asia, AU/NZ) Ruuben van den Heuvel

“This is why we're proud to join forces with BIGSOUND for the second year, and look forward to coming together with thousands of artists in Brisbane, to try to help them find audiences at every phase of their career.”

BIGSOUND 2019 takes place in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley from 3 - 6 September. Tickets for this year's conference and festival are on sale now via Oztix, head to the BIGSOUND website for all the info and check out the full list of speakers below.

BIGSOUND 2019 Speakers & Buyers

Andy King – Andy King Events (USA)
Bethany Cosentino – Best Coast (USA)
Terry McBride - Nettwerk Music (CAN)
Mojo Juju (AUS)
Sahara Herald – Frontier Touring (AUS)
Vivien Goldman (USA) 

Neil Morris - VMDO (AUS)
Sosefina Fuamoli - Beat Magazine (AUS)
Chelsey June - Twin Flames (CAN)
Ninakaye Taanetinorau - Tikidub (NZ)

Abbie McCarthy– BBC Music Introducing, BBC Radio 1 & 4 Music (UK)
Alessandro Pavanello – Kanjian (CHINA)
Alethea Beetson – QMusic (AUS)
Alex Pinte – Wind & Birds (AUS)
Alex The Astronaut – Artist (AUS)
Alexander Franco – Future Classic (AUS)
Alicia Sbrugnera – Spotify (AUS)
Allan Aufamau – Sprigga Mek (AUS)
Amanda Perlstein – twnty three (USA)
Amit Nerurkar – face-less (USA)
Anamaria Diaz – Páramo (COL)
Andrew Khedoori – CBAA (AUS)
Andy Snape – Raw Power Management (USA)
Anna Laverty – Producer (AUS)
Aroha Harawira – Ableton (AUS)
Ashleigh Hills – Unified Music Group (AUS)
Bekah Zietz Flynn – Sub Pop Records (USA)
Ben Coleman – Green Man Festival (UK)
Ben Dennis – Myriad (AUS)
Bill Cullen – One Louder (AUS)
Brendan Moylan – ECO:8106/Sicario Music (MEX)
Brent Hedley – AFL Players Association (AUS)
Brid Walpole – Pitch Perfect PR (USA)
Carla Arias - Quemasucabeza, Armónica and Festival Neutral (CHILE)
Carla Zimbler – VJ (AUS)
Casey O'Shaughnessy – Select Music (AUS)
Catherine Haridy – Catherine Haridy Mgt/AAM (AUS)
Chris Scaddan – ABC (AUS)
Christopher Kevin Au – Triple One (AUS)
Claudia Dalimore – Her Sound, Her Story (AUS)
Correne Wilkie – Maven and Muse (AUS)
Count Eldridge – Vertebrae Productions (USA)
Courtney Fry – Pedestrian Group (AUS)
Damien Luscombe – White Sky (AUS)
Dan Rosen – ARIA (AUS)
Danielle Caruana – The Seed Fund/Mama Kin (AUS)
Dave Ruby Howe – triple j (AUS)
David Grice – Cognilitics Pty Ltd (AUS)
David Sheils – YouTube and Google Play (AUS)
David Vodicka – Media Arts Lawyers (AUS)
Davyd Norris – Olive Grove IT (AUS)\
Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
Deline Briscoe – Artist (AUS)
Dina Bassile – Tibi Events & Access Consultants (AUS)
Dona Inthaxoum – Facebook (SIN)
Dorothy Markek – Double J (AUS)
Elise Huntley – Secret Sounds (AUS)
Ellie Jones – Stay Loose PR (UK)
Emily Kelly – Deathproof (AUS)
Fabrício Nobre – Festival Bananada (BRA)
Fanny Lumsden - Artist (AUS)
Firas Massouh – PBS (AUS)
Francesca de Valence – I Heart Songwriting Club (AUS)
Francisca Sandoval – IMICHILE (CHILE)
Gordan Koang – Artist (AUS)
Greg Wells – Ghost (UK)
Hailey Collier – Songwriter (USA)
Hau Latukefu – triple j/Double J/ Forever Ever Records (AUS)
Hayley Rosenblum – Amanda Palmer (Manager) (USA)
Hazel Berry – Soundcloud (UK)
Helen Marcou – Bakehouse / Slam (AUS)
Ingrid Andress - Artist (USA)
Jaaji – Twin Flames (CAN)
Jack Ball – HIT 105 (AUS)
Jackie Antas – Live Nation (AUS)
Jackson Walkden-Brown – Artists Only (AUS)
Jade Harper – Manitoba Music (CAN)
Jaiden Walker – Tasman Keith (AUS)
Jamila Lyndon – Paradigm Agency (USA)
Janet Gaeta – ABC TV (AUS)
Jeff Crabtree – The Zebra Collective (AUS)
Jenny Valentish – Journalist/Author (AUS)
Jhindu-Pedro Lawrie - Artist (AUS)
Joe Alexander – Bedroom Suck/Music In Exile (AUS)
John Atkins – White Sky (AUS)
Jon Halperin – The Glass House (USA)
Justin Stanley – GoFunkYourself Inc (USA)
Kamran Haq – Live Nation UK (UK)
Karen Leng – Double J (AUS)
Kathy McCabe – News Limited (AUS)
Kavisha Kuruk – White Sky (AUS)
Kim Ambrosius – Roskilde Festival (DENMARK)
Kim Frankiewicz – Concord Music (UK)
Kiran Patel – A&G Sync (UK)
Koo Abuali – FireWire Music Company (AUS)
Kristin Genovese – Third Side Music (USA)
Kurt Steinke – Townhouse (USA)
Kween G – Artist (AUS)
Kymie – Artist (AUS)
Leigh Treweek – – (AUS)
Leroy Amphlett – Noisegate (AUS)
Lindy Morrison – Her Sound, Her Story (AUS)
Maggie Collins – BIGSOUND/Morning Belle (AUS)
Matt Bird – White Sky (AUS)
Matt Brinkworth – Captured Tracks (USA)
Maya Janeska – Believe (AUS)
Meg Williams – Inertia/PIAS (AUS)
Megan Washington – Artist (AUS)
Melody Forghani – twnty three (AUS)
Michael Nieves – Sugaroo (USA)
Michelle Grace Hunder – Her Sound, Her Story (AUS)
Michelle Rose – Live Nation (AUS)
Mick Tarbuk – Believe (AUS)
Mike Ajayi – AMF Records/Virgin EMI (UK)
Mike Sniper – Captured Tracks (USA)
Milan Ring – Artist (AUS)
Nadine McDonald-Dowd – QPAC (AUS)
Nando Machado – ForMusic (BRA)
Natasha Parish – Ground Control Touring (USA)\
Nathanael Miller – Titomic (USA)
Nick Holroyd – Primary Talent International (UK)
Ophir Admony – Secretly Group (USA)
Oscar Serrallach – The Health Lodge (AUS)
Owen Mallon – Paradigm Agency (USA)
Ozi Jarel – Artist (AUS)
Paige X. Cho – Bolster (AUS)
Paul Brindley – Music Ally (UK)
Peta Ellis – River City Labs (AUS)
Petrina Convey – Sony (AUS)
Philippe Ceulen – QUT (AUS)
Philip Vafiadis – Innovyz & Cognilitics (AUS)
Poppy Tohill – CRS Management (NZ)
P-UniQue – Artist (AUS)
Rhianna Patrick – ABC (AUS)
Richard Kingsmill – triple j (AUS)
Ruuben van den Heuvel – YouTube and Google Play (AUS)
Sanaz Lavaedian – MOCEAN – (USA)
Shaad D’Souza – The Fader (AUS)
Shannon Kurlander – Terrorbird Media (USA)
Shaun Faulkner – X-Ray Touring (UK)
Simon Moor – Kobalt (AUS)
Simon Winkler – 3RRR (AUS)
Stacey Piggott – Secret Service PR (AUS)
Stephen Green – SGC Media (AUS)
Stephen Lane – Noisegate (AUS)
Stephen Wade – Select Music (AUS)
Susan Emerson – Auslan Stage Left (AUS)
Suzanna Slavin – Mom + Pop Music (USA)
Tamara Mills – Creative Enterprise Australia (AUS)
Tara Medina – Strawberry Fields (AUS)
Tasman Keith – Artist (AUS)
Tim Shiel - Spirit Level (AUS)
Tobias Kuhn - Artist (GER)
Tom Larkin – VVV MGMT (AUS)
Tom Mee – Spotify (AUS)
Trish Adjei – Australia Council (AUS)
Tristan Malloch – Noisegate (AUS)
Uda Widanapathirana – Inertia (AUS)
Vanessa Picken – Comes With Fries/PIAS America (AUS)
Viv Fantin – Next Acting Coaching – (AUS)
Zack Alcott – Get Skilled Access (AUS)
Zig Annor – Art Management Group (AUS)