BIGSOUND, held this year from September 11-13 is now one of the biggest music industry gatherings in the southern hemisphere and welcomes great names from around the world. With the UK’s pioneering agitator Billy Bragg, US crowd-funding poster-child Amanda Palmer and Australia’s Queen of country Kasey Chambers heading up the speaker’s list, this first lineup announcement already ensures an inspirational and perhaps controversial conference program.
BIGSOUND has also let the first dozen live artists slip, with Xavier Rudd, Megan Washington, The John Steel Singers, Stonefield, Bleeding Knees Club, The Jungle Giants, Spit Syndicate, Dune Rats, Clubfeet, Thelma Plum, Citizen Kay and Little Bastard among the first of 120 artists from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and more to play over twelve venues in the biggest gathering of emerging artists in Australia.
BILLY BRAGG (UK)
AMANDA PALMER (USA)
KASEY CHAMBERS (AUS)
SIMON RAYMONDE – BELLA UNION (UK)
JOHN WATSON – JOHN WATSON MANAGEMENT / ELEVEN MUSIC (AUS)
BRAD JONES – PRODUCER (NASHVILLE) (USA)
MATT MCDONALD – CMJ (USA)
NIC WARNOCK – RIP SOCIETY (AUS)
GRIMUR ATLASON – ICELAND AIRWAVES – (ICELAND)
CHLOE GOODYEAR – WOODFORD – (AUS)
BILLY JONES – PIANOS – (USA)
ARTISTS FIRST ANNOUNCE