Australia’s largest and most celebrated music conference, BIGSOUND is going virtual for 2020.
The event will be held online from Wednesday the 21st to Thursday the 22nd of October.
With Australia’s entire live music industry currently in the middle of economic destruction organisers of the event say this year’s conference is one of their most important yet.
“This year BIGSOUND will connect the Australian music community to get a better understanding of what’s ahead for our industry in the current and post-COVID era. It aims to stimulate discussion, allow participants to identify new ways of thinking about and doing business and achieve a better understanding of what’s ahead” they said.
“This year we aim to connect and network digitally in this new era of how we conduct business”.
Registration for the virtual BIGSOUND conference is free and open to both people in Australia and overseas. And while the traditional showcase of the country’s most anticipated up-and-coming artists will take a very different form this year, organisers say they have found a way to bring the party online.
“The BIGSOUND Festival Programmers have hand selected the next crop of emerging Australian music talent to become The BIGSOUND50. The feature will double down on its role in shining a global spotlight on the artists of tomorrow and sharing them with the wider music industry to further expand audiences and connect them with potential business relationships”.
The lineup for the BIGSOUND 50 will be announced mid September.
For more information and registration visit the BIGSOUND website.
NEWCASTLE BANDS PLAYING BIGSOUND
We’ve been heading to Brisbane for BIGSOUND for a few years now, and some of the highlights have been watching local bands rip up the various stages dotted around Fortitude Valley in Brisbane as part of the conference festival.
RACHEL MARIA COX
DAVE THE BAND