Playlist: Get a taste of what to expect from BIGSOUND 2017’s first crop of showcasing artists

Hoo boy, BIGSOUND is coming out strong this year with its first artist announcement dropping today. 64 Australian bands and international visitors have been revealed to be heading to Brisbane in September for the huge music conference and showcase series, the event beginning to nip at the heels of its overseas cousins in standing strong as Australia’s largest new music discovery event.

Numbers are expected to meet and even succeed 2016’s stats, which saw 7000 people hit the streets of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley for a run of amazing live shows and panel discussions with industry members from all over the world. The formula is strong, clearly, so with 2017’s event now edging closer and closer, it’s going to be very interesting to see how BIGSOUND continues to flourish.

Among today’s first artist reveal are some of our favourite emerging artists from last year, in Alex The AstronautWinston Surfshirt and Alexander Biggs. Joining on with the likes of Fanny LumsdenDaggy ManHorace Bones and Hayden Calnin, these artists reflect a musically diverse melting pot and will benefit from the spotlight BIGSOUND provides. From the UK, SPLASHH will be in Brisbane to showcase their wares, as will NZ’s own Bespin and Merk.

Check out the full list of artists below and hit play on our BIGSOUND Playlist to get a feel for what to expect!

BIGSOUND 2017 – FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT

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 (Sand Hill Women)
Kylie Auldist
Lonelyspeck
Maddy Jane
Mama Kin
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

All artists confirmed for BIGSOUND this year are all eligible for their share of the Levi’s Music Prize ($100,000), while the live music element of BIGSOUND has expanded to take in four nights (September 5th-8th), taking heed of increasing crowd and punter demand from previous years.

Tickets for BIGSOUND 2017 are on sale here, we’d encourage you to hop on yours quick before the special rates wind up on July 31st.