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BIGSOUND Live announces first 50 acts, inc. WA acts Katy Steele, Koi Child, Methyl Ethel

18 Jun

BIGSOUND has fast become the Southern Hemisphere’s premier festival of new music with decision-makers from around the world flying in to discover tomorrow’s new talent. Previous years have been a breeding ground for internationally successful artists including Courtney Barnett, Flume, Seth Sentry and The Temper Trap, and Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley will this year host 140 acts playing over two nights on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 September in fourteen venues for tastemakers, industry and the general public in one of Australia’s most unique festival experiences.

This year BIGSOUND is proud to unveil a huge first announcement, including WA acts Katy Steele, Koi Child and Methyl Ethel. The announcement reaches across the genre spectrum, from a mix of artists who are beginning to break overseas (some already hitting the stages at Glastonbury and SxSW and being hyped by the likes of NME and Pitchfork), through to those showcasing their wares for the first time on a national stage. BIGSOUND cements itself as one of the best value tickets in Oz music, whether you want to find tomorrow’s stadium bands in a small bar, or catch Australia’s most talked about new live acts on BIGSOUND’s outdoor stages—and there’s still 100 amazing artists to be announced to the ones below!

BIGSOUND Live tickets are on sale from Monday 22nd of June at just $75 for two nights or $45 for a single night (ex BF) with an exclusive pre-sale for 2014 ticket holders from June 19. As a bonus, the first 800 BIGSOUND Live two-night ticket holders will get access to the inaugural Official BIGSOUND closing night event at The Triffid on Friday September 11.

Special rate tickets for the BIGSOUND Industry Conference which includes priority entry to BIGSOUND Live as well as three days of conference, exclusive industry parties and more are on sale now via The BIGSOUND conference has already announced a range of industry speakers from around the globe including Midnight Oil front man and former politician Peter Garrett and US rapper and activist Brother Ali.

WAM Members also get discounted rates.

BIGSOUND LIVE 2015 (First announcement)

Aldous Harding
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Ali Barter
Astral Skulls
Ben Salter
Big White
Born Lion
Caitlin Park
City Calm Down
Cosmic Psychos
Donny Benét
Ella Thompson
Gang of Youths
Harvey Sutherland
High Tension
Holy Holy
Jesse Davidson
Jonny Telafone
Katy Steele
Koi Child
Luke Howard Major Leagues
Methyl Ethel
Moonbase Commander
Rainbow Chan
Slum Sociable
Sui Zhen
Sunbeam Sound Machine
Super Best Friends
Tempura Nights
The John Steel Singers
The Snowdroppers
Tiger Choir
Yukon Blonde

More info here.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

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