2016’s BIGSOUND festival was already shaping up to be one of the hugest events on the Australian music calendar. The two day festival celebrating the music industry is set to include performances from artists like Sampa The Great, Ivan Ooze, Alex Lahey and Fractures across venues in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley as well as key note speeches during the day by music industry luminaries from across the globe.
Today organisers have announced a swathe of new keynote speakers confirmed for the event, headlined by none other than Kim Gordon of golden era grunge legends Sonic Youth. Announced along with Gordon are two of hip-hop’s most influential figures in Peanut Butter Wolf, artist, DJ and now head of the iconic Stones Throw Records along with long-time Stones Throw labelmate J Rocc. Three of the most influential names in rock and hip-hop unloading all of their knowledge will provide for some of the most memorable BIGSOUND moments of all time.
The trio join the likes of Jaddan Comerford from UNIFIED and Briggs and Trials, the duo better known collectively as the incendiary A.B. Original as well as others including Jim Pitt, booker for American late night television heavyweight Conan O’Brien as well as representatives from huge industry names like ATO, Universal Publishing, Avocado Booking, The Bowery and so many more.
BIGSOUND is also unveiling its “masterclass” program for the very first time, where participants will get to work with industry professionals on a number of topics like advanced digital advertising, international touring and business management and tax for artists. It promises to provide a wealth of knowledge for everybody getting involved and well worth it for anyone seeking to make their mark in the industry.
Tickets and conference passes for BIGSOUND 2016 are on sale now and this announcement will have them moving even faster out the door. Get them from BIGSOUND’s official website, where you can also view the full list of performing artists and keynote speakers.
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