Event Ended BIGSOUND – September 5-8
Now in its 22nd year, BIGSOUND is your annual opportunity to discover the future of Australian music.

BIGSOUND is the southern hemisphere’s biggest music industry gathering where some of the world’s most influential tastemakers and adventurous music lovers come to discover the future of music over three exciting, fun-filled nights in Brisbane every September.  Running over four days and three nights, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley comes alive with a global gathering of musicians, industry, brands, media and music lovers.

Launched in 2002 by industry development organisation QMusic, BIGSOUND's community of musical innovation and togetherness attracts over 1700 conference delegates and an aggregate festival attendance of more than 16,000.

Discover the future of music. Be at BIGSOUND 2023.

Big Sound conference with Montaigne

By day, the industry’s leading players gather at BIGSOUND conference to grapple with the big issues of the day, changing the future of music with legends like Nick Cave, Tina Arena, Billy Bragg, Amanda Palmer, Andy King and Peter Garrett, to name a few.

And by night, the future of music is discovered at the BIGSOUND Showcases, with 150 artists showcasing their talent in venues across Fortitude Valley’s live music precinct. The festival has given a start to some of the biggest names in Australian music including Flume, Rufus du Sol, Gang of Youths, Lime Cordiale, Tash Sultana, DMA’s, A.B. Original, Ball Park Music, Courtney Barnett, Spacey Jane, Tones and I, The Jungle Giants, Thelma Plum, Vera Blue, Violent Soho and many more.

BigSound showcase performance  by Shanae Lachlan Douglas
Clea performing at BIGSOUND
Death by Denim performing at BIGSOUND
Death by Denim
Teenage Dads performing at BIGSOUND
Teenage Dads
 Octopus tenticles art installation for BIGSOUND
BIGSOUND art installation