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BIGSOUND reveals first lineup for 2018

And it is a biggun’.

You can stop holding your breath: the BIGSOUND 2018 first round lineup is very, very good. Following the first announcement of speakers only last month, BIGSOUND has unveiled the first round of live acts – thus cementing its reputation as the country’s biggest discovery event for new music.

Brisbane’s FortitudeValley is taken over for 4 nights each year, with BIGSOUND dedicating its lineup to a mixture of key industry figures, artists, and fans from around the world – all centralised around sampling the freshest and best of Australia’s hottest acts, technology, and leaders.

The first round of artists is nothing short of mammoth: The Chats, Cable Ties, Elliott, Asha Jeffries and more sit amidst a long list of Australia’s soon-to-be headliners. Other must-see acts include Eilish Gilligan, Tyne-James Organ, Moaning Lisa, and T$oko. For all you metal-heads, hip-hop hooligans, and folk fanatics; ARTERIES, Kwame, and Georgia Mulligan front a wave of their genres’ up-and-comers.

BIGSOUND will display these acts to labels, publishers, agents, festival bookers and fans, all in hope of winning the Levi’s Music Prize, the $25,000 prize money, and the $5,000 travel money from Stage and Screen. Alumni of the prize-winners include internationally acclaimed Stella Donnelly, garage-rocker Alex Lahey, and indie-rock staple Rolling Coastal Blackout Fever.

Catch up on the best bands we saw at BIGSOUND last year here

Find the full first artist lineup at the BIGSOUND’s website. Tickets for 2018’s BIGSOUND are on sale now.