BIGSOUND - 2017

2017

BIGSOUND is one of the country's foremost music events, taking place each year in Brisbane's Fortitude valley. 

Part conference, part festival, it's an annual showcase of the best and brightest new musical minds in Australia. 

Each year, we handpick a bunch of acts from the massive lineup to play at our triple j Unearthed stage, and then we give you the opportunity to join them!

This year, we're looking for THREE artists from Brisbane, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast to join the Unearthed BIGSOUND stage along with the rest of the Unearthed Stage lineup, which we'll announce soon. 

To be in the running, make sure your best tracks are up on Unearthed by the 31st of July! If your tracks are still Pending on the website when the comp closes, don't stress out. We listen to everything that gets uploaded before we make a call.

Good Luck!

BIGSOUND - 2016

2016

One of the premiere music conferences in the country, BIGSOUND has a reputation for amazing live music, insightful industry panels and some standout keynote speeches.

This year's line up is massive - dozens of the best up n comers will be taking over 15 venues in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

As part of the festivities, triple j Unearthed is putting on a massive BIGSOUND Showcase during the conference. the triple j Unearthed stage is gonna feature sets from Sampa The Great, Tiny Little Houses, Alex Lahey, Mosquito Coast, LANKS, Tash Sultana, Middle Kids and Good Boy.

We're on the lookout for TWO acts based in Brisbane, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast. All you've gotta do to be in the running is have your tunes up on Unearthed by July 31st! It's cool if your tracks are still pending at that time, we'll listen to everything before we make a decision.

Unearthed in 2016

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31 Jul 2016

Winner

Emily Wurramara

Emily Wurramara

Shouts to our winners!

Emily + GV forever

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Unearthed in 2016

Competition Logo

31 Jul 2016

Winner

Golden Vessel

Golden Vessel

Shouts to our winners!

Emily + GV forever

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BIGSOUND - 2015

2015

As one of the country's premiere music conferences, Bigsound has a reputation for amazing live music, standout keynote speeches, industry panels and more.

The music bill this year is massive - more than 50 bands will be taking over 14 venues in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, featuring sets from Gang of Youths, Stonefield, Holy Holy and heaps more

As part of the festivities, triple j Unearthed is putting on a massive Bigsound Showcase during the conference. It's gonna feature some of our favourite Australian artists who've uploaded their music to triplejunearthed.com, and we wanna put YOU on the bill! Our winners get to play the showcase alongside some of our favorite acts from Unearthed this year: Tired Lion, Holy Holy, Gordi, Ayla, Mathas, Polish Club, Baro and Crepes. You'lll also recieve band passes to Bigsound Live, and two conference passes to Bigsound this year. 

We're on the lookout for TWO acts based in Brisbane, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast. All you've gotta do to be in the running is have your tunes up on Unearthed by August 2nd! It's cool if your tracks are still pending at that time, we'll listen to everything before we make a decision.

Unearthed in 2015

Bigsound

02 Aug 2015

Winner

DEAFCULT

DEAFCULT

Shout outs to DEAFCULT and Gill Bates!

They'll join our stacked lineup at the Unearthed Bigsound showcase this September!

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Unearthed in 2015

Bigsound

02 Aug 2015

Winner

GILL BATES

GILL BATES

Shout outs to DEAFCULT and Gill Bates!

They'll join our stacked lineup at the Unearthed Bigsound showcase this September!

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BIGSOUND - 2014

2014

BIGSOUND takes over Brisbane in September each year, combining live music with panels, industry keynotes, and interviews. There's a massive party vibe - and there are heaps of bands who'll be bringing it this year.

In total, 140 acts will play across a 14 venues in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, including huge buzz bands like Bad Dreems, DMAs, Holy Holy, Remi, The Bennies and Thelma Plum, plus HEAPS more

triple j Unearthed will be presenting two showcases at Oh Hello featuring some of our favourite and most promising acts from right around the country and we're looking for two local acts to join the lineup! You'll also receive BIGSOUND Live passes, plus two tickets to the BIGSOUND conference.

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Wednesday 10th September at Oh Hello
The Furrs [UNEARTHED WINNERS]
Kucka
KLO 
L-Fresh the Lion
Apes
 
Thursday 11th September at Oh Hello
WAAX [UNEARTHED WINNERS]
Eves
Milwaukee Banks
Little May
Client Liaison

Unearthed in 2014

BIGSOUND

28 Jul 2014

Winner

The Furrs

The Furrs

Congratulations to The Furrs and WAAX

Brisbane bands The Furrs and WAAX have won a spot on the triple j Unearthed BIGSOUND showcase lineup!

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Unearthed in 2014

BIGSOUND

28 Jul 2014

Winner

WAAX

WAAX

Congratulations to The Furrs and WAAX

Brisbane bands The Furrs and WAAX have won a spot on the triple j Unearthed BIGSOUND showcase lineup!

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BIGSOUND - 2013

2013

Now in its 12th year, BIGSOUND in Brisbane is one of the most respected music conferences around, with the majority of Australia's big industry players and special international guests in attendance.

Each year BIGSOUND Live also gives punters an opportunity to be part of the action with a huge two-night music festival. This year's line-up will see Xavier Rudd, Megan Washington, The John Steel Singers, Stonefield, Bleeding Knees Club, The Jungle Giants, Spit Syndicate, Dune Rats, Clubfeet, Thelma Plum, Citizen Kay and Little Bastard among some of the 120 artists from Australia and overseas, taking over Fortitude valley between the 11-13th September in a massive celebration of Australian music.

This year we're presenting two triple j Unearthed showcases with some of our favourite and most promising acts from right around the country and we're looking for two local acts (one band to open each night) to join the lineup at Oh Hello! on the 12th and 13th of September.

Official BIGSOUND 2013 website »
 

Unearthed in 2013

BIGSOUND

04 Aug 2013

Winner

MTNS

MTNS

Congratulations to our 2013 Bigsound winners!

Brisbane bans Major Leagues and MTNS join the triple j Unearthed Bigsound showcases line-up at Oh Hello.

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Unearthed in 2013

BIGSOUND

04 Aug 2013

Winner

Major Leagues

Major Leagues

Congratulations to our 2013 Bigsound winners!

Brisbane bans Major Leagues and MTNS join the triple j Unearthed Bigsound showcases line-up at Oh Hello.

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BIGSOUND - 2012

2012

In its 11th year, BIGSOUND in Brisbane is one of the most respected music conferences around with the majority of Australia's big industry players and special international guests in attendance.

Each year BIGSOUND Live also gives punters an opportunity to be part of the action with a huge two-night music festival. This year's line up has 120 of Australia's best and brightest new acts taking over Fortitude valley on Wednesday September 12th and Thursday Sept 13th in a massive celebration of Australian music.

This year we're presenting two triple j Unearthed showcases with some of our favourite and most promising acts from right around the country and we're looking for two local acts (one band to open each night) to join the lineup at Oh Hello! on the 12th and 13th of September.


triple j Unearthed Stage @ Oh Hello – Wednesday, September 12:
Go Violets - 8:20-8:50
The Falls - 9:10-9:40
Phebe Starr - 10:00-10:30
Emperors - 10:50-11:20
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - 11:40-12:10

triple j Unearthed Stage @ Oh Hello – Thursday, September 13:
Blonde Bear - 8:20-8:50
Hayden Calnin - 9:10-9:40
Courtney Barnett - 10:00-10:30
Argentina - 10:50-11:20
Art of Sleeping - 11:40-12:10

 

You'll be playing to press, radio, festival organisers, managers, publishers, and A&R reps, as well as a huge local crowd. Plus you get to attend the conference and pick the brains of the best in the business.

Your prize includes:
* Showcase Gig
* Conference pass
* Passes to Bigsound Live for each band member

Official BIGSOUND 2012 website »

To be in with a chance you just need to have your tracks uploaded on the site before Sunday 19th August and have Brisbane or Gold Coast selected as your region.
 

Unearthed in 2012

BIGSOUND

19 Aug 2012

Winner

Go Violets

Go Violets

Congratulations to our 2012 Bigsound winners!

Brisbane bands Go Violets and Blonde Bear join the triple j Unearthed Bigsound showcases line-up at Oh Hello.

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Unearthed in 2012

BIGSOUND

19 Aug 2012

Winner

Blonde Bear

Blonde Bear

Congratulations to our 2012 Bigsound winners!

Brisbane bands Go Violets and Blonde Bear join the triple j Unearthed Bigsound showcases line-up at Oh Hello.

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BIGSOUND - 2011

2011

BIGSOUND in Brisbane celebrates it's 10th birthday this year having grown to be one of the most respected music conferences in Australia. BIGSOUND is three days of panels, workshops and artist showcases for local, national, and international music industry representatives.

And each year BIGSOUND Live gives the punters an opportunity to be part of the action with a music festival of 50 of the country’s most exciting, new, and promising acts across two nights on September 7th and 8th.

This year triple j Unearthed will be holding a special showcase gig on Thursday 8th September featuring some of our Unearthed stars who will strut their stuff in front of local and international heavyweights. And we are looking for a local band to open the bill! You'll be playing to press, radio, festival organisers, managers, publishers, and A&R reps - the opportunity of a lifetime!

Your prize includes:
* Showcase Gig
* Conference pass
* Passes to Bigsound Live for each band member

Official BIGSOUND 2011 website »

To be in with a chance you just need to have your tracks uploaded on the site before Sunday 7th August and have Brisbane or Gold Coast selected as your region.

Unearthed in 2011

BIGSOUND

07 Aug 2011

Winner

Founds

Founds

Congratulations to Founds!

They'll be opening proceedings at our 2011 BIGSOUND showcase.

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