Organisers of BIGSOUND, one of the biggest music industry events to take place in the Southern Hemisphere, have today announced the guest speakers for the 2-day event. It’s going to be a big year for the conference with the Music+Design department selecting some of the biggest names in the local, and international industry to impart their wisdom onto the next generation of industry figures.
The man who needs no introduction, Nick Cave will be featuring in the Keynote interview conducted by RockWhiz host Julia Zemiro, set to take place via video link on the first day of the conference.
VJ Vello Virkhaus from V Squared Labs will cap off the day with a keynote address where he will no doubt reference his experience providing visuals for the likes of Amon Tobin, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Skrillex.
The following day will see one more Keynote address from another well-established VJ John Warwicker, co-founder of master of all trades creative studio Tomato.
The list of speakers goes on with Vice’s Josh Gardiner taking to the podium as well as photographer Tony Mott and Kirsten Doak from Harpers Bazaar. You can browse the full list of professionals below.
In conjunction with INDESIGN, BIGSOUND 2013 will also be home to the Artisan Beer+Design showcase. This is set to be a totally unique experience bringing together music, design and boutique Australian beers. Applications are now open for any and all designers who would like to partake in the showcase.
BIGSOUND Music + Design Speakers
Nick Cave – Artist
Vello Virkhaus – V Squared Labs
John Warwicker – Tomato
Aaron Hayward – Debaser
Josh Gardiner – Vice
Tony Mott – Photographer
Rob Jones – Animal Rummy (UK)
Sonny Day – We Buy Your Kids
Simon Lock – Australian Fashion Week
Kirsten Doak – Harpers Bazaar
Arabia / Viva Magazine
Ken Taylor – Illustrator / Designer
Christopher Doyle – Designer
Paul Curtis – Consume Management
Celeste Potter – Illustrator
Jhonny Russell – Artist
Ray Ahn – The Hard-Ons
Nimrod Weis – ENESS
Peter Cooper – Rode
Lachlan Goold (Magoo) – Producer
Natasha Pincus – Director
Elliott Wheeler – Composer/Producer
Nick Panama – Cantora (USA)
Ben Johnston – Josephmark
Kane Hibberd – Photographer
Jefferton James – Artist
Dr Guy Morrow – Manager