BIGSOUND 2012 have announced the first live artists and speakers for this year’s event to be held at Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct from September 12th to 14th.
The artist lineup is led by Kate Miller-Heidke and other acts including Violent Soho, Eagle & the Worm, The Paper Kites, King Cannons, The Cairos, Oliver Tank and more. Around 90 extra acts will be revealed soon.
At tonight’s launch party in Melbourne, it was announced that Ben Lee, EMI Chairman Mark Poston and award-winning artist and activist David Bridie will be on the podium in September, along with overseas guests like Jack White’s Third Man Records MD Ben Swank, Spotify’s Rene Chambers, C3 Presents’ Aly Ehlinger (Lollapolooza, Austin City Limits) to name a few. Local speakers will include Nick Findlay from triple j, Ian Haug from Powerfinger and Jessica Ducrou (Village Sounds- Splendour in the Grass).
Tickets for BIGSOUND 2012 Are on sale now from http://www.bigsound.org.au at the early bird rate of just $295 for Q Music members, and $395 for non-members.
BIGSOUND Speakers 2012
Ben Lee – Artist
Ben Swank – Third Man Records
Rene Chambers – Spotify
Aly Ehlinger – C3 Presents
David Jimenez-Zumalacarregui – Heart of Gold
Mark Poston – Emi
Charles Caldas – Merlin
Nick Findlay – Triple J
Jessica Ducrou – Village Sounds
Ian Haug -Powderfinger /Producer
Nicky & Ben Berger – Berger Management
Richard Moffat – Way over There
Lisa Hresko – Cmj
David Bridie – Artist
BIGSOUND Live 2012
Eagle & the Worm
the Paper Kites
Kira Puru & the Bruise
the Trouble With Templeton