Organisers behind BIGSOUND have announced that Indigenous singer songwriter Gurrumul will be giving a keynote speech at this year’s event. Gurrumul will be joined by Skinnyfish Music’s Mark Grose and Michael Hohnen where they will discuss the artistic and business force that have gone into play behind the beloved national treasure.
Dubbed Australia’s most important voice by Rolling Stone, the significance of Gurrumul’s speech cannot be overstated. From his humble beginnings on the remote Echo Island, Gurrumul’s unique knowledge of an industry that’s helped him to international success will be fascinating to absorb. The multi-platinum prodigy has previously performed for President Obama, at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and many more seminal gigs.
Gurrumul will be joining the likes of Billy Brag, Kasey Chambers, Regurgitator for the occasion as well as BIGSOUND Music+Design’s speakers Nick Cave and John Warwicker of Tomato.
As well as the speakers, BIGSOUND 2013 also boasts a range of more than 80 live music acts including Xavier Rudd, Stone Field, Bleeding Knees Club and Megan Washington.
The program for the music industry networking event and festival has now been released, so it’s time to get your highlight on and map out tour BIGSOUND plan. BIGSOUND, held in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, will run from 10th September through 13th September.