It’s almost that time again, where just about everyone in the Aussie music industry descends on Brisbane‘s Fortitude Valley to cop a peek at a whole smorgasbord of live music showcases, panels, discussions, and general ~schmoozing~ at the annual BIGSOUND festival.

It’s kinda like the Aussie equivalent of SXSW, but instead of strewn across AustinTexas, the entirety of The Valley is up late all week, only to back it up the next day, Berocca in hand, and sharing a bunch of thought-provoking ideas around the creative industries in Australia.

The first crop of artists you’ll be able to catch across September 3-6, for a very tidy sum of $85. No, I’m not shitting you.

Across 18 stages in the valley, the first 76 performers (!!!) announced for BIGSOUND include the likes of Bad//DreemsElectric Fields, SCABZ, Outright, Milan Ring, LOSER, Tones & I, and Tasman Keith to name a mere few.

Back to that sweet ticket thing – this year’s Rainbow Pass will set you back $85, and gives you access to all 150 acts (!!!) across all 18 stages throughout the entire four-day bonanza. It’s a hell of a good deal, my friends. You’d almost be a damned fool to let it slip by – especially if you’re in Brissy.

You can sign up to get a slick 24-hr presale on those bad boys over here. If you’re keen to really go hard in the paint and get along to all the conferences and parties as well, there’s a Big Ticket option that’ll get you into just about everything except the tour van. Check out all the ticket options over on the BIGSOUND website.

If you’re keen on hearing folks from Sub Pop RecordsRadio 1 & BBCGreen Man FestivalLive Nation UKDownload FestivalVirgin EMIPitch Perfect PR, and heaps more share their secrets to working the industry, you can head along to those too.

But without further ado, say a big g’day to the first announcement of BIGSOUND artists headed up to the sunshine state for the big spring party. Get ready, it’s got HEFT.

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Ainsley Farrell
Alana Jagt
Approachable Members Of Your Local Community
Aquila Young
Bad//Dreems
Being Jane Lane
Black Rock Band
Bobby Alu
Butter
Butternut Sweetheart
Chakra Efendi
City Rose
Concrete Surfers
Deline Briscoe
DREGG
DRMNGNOW
Dulcie
EGOISM
Electric Fields
Fan Girl
First Beige
Fletcher Gull
Flossy
FRITZ
Future Haunts
Gordon Koang
Hannah Blackburn
Hemm
Hope D
Johnny Hunter
Kat Edwards
Kobie Dee
Kymie
Laura Imbruglia
LOSER
Louis Baker
Love Deluxe
Lucy Peach
Mambali
Marco
Mariam Sawires
Mermaidens
Mickey Kojak
micra
MID CITY
Miiesha
Milan Ring
Nerve
Outright
PINCH POINTS
P-UniQue
Raj Mahal
Rebecca Hatch
Reija Lee
Reliqa
RINI
Royal And The Southern Echo
Ruby Gilbert
Ryan Fennis
SCABZ
Shady Nasty
Spacey Jane
Stellie
Stevan
Sycco
Tasman Keith
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
THE DEAD LOVE
The Money War
Temgazi
Tones And I
Wolfjay
yergurl
ZĀN

Image: Supplied / Bianca Holderness