BRISBANE, AUS (CelebrityAccess) – Australia’s four-day international music industry gathering BIGSOUND is announcing a ton of changes for its 2018 edition.
BIGSOUND 2018 will be held in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from September 4-7 and will be dedicated to creating and celebrating a new generation of change-makers in the Australian music industry.
After a record-breaking 40% increase in patrons to the event in 2017, the BIGSOUND conference will invite a whole new level of participation and discussion from attendees this year. While panels and keynotes will remain a cornerstone of the event, guests will now have the chance to contribute to brand new forum sessions designed to not only bring the industry together through informed conversation but enable wider networking and learning opportunities as well.
As Australia’s largest annual celebration of music discovery, BIGSOUND’s new programming will also seek to achieve greater inclusivity through an enhanced focus on the importance of First Nations people to the Australian music industry. First Nations producer Alethea Beetson, will work alongside the BIGSOUND team to enhance the cultural appropriateness of the event.
“We want to use BIGSOUND this year as an opportunity to create growth not just in the music business and economy, but culturally and socially too,” said Executive Programmer Maggie Collins. “We will be inviting people from across the community to help us reimagine the future of the music industry and open our eyes to new ways of doing things, including thought-leaders from other fields like sport, entertainment, design, psychology and more.”
BIGSOUND tickets are now on sale starting at $370. Artist applications are also now open until May 10. For more information visit: bigsound.org.au.