BIGSOUND has unveiled a $100,000 music prize for artists who have used the event to showcase over the years.
The list of unknown acts who went and to bigger and better things after BIGSOUND includes Courtney Barnett, Flume, Rufus, Seth Sentry, Gang of Youths, DMAs, Kingswood, The Temper Trap, Megan Washington, DZ Deathrays, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, Boy & Bear, Tash Sultana, The Jezabels, A.B.Original, Middle Kids and Methyl Ethel
The $100,000 prize pool is for artists to accelerate their success.
“BIGSOUND, one of Australia’s premier music events, showcases our songwriters and performers to the world. This unique musical gathering attracts more than 1300 delegates from across the country and the globe, with 160 bands and artists featured across 16 venues in Brisbane each year,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
“This event connects local emerging talent with national and international industry networks and provides important export pathways for artists. It is wonderful to see the private sector support the growth of BIGSOUND and increasing opportunities to showcase Queensland’s contemporary musicians.”
Applications to play at BIGSOUND Festival 2017 are now opened via www.bigsound.org.au
Industry tickets for BIGSOUND 2017 go on sale today with special early-bird rates available until May 14.