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BIGSOUND 2013: What you should know and who you should see!

With BIGSOUND gearing up for what is going to be another successful run in 2013, we thought it'd only be beneficial to give you a comprehensive guide of what's set to go down, what we recommend catching and more - no doubt your schedules are already causing headaches from the amount of awesome individuals set to speak and perform.

THE CONFERENCE

The program of speakers set to present at BIGSOUND this year is absolutely phenomenal and we're working out how we're going to fit so much quality in each day! Of course, the run of keynote speakers is impressive on its own, with the likes of the following scheduled to appear:

REGURGITATOR
BILLY BRAGG
NICK CAVE
KASEY CHAMBERS
AMANDA PALMER
SIMON RAYMONDE
JOHN WATSON
GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU

Members of record labels, booking agencies, international festivals and more will also be part of discussions throughout BIGSOUND and are indeed worthy of checking out. Included in the bunch are the below:

MIKE BELL (FILTER Creative Group/Culture Collide)
WILL BARTON (Mushroom Group)
CARY CALDWELL (SXSW)
MICHAEL CHUGG (Chugg Entertainment)
MATHEW COYTE (Rolling Stone)
GLENN DICKIE (Sounds Australia)
MILLIE MILLGATE(Sounds Australia)
MEGAN WASHINGTON
NICK YATES (We Are Unified)

BIGSOUND MUSIC + DESIGN

A dynamic, innovative and indeed, a pioneering program, BIGSOUND is fusing the music and design industries with MUSIC + DESIGN. The Brisbane event, already drawing a hive of musicians, industry members, corporate buyers and more, will have another platform for creative exploration and conversation. The MUSIC + DESIGN program will explore all connections of music and design, whether it be in interactive, graphic design, architecture, fashion, film, digital or industrial design. Speakers for MUSIC + DESIGN include:

NICK CAVE (Keynote)
VELLO VIRKHAUS (Keynote)
JOHN WARWICKER (Keynote)

The list of speakers, like that of the general BIGSOUND conference, is also impressive with the following included in the 2013 line up:

PETER COOPER (RØDE Microphones)
LEANNE DE SOUZA (BUZZ Office)
JOSH GARDINER (VICE Australia)
KANE HIBBERD (The Art of Capture)
PATIENCE HODGSON
NATASHA PINCUS (stark raving productions)
IANTO WARE

BIGSOUND LIVE

The big one. The motherload.

This is where Brisbane is overtaken by live music from some of the country's best for two nights in September. We're going to be running about catching as much as we can, but here are some suggestions on who you can be catching on September 11 and 12 if you're in and around the Valley and her finery.

September 11

BLOODS at Electric Playground (8:20pm)
CUB SPORT at the Channel [V] Stage, Coniston Lane (8:50pm)
BILLY BRAGG at Bakery Lane (8:50pm)
JESS RIBEIRO AND THE BONE COLLECTORS at 633 Ann (8:50pm)
DUNE RATS at Electric Playground (9:10pm)
FEELINGS at the Channel [V] Stage, Coniston Lane (9:40pm)
DARREN MIDDLETON at Black Bear Lodge (10:00pm)
THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON at Oh Hello (10:00pm)
ADALITA at The Zoo (10:30pm)
KARL S WILLIAMS at Press Club (10:50pm)
THE GUPPIES at Alhambra Lounge (10:50pm)
GLASS TOWERS at the Channel [V] Stage, Coniston Lane (10:30pm)
EAGLE AND THE WORM at Bakery Lane (11:20pm)
JONTI at the inthemix Stage, The Rev (11:20pm)
REGURGITATOR at Electric Playground (11:40pm)

September 12

DAMN TERRAN at Ric's Bar (8:00pm)
FUN MACHINE at The Zoo (8:00pm)
SPENDER at Electric Playground (8:20pm)
WILLOW BEATS at the inthemix Stage, The Rev (8:50pm)
RIDE INTO THE SUN at Press Club (9:10pm)
GREY GHOST at Black Bear Lodge (9:10pm)
THE LOVE JUNKIES at Oh Hello (9:10pm)
EDEN MULHOLLAND at Alhambra Lounge (9:10pm)
THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS at Bakery Lane (9:40pm)
THE GRISWOLDS at Alhambra Lounge (10:00pm)
THELMA PLUM at Black Bear Lodge (10:00pm)
TIGERTOWN at Oh Hello (10:50pm)
BREAKING ORBIT at The Tempo Hotel (10:50pm)
MEGAN WASHINGTON at Black Bear Lodge (10:50pm)
LIME CORDIALE at the Channel [V] Stage, Coniston Lane (11:20pm)
KINGSWOOD at Oh Hello (11:40pm)

For tickets to BIGSOUND live, head to oztix.com.au - it's a wristbanded event, which for wearers, grants access to ALL venues involved, subject to capacity. Keep your eyes on the full program for any last minute changes at www.qmusic.com.au/bigsound - you don't want to be caught out!

the AU will be at BIGSOUND bringing you all the goods, but in the meantime, check out our BIGSOUND hub at www.theaureview.com/event/bigsound to catch interviews with the artists and get ready!