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BIGSOUND Live: Highlights of Night Two - Part One (10.09.15)

And so BIGSOUND Live continues into its second night. The conference is still going, and people moving distinctively slower tonight than they were last night. However with plenty of fresh new live music to partake in, there is not time for sleep yet!

Photo Gallery: Blank Realm + Nite Fields - The Foundry, Brisbane (05.09.15)

Blank Realm took over The Foundry in Brisbane last night, accompanied by Nite Fields. Andrew Wade was there to bring us these killer snaps of a show that may go down as one of the best of the year...

Festival Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night Two, Part One ft. Safia + Gold Fields + Deep Sea Arcade + More... (11.09.14)

Night Two of BIGSOUND Live for me was a little more unplanned than Night One, allowing me to come across some unexpected talent along the way. As with any day at a festival like this, however, with all the amazing highs there were also, unfortunately, some lows. But we may have the fun police to blame for that... read on!

Festival Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night One, Part One ft. Mosman Alder + Okenyo + Little Odessa + Rolls Bayce + more... (10.09.14)

BIGSOUND Live is always a great opportunity to catch some of the best bands in the business while also discovering new favourite acts you didn’t even realise exist! It is such a vibrant event full of networking and all round joy.

Hello Asia! Photo gallery: Brisbane Chinese and Lunar New Year Celebrations (31.01.14)

Chinese New Year in Brisbane

Brisbane's Chinatown is alive this weekend with lion dances, Japanese drumming, kung fu demonstrations and lots more to welcome the lunar new year - the year of the horse!

Live Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night 2 (12.09.13)

Welcome back to coverage from Brisbane’s premier music conference and live showcase, BIGSOUND! (crowd goes wild) Tonight will feature the likes of Hey Geronimo, Sheppard, The Jungle Giants, Dubmarine, Tigertown and the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, among others. However, let us begin with at Electric Playground.

Live Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night 1 (11.09.13)

There is a magical time of the year, when all the stars align and the live music scene in Brisbane booms. This magical time of year is called BIGSOUND. Step 1: bring together industry gurus from all over the country and from across the seas and throw them together in a conference room for 4 days. Step 2: On the middle two nights, then bring them out for to party, and invite the people of Brisbane who love live music. Step 3: Watch the bliss unfold. This year BIGSOUND live boasted 120 acts over 12 glorious stages. This is a but snapshot of the two-night festival.

Live Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night 2 (13.09.12)

The night kicked off at The Zoo with Set Sail. The Sydney band absolutely blew me away! Another name randomly picked off a list, the band are indie pop at it’s finest. The three piece, with added bass, not only play stellar tunes, but are also well presented and put on one hell entertaining show.

Live Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night 1 (12.09.12)

This years BIGSOUND was bigger and better than ever. They boasted 120 bands over 12 stages. They did not fail to deliver. With all new venues including Magic City, Mustang Bar, and Press Club, the whirlwind Live program just that, a whirlwind. 30 minute sets, 20 minute turnarounds. With five sets per venue per night, there was absolutely no way to get to everything, but oh my, did I try make the most of sensational two night live music event.

Photo Gallery: BIGSOUND LIVE, Day Two - Little Scout + DZ Deathrays + The Mercy Beat + Mosman Alder + Guineafowl (08.09.11)

Day Two of Bigsound LIVE and AU photographer Chloe Ryan shot a handful of the brilliant bands showcased - Guineafowl, Mosman Alder, Big Scary, The Mercy Beat, DZ Deathrays & Little Scout.

Photo Gallery: Bigsound LIVE, Day One - The Laurels + The Vasco Era + The Novocaines + Adalita + Stonefield (07.09.11)


Day one of BigSound LIVE kicked off on Wednesday with a sea of music lovers and BIGSOUND delegates converging on Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

AU photographer Chloe Ryan weaved her way through the labyrinth of Valley venues to shoot The Vasco Era, The Novocaines, Stonefield, World's End Press & The Laurels.

St Jerome's Laneway Festival - Fortitude Valley, Brisbane (04.02.11)

Man was not meant for this heat. That is all I can think as I down a couple of preparatory pints at The Jubilee Hotel, before making my way over to the festival grounds. A beautiful day it is, but golly, it's hot.

I meander about for some time, drifting between the stages while I get my barings and scout out an escape from the weather and the endless bitumen - a popular activity amongst the festival's early arrivals.