Sydney party night VISIONS has announced a massive two stage unofficial BIGSOUND event, presented in partnership with The AU Review as part of our 10th Birthday Celebrations.
Set to be held at Brisbane’s iconic Foundry on Friday, September 7th, and sponsored by the event’s official beer partner Batler and US Marketing Agency Planetary, the night will showcase VISIONS’ renowned mix of rising stars on the Australian live scene, alongside a special guest headliner.
Set to headline the main stage are Sydney’s Deep Sea Arcade in their exclusive appearance in Brisbane during BIGSOUND week; in fact it’s their first show in the city since December 2016. Set to release their long awaited second album later this year, and fresh from signing with LP // Universal, the performance will be a chance for fans to get their first taste of their upcoming material, alongside old favourites.
Buzz act San Mei will also be hitting the event, as her final appearance during BIGSOUND week. The shows come off the back of the success of her gorgeous and infectious single “Wonder”, the first release since her Debut EP Necessary met critical acclaim last year. The track comes out of sessions with Holy Holy’s Oscar Dawson, so expect to hear more new material as she cements her status as the artist to watch at this year’s event.
Emerson Snowe is the moniker of The Creases’ Jarrod Mahon, who signed to Liberation Records earlier this year. Townsville born, Brisbane based artist Jarrod Mahon has been performing for years under the Emerson name to great acclaim, though its tracks like this year’s “Could You Love Me?” which has seen the musician take his career to new heights. And then there’s his debut EP: an unconventional collection of indie-pop songs that range from triumphant and joyous, to frank and sorrowful, often within the same song.
Meanwhile, on the Planetary Stage, Melbourne act Howlite will be bringing her full band to their only live appearance BIGSOUND appearance, not long after releasing the stellar single “Orchestra” and lighting Toronto alight at the annual Canadian Music Week. This will be Brisbane’s first time to see Howlite in action.
Also gracing that stage will be Daggy Man, the recently established moniker of Brisbane’s Thomas Calder, who previously performed in The Trouble With Templeton. The new project has already spawned one record, “A Lazy Kind of Pain”, with another on its way (its stunning single “Are You Laughing” out now). Be prepared to get wrapped up in the beautiful vocals and sweet sounds of Calder as he shows off songs new and old from the ever growing Daggy Man repertoire.
Additional names will be revealed in the coming weeks, alongside special DJ sets and other surprises in store for this once-in-a-lifetime mix of acts at this not to be missed Brisbane event.
FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT
Deep Sea Arcade
+ Lots more to be announced!
Tickets to the VISIONS / AU Review unofficial BIGSOUND event are just $15, with free entry for BIGSOUND delegates, subject to capacity. Tickets are available now at THIS LINK.