It's the most exciting week of the year for Australia's ever-burgeoning music industry: BIGSOUND, where artists, labels, media, other professionals and the general public collide for a massive four days of live sets, conferences, keynotes, networking, and pretty much everything else dedicated to the up-and-comers (and established icons) of the music world. And in 2018, BIGSOUND returns for its biggest and best iteration yet!

The four-day superfest just keeps getting juicier and juicier, with 40 new conference speakers today joining the unbelievable 75 live acts and 25 speakers already announced. The new set of legends are jumping into the mix alongside heavyweights like Virginia Grohl (Dave Grohl's mum, for the unaware), The Annex founder and ex-Warner Music Australia exec Mardi Caught and powerhouse players like Aperture Music, Sad Grrrls Club, Universal Canada and Vinyl Me, Please

They include such industry icons as Paul Kelly – a household name in Australian rock history – Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape and the one-two punch of Erin Kelly-Burkett and Vanessa Burt, who you might recognise as some of the leaders behind punk's most successful DIY upstart, Fat Wreck Chords. That's only touching on the first layer of this extra-stacked crepe cake, too, with triple j, The Orchard, Live Nation and Superfly amongst the other bunch of badass outlets we'll be diving deep with in the keynote hall.

BIGSOUND 2018 will go down over four days and nights on September 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley precinct. Tickets are on sale now, with a variety of festivalgoer and delegate options available. Catch all the details below!

As always, keep your ears and eyes locked to Australian Guitar for all your BIGSOUND 2018 coverage!

BIGSOUND 2018

Speaker lineup (second announcement)
Erin Kelly-Burkett - Fat Wreck Chords (USA)
Joey Cape – Lagwagon (USA)
Paul Kelly – Himself (AUS)
Anna Beefield – Panache Booking LLC (USA)
Blake Rayner – The Orchard (AUS)
Brian Zabinski – Tamizdat (USA)
Brianna Liebling – The Billions Corporation (USA)
Clemence Renaut – ATC Live (FRA)
Dan Rozenblum – 33 And West (USA)
Daniel Sheinberg – Nettwerk Music Group Inc (CAN)
Dave Ruby Howe – triple j (AUS)
Dorothy Markek – ABC - Double J (AUS)
Emilie Davaine – LA Factory by Caramba (FRA)
Emily Roehl – Superfly (USA)
Emma Zillmann – From The Fields (UK)
Isabella Trimboli – Gusher Magazine (AUS)
Jen Pearce – Low Profile (USA)
Jerry Soer – Collab Asia (AUS)
Juliette Younger – Gusher Magazine (AUS)
Karen MacMillan – Universal Music Group (USA)
Kevin Pedersen – WhatsYourRupture? (USA)
Liz Rogers – Brett Oaten Solicitors (AUS)
Nick Findlay – triple j (AUS)
Paul Niederer - Raiseworth Pty Ltd (AUS)
Peta Ellis – River City Labs (AUS)
Philip Vafiadis – Innovyz Institute (AUS)
Rachel Kelly – Downtown (AUS)
Rhianna Patrick – ABC Radio (AUS)
Sky McElroy – A2IM (USA)
Terry Gold – Techstars Adelaide (AUS)
Tom Bownes – Live Nation (UK)
Vanessa Burt – Fat Wreck Chords (USA)
Viv Fantin – Next Act Coaching (AUS)

Speaker lineup (first announcement)
Mardi Caught – The Annex (AUS)
Virginia Hanlon Grohl – From Cradle to Stage (USA)
Alex Berenson - Vinyl Me, Please (USA)
Alison Rosenfeld - Aperture Music (USA)
Amber Carew - Saddle Creek Records (USA)
Ben Rafson - We Are Free (USA)
Bernie Cho – DFSB (KOR)
Brontë Jane - Third Side Music (USA)
Carlos Lopez Jr. – Domino (USA)
Eric Fritschi – Mtheory (USA)
Fabrizio Onetto – OCESA Seitrack (MEX)
Jessi Frick - Citrine Management (USA)
Joe Greenwald - C3 Management (USA)
Jon Box – Universal Canada (CAN)
Katie Garcia – Secretly Group / Bayonet (USA)
Lucy Pitkethly - Eat Your Own Ears (UK)
Madison McCabe - Hidden Track Music (USA)
Markell Casey - Pulse Music Group (USA)
Nevin Domer - Maybe Mars Music (CHN)
Owen Mallon - Paradigm Talent Agency (USA)
Paul Bridgewater - Line of Best Fit (UK)
Rachel Cox - Sad Grrrls Club (AUS)
Shaun Faulkner - X-Ray Touring (UK)
Tim Luckow – Stem (USA)
​Tom Wironen - Friendly Announcer (USA)

Artist lineup (first announcement)
A. Swayze & The Ghosts
Adrian Eagle
Alice Skye
ARSE
Arteries
Asha Jefferies
Bin Juice
Blank Realm
Bugs
Butterfingers
Cable Ties
Cast Down
CLYPSO
Cry Club
CXLOE
DEAN FOREVER
Dreller
Eat Your Heart Out
Eilish Gilligan
Eliott
Elizabeth
Ella Hooper
Emma Anglesey
Estère
Gabriella Cohen
Genesis Owusu
Georgia Muligan
Good Doogs
GRAACE
Gravemind
Greta Stanley
Hachiku
Hazlett
Hobsons Bay Coast Guard
Imogen Clark
James Wright Trio
JEFFE
KAIIT
Kaitlin Keegan
Kian
Kota Banks
Kult Kyuss
Kwame
MANE
Miss June
Moaning Lisa
MOOKHI
Oh Pep!
Olympia
Paces
Pink Matter
Pool Shop
Rachel Maria Cox
RAT!hammock
Riley Pearce
Ruby Gilbert
Samsaruh
Sleep Talk
Slowly Slowly
Stevie Jean
Sumner
Sunscreen
sweater curse
SŸDE
T$oko
Tape/Off
The Chats
The Merindas
TOTTY
Triple One
Two People
Tyne-James Organ
Voiid
Wax Chattels
Yù Yī

September 4th - 7th
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD

For tickets and pricing details, head to bigsound.org.au