BIGSOUND 2018 adds Paul Kelly, Dave Ruby Howe, more in second announcement

BIGSOUND 2018 adds Paul Kelly, Dave Ruby Howe, more in second announcement

BIGSOUND 2018 runs in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley on September 4 to September 7.

Header photo by Bianca Holderness.

After announcing the first round of speakers for this year's BIGSOUND Conference a few months back, the festival/conference have been nothing but shy on the announcements. Reps from Vinyl Me, Please, Domino Records, C3 Management, Paradigm Touring Company and even Dave Grohl's mother Virginia Grohl were announced on the festival's first billing, which was joined by a bunch of Australia's musical up-and-comers with the event's first musical line-up two weeks back - CLYPSO, CXLOE, Eilish Gilligan, Eliott, Genesis Owusu, Good Doogs, GRAACE, JEFFE, Kaiit, Kota Banks, Kult Kyss, Kwame, Mane, Moaning Lisa, Mookhi, Paces, SŸDE, T$oko, Two People and Tyne-James Organ being just some of the highlights.

Now comes the conference's second speaker announcement, with a bunch of legends from both here and abroad joining the Brisbane party this September. Legendary Australian Paul Kelly will be giving a keynote, as will US punk label Fat Wreck Chords' Erin Kelly-Burkett and Lagwagon’s Joey Cape. There's also triple j's Nick Findlay and Unearthed's Dave Ruby Howe, Universal Music Group's Karen MacMillan, Live Nation's Tom Bownes and a bunch of others too. They'll also be teaming up with Support Act for an exclusive workshop on mental health and coping with mental health problems and triggers, which comes at a pretty important time in the Australian music industry.

Cop the full second announcement (and the first announcement too) below, and find more information, tickets, and more, on the BIGSOUND WEBSITE.

BIGSOUND Second Speaker Announcement:

Erin Kelly-Burkett - Fat Wreck Chords (USA) - KEYNOTE
Joey Cape – Lagwagon (USA) - KEYNOTE
Paul Kelly – Himself (AUS) - KEYNOTE
Anna Benefield – 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)

.... joining...

Mardi Caught – The Annex (AUS) – KEYNOTE
Virginia Hanlon Grohl – From Cradle to Stage (USA) - KEYNOTE
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)


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