Australia’s biggest music industry gathering and new music discovery festival BIGSOUND has dropped a last minute surprise, revealing “extremely dedicated” Fyre Festival event producer Andy King will be making his way downunder to address the conference, giving insight into the world of event promotion and why you should never run out of water.
A pop culture icon following the Netflix documentary ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’, Andy King has become the event management poster child for going the extra mile with a history of successful events to his name in the States to contrast with the exceptional circumstances surrounding his more famous endeavour. His learnings, insights and good humour will set the scene for BIGSOUND 2019.
With the entire conference and live music timetable also revealed today, BIGSOUND has dropped 70+ more speakers and buyers, including representatives from Spotify, ARIA, triple j, The Fader, Sony Music, Unified Music Group, Secret Service, X-Ray Touring, and more.
They join the recently announced keynote speakers Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald, acclaimed artist Mojo Juju, and Nettwerk Music’s Terry McBride, as well as a keynote featuring four First Nations voices to unpack cultural resurgence and working within a global settler-led music industry.
The hints, clues, rumours and announcements have finally come together into a cohesive program of discovery, networking and professional development, with collaboration and community at its core as BIGSOUND stamps its mark as the place to create change and celebrate the future of the Australian music industry.
Grab the app, some headphones, your ticket, and your mates to start planning your BIGSOUND 2019 musical journey.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT www.bigsound.org.au