Congrats to these legends!!
Melbourne five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have just been awarded the third round of the coveted $25,000 Levi’s® Music Prize by a panel of international judges today.
The quarterly prize aims to support artists that have built significant initial career momentum via their BIGSOUND experience, but who need a financial leg-up to keep moving forward on the international stage.
Showcasing at BIGSOUND 2016, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever went on to sign with Sub Pop Records and release their acclaimed EP The French Press in 2017. With their debut album set for release in June 2018, the band and are currently on a two month overseas tour, playing the European and American festival circuits, including Coachella, Shaky Knees Festival, The Great Escape in the UK, and Barcelona’s Primavera Sound.
Check out their release ‘Mainland’ below – the first taste of new music in 2018.
Sounds pretty cool huh? Well you have a chance to win too. Applications are now open for Round 4 of the Levi’s® Music Prize and will close June 11, 2018. Artists who have performed on the official BIGSOUND line up between 2013 – 2017 are invited to apply via the BIGSOUND website. This is the last chance for artists who showcased in 2013.
Artists accepted to play BIGSOUND Festival, 4 – 7, 2018 are automatically eligible for Round 1 2018/19 Levi’s® Music Prize with the winner to be announced on the final day of BIGSOUND 2018. Artist showcase applications are still open for this year’s event. Apply here for your chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry.