Artists applications for BIGSOUND 2024 are officially open

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Artists applications for BIGSOUND 2024 are officially open

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Words by Staff Writer

With a long history of platforming some of the brightest names in music, BIGSOUND offers artists the opportunity to perform in front of industry reps from all over the world, plus thousands of music lovers who gather in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley for the event each year.

BIGSOUND, the Southern Hemisphere’s premier music industry event, is primed for its 23rd annual gathering in Brisbane from September 3rd to 6th. Today marks not only the opening of artist showcase applications but also the unveiling of two heavyweight industry figures, Casey O’Shaughnessy of Select Music and Katie Rynne of Village Sounds, as the event’s new Music Programmers.

Renowned for its role in propelling emerging talent onto the global stage, BIGSOUND offers artists a coveted platform to perform in front of international industry representatives and thousands of music enthusiasts who flock to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley each year.


  • 3 – 6 September
  • Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD

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Past BIGSOUND showcasing acts have enjoyed meteoric rises to fame, with the likes of Flume, Tones and I, and Courtney Barnett gracing previous line-ups. With applications for BIGSOUND 2024 now open, QMusic and BIGSOUND CEO Kris Stewart urges diverse acts of all genres, both signed and unsigned, to seize the opportunity. Stewart emphasises, “We are calling for diverse acts of all genres, signed and unsigned, emerging and established – BIGSOUND’s role is to create opportunities for artists, so if you’re ready to play in front of industry reps from all over the world, we urge you to apply.”

Joining the BIGSOUND team as Co-Programmer, Casey O’Shaughnessy brings a wealth of experience as one of Australia’s most sought-after senior booking agents at Select Music. Her expertise spans a diverse array of artists, from emerging talents to festival headliners, shaping the careers of some of the country’s most successful acts across multiple genres.

Expressing her enthusiasm for the role, O’Shaughnessy comments, “I am incredibly honoured to join the BIGSOUND team as Co-Programmer. BIGSOUND is a highlight for me every year, not only as a networking opportunity but also as a vital platform for acts to grow their teams locally and internationally.”

Fellow Select Music alum Katie Rynne, now a senior booking agent at Village Sounds, also steps into the role of Music Programmer alongside O’Shaughnessy. Rynne’s passion for connecting with emerging talent and her personal ties to Brisbane’s music scene underscore her excitement for the opportunity.

“As a proud Queenslander I’d be reticent to not mention the role that the Brisbane music scene and Fortitude Valley venues played in my early years as a music lover also, so taking on this role means a great deal to me both personally and professionally, and I can’t wait to get stuck into the submissions alongside my favourite person in the music industry.”

With the application window now open, artists are encouraged to submit their entries at for the chance to be part of BIGSOUND 2024. As the event continues to evolve, BIGSOUND remains at the forefront of fostering talent and shaping the future of the music industry.

For more information on BIGSOUND 2024 and to submit applications, visit