75 acts have today been announced on the blockbuster first line-up for BIGSOUND 2018, already ensuring this year's festival will be one for the books. 

Set to perform across Brisbane's Fortitude Valley from 4-7 September this year includes some of Australia's biggest buzz acts right now including Cable Ties, yú yī, A Swayze & The Ghosts, The Chats, Eliott, Asha Jefferies, Slowly Slowly, Eilish Gilligan, Moaning Lisa, KAIIT, Good Doogs and TOTTY.

BIGSOUND 2018 will also showcase some past favourites and big-name acts like Ella Hooper, Paces, Olympia, Gabriella Cohen and Oh Pep!, as well as Brisbane's Blank Realm who will use the event as a world premiere for some brand new material and hip hop group Butterfingers who will take to the stage on the back of their 2017 comeback single, Big Night Out.

Sydney's Arteries will head up all things heavy this year, alongside Gravemind, Sleep Talk and Cast Down, while Western Sydney's Kwame and 15-year-old KIAN are primed to stamp their mark on the Australian hip hop scene come September. 

Check out the full first line-up below.


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"The amount of BIGSOUND applications this year smashed last year's record by another 70 to make up approximately 1,133 applications," programmer Maggie Collins said.

"That's a lot of talent. Punters wanting to own the fact that 'they discovered an artist first' better get themselves across this massive list of acts, who are on the cusp of exploding worldwide."

The mammoth line-up announces follows a string of exciting news already confirmed for BIGSOUND 2018, including the return of the popular Singapore Showcase, as well as Virginia Grohl and Mardi Caught delivering keynotes

BIGSOUND festival tickets are on sale now, while final applications are being called on for the music tech showcase.

For more details, click on theGuide or check out the BIGSOUND website.

bigsound 2018 first line-up

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 Mulligan

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 Kyss

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

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