Big Sound 2020 is moving to a digital program.
Earlier, the Australian Business Conference and Showcase event was postponed for about two months using an evaporated COVID safe format spread over two days and nights from October 21st.
“We look forward to seeing an industry-owned event,” said Angela Samuth, CEO of Q Music. Billboard In mid-July.
“This is an export event,” said Samoth, who is producing the annual event in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, now entering its 19th year. “That’s our difference.”
Since this is the year of the epidemic, expect the unexpected.
With the Corona virus hotspots off the east coast of Australia, the closure of the domestic border and the city of Melbourne entering the second lockdown, Biggsound organizers announced on Thursday (September 3) that this year’s version will be a genius event.
Although the live showcase has been suspended, those performance slots will now go online. BigSound Festival co-programmers Dom Miller and Ruby-Jean Maccabe, along with First Nations programmer Aletia Beatson, will select the best artist applications to call the next generation of local talent “BigSound 50”.
“BigSound has always been about bringing our business and art community together, while we made other arrangements for 2020 while we expected it to be at our spiritual home in the live music area of Fortitude Valley,” Somot explained in the update.
“With a program that offers a mainstream conference program, professional development, mental health activities and an introduction to The Big Sound 50, it is never important for the Australian industry to focus on survival and re-futures.”
This year’s program will focus on “Connection, Survival, and Future Future in the Global Music Community” and will release a full program by the end of September.
Delegates who purchase tickets to the physical event will receive a full refund along with digital digital registrations starting today bigsound.org.au.