BIGSOUND Festival: 8 Bands Not To Be Missed

The BIGSOUND Festival is happening September 5th to 8th in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane and we are super hyped about it. The line-up of 133 artists/bands that will be playing over the four days in multiple venues of The Valley is mind-blowing.

Here are eight bands that we’ll be hanging out to see at BIGSOUND, and we really don’t think you should miss either.

Belle Haven

Belle Haven: ‘Selfmade’ Tour, Workers Club Melbourne (3rd June)

The Melbourne post hardcore five piece have just released a banger of an album You, Me and Everything In Between that they’ll probably bestow us with tracks from that. The band’s sound is emotive, heavy with confrontation, and oh so easy to rock out to. Listen out for the David De La Hoz scream and a whole lot of love from the Belle Haven family. It’ll be an experience you won’t want to miss.

[Listen to Belle Haven on Spotify]


Melbourne based hardcore/punk/rock band Clowns will bring the insanely intense punk vibes and you just need to bring energy enough to keep up with them. If their album Lucid is anything to go by, it’s bound to go off.

[Listen to Clowns on Spotify]


Deadlights: Selfmade Tour, Workers Club, 3rd June

Deadlights will be in their element given that the four piece are Brisbane based. Soak up the impeccable harmonies. Keep up with the time signature stretching and lyrical fire. Your homework is to soak up their album Mesma. I swear it’ll be a pleasure. If you’re up the front, Dylan may crash into you. Just roll with it.

[Listen to Deadlights on Spotify]

Dear Seattle

The Dear Seattle set will be a supreme grunge fest and you’ll want to be there to join in with the anthemic choruses. The Sydney guys know how to build a song and you’ll get hooked on the honesty. Wrap your ears around their self titled EP before the event, okay?

[Listen to Dear Seattle on Spotify]


Pagan, Northcote Social Club 21st July

Female-fronted Pagan will be another heavy set not to be missed, with the band describing themselves as ‘blackened rock & roll’. That’s exactly their sound, with fire and brimstone vocals ripping through limitations, backed by strong rock roots.

[Listen to Pagan on Spotify]


South Sydney melodic hardcore band Polaris will be a high energy set not to be missed. Bring your moshing pants as well as your open heart to soak up their more emotional tracks. I haven’t seen these guys yet, but I have a feeling they can bring it all in one mind-blowing package.

[Listen to Polaris on Spotify]

The Beautiful Monument

You won’t want to miss the emotional realness of Melbourne’s The Beautiful Monument. Their album I’m The Sin is freshly released and I dare say they’ll be bringing some along on the trip to Brisbane to share with richness of heart.

[Listen to The Beautiful Monument on Spotify]

The Comfort

Another band that’ll be right at home will be The Comfort, bringing their alternative rock to their home crowd. They’ll no doubt be sharing powerful anthemic tracks from their EP Love.

[Listen to The Comfort on Spotify]

So that’s our pick! BIGSOUND is in is *sixteenth* year, and will no doubt be an amazing gathering of musicians, industry, brands, media and music lovers.

Who are you looking forward to at BIGSOUND? Check out the full artist line-up, timetable, information about events and tickets on the website HERE.



Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it. [Loved the read? Shout Kel a latte.]

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