This is a splendidly encouraging indicator of the inroads that Made in Singapore music is making internationally: BIGSOUND 2018, the esteemed Australian music industry showcase crucial to breaking out head-turning Australian talent, has added four local acts to its lineup. Its upcoming 17th edition, that happens from 4 -7 September in Brisbane, will feature Linying, Charlie Lim, Intriguant and The Steve McQueens in a uniquely Singaporean showcase, Hear65 @ BIGSOUND. Linying, Charlie Lim and Intriguant will also perform separate sets at BIGSOUND.
The significance of BIGSOUND to pop culture is evident in some of the gems it has uncovered over the years: Flume, The Temper Trap, Rufus and Courtney Barnett, to name just some. To have Singaporean musicians chime in on this legacy is indeed an honour. Each of the aforementioned local artists will perform a slot at the festival and also at Hear65 @ BIGSOUND, the second Singaporean music showcase in Fortitude Valley. The latter will be presented by the National Arts Council and produced by chanteuse-mentor Vanessa Fernandez, who’s also a member of the next-level local audio-visual collective Syndicate.
Hear65 @ BIGSOUND will take place at BIGSOUND Festival in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday, 5 September.