Double J is throwing a BIGSOUND party with some of the country’s finest acts

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Indie rock, neo-soul, folk, garage and hip hop will all be on show

For the second year running, Double J is heading to BIGSOUND!

We’re excited to again be a part of this monstrous musical celebration that sees over 130 artists descend on Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

As a part of the event this year, we've invited five of our absolute favourite artists to come together for an incredible night of music at Black Bear Lodge on Thursday 6 September.


A couple of locals lead the bill, with indie rock mainstays and (almost) perennial Double J Australian Artist of the Year nominees Blank Realm back in action to close out the night. Their reputation as one of the country’s best live bands is well-earned. Once they’re locked in, you’ll be hypnotised.


Recent Feature Album star Gabriella Cohen is back on her old home turf for BIGSOUND and will be dropping by our party with her brilliant, skewed pop songs and always-engaging live show.


Much-loved Melbourne duo Oh Pep! make their return to live shows before heading out on a big US tour. They’ll be bringing us songs from their excellent debut album and who knows what else when they drop by the party this September.


We’ve said a lot about Thando this year. But it’s still not enough. It will never be enough. One of our absolute favourite voices in the country has had one hell of a year so far and we’re sure it’s only gonna get better. If you’re in the area, you’ve gotta be there for this.


Kicking things off will be one of our absolute favourite recent discoveries, Western Sydney singer/rapper/poet/complete force Nardean. Her debut album is incredible and by the time she appears at the Double J party, she’ll already be the talk of BIGSOUND.

That full line up is:

Blank Realm, Gabriella Cohen, Oh Pep!, Thando and Nardean

It all goes down at the Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on Thursday 6 September from 8pm.

Entry is open to all BIGSOUND ticket holders, and those tickets are on sale now.