September is on the horizon, which means it’s just about time for Brisbane to bring in the Spring with the massive BIGSOUND 2015!

Now in its 14th instalment, the three-day musical bonanza is shaping up to be one of the biggest and loudest yet. But before you turn that shit up to eleven, perhaps start with a steady eight or nine, and warm up your eardrums with a pre-party or two.

Here’s our pre-party guide to kickstart your BIGSOUND festivities.

SPUNK vs. Rice is Nice


When: Tue Sep 8, 7pm – 3am
Where: Black Bear Lodge
Who: Ocean Party, Shining Bird, Angie, Gold Class, Darts and more
Cost: Free!
FYI: Free Beer



When: Tue Sep 8, 8:30pm
Where: The Flying Cock
Who: Slum Sociable, Stonefield, R.W Grace and more
Cost: Free with RSVP
FYI: Free drink and nibbles


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When: Tue Sep 8, 8pm
Where: Crowbar, Brisbane
Who: High Tension, Cosmic Psychos, and more
Costfree entry + free stone & wood + 666 vodka
FYI: 18+

Mucho Bravado


When: Tue Sep 8, 7pm
Where: The Foundry
Who: Katy Steele, I Know Leopard, Ayla and more
Cost: $15+BF via oztix
FYI: Free entry for Bigsound Delegate Pass Holders

Remote Control & Dot Dash


When: Tue Sep 8, 8pm
Where: The Elephant
Who: Jeremy Neale, Methyl Ethel, Sunbeam Sound Machine and more
Cost: Free!
FYI: Free Stone & Wood Beer

Footstomp & Bedlam


When: Tue Sep 8, 8pm
Where: The Triffid
Who: Ash Grunwald, The Durries, Sahara Beck and more
Cost: Free!
FYI: Must RSVP with Doorspot App, launching at BIGSOUND15

Title Track


When: Tue Sep 8, 8pm
Where: The Brightside
Who: Pearls, Howqua, Tired Lion and more
Cost: Free!
FYI: Sailor Jerry Rum and Mountain Goat Beer Specials all night

Let the countdown begin! BIGSOUND 9-11 Sep 2015, Various Venues, Fortitude Valley, QLD