You Can See Tom Morello at This Year’s Virtual BIGSOUND Music Conference – For Free!

You Can See Tom Morello at This Year’s Virtual BIGSOUND Music Conference – For Free!

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Tom Morello. Photo by Gie Knaeps/Getty Images.

The annual BIGSOUND live music festival and music conference is usually held in Brisbane every year, with many of the live events centred around the city’s Fortitude Valley mall; which, for those who have not been, turns into an awesome outdoor street festival at night. But this year things are a little different. With restrictions on gatherings, travel and borders making the event near impossible, organisers have persevered to “ensure connection for the music community is not lost due to COVID-19.” 

Taking to the virtual stage instead, this week announcing the two-day event will be held on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd of October. And the best part is – it’s free! As the BIGSOUND website reads, “Delegate passes will be FREE for BIGSOUND 2020 to ensure equal access for an industry that has been devastated by the effects of COVID-19.” (more here). 

The news came with a list of high-profile guests and keynote speakers slated to appear, headed by Rage Against The Machine’s legendary Tom Morello. A statement from the guitarist reads: “Join me at BIGSOUND to talk music, activism, and how the guitar can be a divining rod for truth and justice. The world is at a dangerous crossroads and it’s time to feed the poor, fight the power, and rock the f**k out.”

Rage Against The Machine | “Take The Power Back” [Live, 1993]

So, while 2020 might not be the awesome outdoor street festival of BIGSOUNDS’ past, it may be one of the only times you’ll ever catch a free keynote speech from one of the most phenomenal players on the planet – and that’s worth celebrating!

The event will also include special in-conversation sessions with the legendary Kev Carmody and ARIA-award winning singer/songwriter, Amy Shark. For a full rundown of artists, speakers and timetable information, head to the BIGSOUND website, here. 

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