From our humble beginnings to today, representing some of the world’s greatest live performers, we are so stoked to be throwing our first ever ‘Secret Sounds Opening Night’ party to help everyone get in the swing of Bigsound; showcasing some of our most exciting acts featuring Adelaide’s number 1 sass-queen Tkay Maidza, guitar guru Harts, Melbourne’s CEO of fierceness Ecca Vandal, and super dreamy indie-folk-pop duo Oh Pep! Tickets and drinks are on us if you’re a delegate (make sure you flash your badge). For those of you not going to Bigsound but are still keen to party, tickets are on sale now!

At just 20 years of age, Australian rapper, singer and songwriter Tkay Maidza continues to stomp her way to the top, having recently strutted her stuff (in platforms of course!) down the same American red carpet as Beyonce, Dj Khaled and Drake after her nomination at the 2016 BET awards. With her endearing stage presence and bangers like Switch Lanes’, ‘M.O.B’ and her latest summer party anthem with French DJ and producer Martin Solveig ‘Do It Right’, Maidza has fast become one of the most popular live acts in the country. She is currently gearing up to release her highly anticipated debut album this October, so our party is set to be the first live preview!

Musical phenomenon Darren Hart, aka Harts, has already had a huge year in 2016. Having released two massive singles ‘Peculiar’ and ‘Power’, he’s been driving fans wild with his captivating, on-stage showmanship both locally and internationally, including a triumphant return to the hallowed Splendour In The Grass stage last month where he played a spectacular set backed by a horn section. All that hype and build-up has served as the perfect intro to Harts’ latest album, Smoke Fire Hope Desire, which is set for release September 16 via Dew Process/UMA.

With a sound and presence that can only be described as fierce, Ecca Vandal smashed her way onto the Australian music scene with her pervasive debut single ‘White Flag’ in mid 2014, setting the alternative airwave alight and causing the online world to buzz. She dropped her debut EPEnd Of Time into the world without warning, featuring straight-fire singles ‘Father Hu$$la’ &‘Truth To Trade’ and cementing her as a creative force to be reckoned with.

Oh Pep! are Melbourne gals Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs who have been bringing their indie-folk-pop recordings to the stage for years, first trekking around Australia and then touring internationally since early 2015. They’ve performed at CMJ, SXSW and Nashville’s Americana Music Festival, and for Seattle’s KEXP and NPR’s Tiny Desk. Now, fresh off tours with Lord Huron, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats, Lake Street Dive, and shows at Primavera and The Great Escape, Oh Pep! will continue to tour their debut album Stadium Cake throughout the world, including our legendary Bigsound party next month!

Promoters and agents by day, party-legends and DJ’s by night – some of our office favorites will be spinning bangers between sets and will have you dancing all night long!

Bigsound, bring it on!