Australia’s biggest music industry conference and artist showcase, BIGSOUND Festival is back for its 16th year, and has just revealed its first lineup of over 60 acts who’ll be performing across 17 Brisbane venues this year.

Last year saw 7000 people from Australia and overseas descend on Brissy’s Fortitude Valley, and this year promises to be bigger again when it all fires up from September 5-8.

The first lineup announcement has just dropped, and includes some of the most talked-about local prospects including Winston Surfshirt, Alex the Astronaut and Ruby Fields, plus the return of rising stars like Hockey Dad and The Creases.

International guests this year include UK-via-Aus rockers Splashh and New Zealand’s Critics Choice-winning outfit Bespin, joining other Aussie acts like Mansionair, Polaris, Hatchie, Mama Kin, Total Giovanni, Baker Boy, Haiku Hands and The Cactus Channel.

There are plenty more on the full lineup below, and excitingly every band will now have the chance to play twice across the four nights, making it easier for us to catch every single band we’re hoping to see. Plus all of them will be eligible to win a share of the $100,000 Levi’s Music Prize, making this year an especially exciting one for every band on the bill.