Sure, BIGSOUND might be one of the highlights of the music industry calendar, but for the unprepared it can also be a non-stop barrage of showcases, meet-ups and run-ins that quite quickly overwhelms. After all, the event unfolds over a mere weekend, and it would take levels of organisational prowess that the human race has yet to tap into in order to see everything.

To that end, we have drafted up our six tips for making it through BIGSOUND with your brain intact. This list has been written with newcomers in mind, but even if you’re an industry veteran it probably wouldn’t hurt to flick on through – after all, the festival has been known to break even the most experienced music biz hounds out there.

  1. Write Up A Schedule

It was the Scottish writer Robert Burns who once memorably wrote that the best laid plans of mice and men aft gang agley, and though we can’t confirm nor deny that he had music festivals in mind while penning the lines, unless you’re ready to tackle BIGSOUND with an itemised schedule in hand, you’ll find your plans get agley’d to shit. There’s just too much to do and too many places to do it in, so it’s a good idea to do your research before the weekend begins and draft yourself a list of what you want to see in advance. However, that said…

  1. Be Ready To Go With The Flow