A collaboration between Western Australian Music (WAM) and Tapped by Otherside will get nine local up-and-coming music acts over to BIGSOUND - Australia’s largest festival dedicated to discovering the future of Australian music – where they will perform in September this year.

BIGSOUND grant recipients include Lucy Peach, Superego, Noah Dillon, Flossy, Reija Lee, Dulcie, The Money War, Butter, Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks.

Steve Finney, Otherside’s Sales and Marketing Manager said, “We’re stoked to collaborate with WAM this year, to extend our reach and deliver big opportunities that will significantly impact emerging musical talent.  I have no doubt that this will be a big stepping stone for the careers of each grant recipient, with some big names like Flume, Courtney Barnett, Tash Sultana and The Middle East all having played at BIGSOUND at the start of their musical journeys.”

 “We know it can be hard establishing a profile in the creative industries – there is a large talent pool with limited opportunity. Tapped by Otherside is born from a love of music, festivals and creativity and a genuine desire to unearth and support emerging creative and musical talent.  The program is our commitment to growing opportunities and capacity for local emerging musical and creative art talent through grants, artist collaborations and incubator programs.


 Tapped recipient, Lucy Peach said, '“It’s a real honour to represent Perth on such a scale and to be part of a moment that is so representative of where the Australian music scene is right now. I’m so grateful to WAM and Tapped By Otherside for supporting me to get there and the opportunities that it offers. Its true validation of all the hard work i've put in."

As part of Tapped by Otherside’s commitment, it will provide BIGSOUND grant recipients with premium rehearsal space at Freo.Social’s Entertainment Hall.  The newly opened live entertainment venue is a world-class performance space featuring cutting edge sound systems, state-of-the-art acoustics.

“It’s great to be able to provide grant recipients a real-live venue, the calibre of Freo.Social, to rehearse in before hitting the big stages in Brisbane next month.” Steve added.

BIGSOUND begins 3rd September and runs until 6th September.

We will keep you posted! 

Sally Tucker