Stagecoach Festival Promoter Heading To BIGSOUND 2024

May 9, 2024 - News

Elliott Lefko, the Vice President of AEG/Goldenvoice Concerts in Los Angeles, is visiting Australia this September for the first time at the BIGSOUND music festival and conference.

As the Vice President of AEG and Goldenvoice Concerts, Lefko is an essential figure in the booking of festival extravaganzas Coachella and its Americana and country music-inspired sister, Stagecoach.

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Lefko has over 40 years of experience in the music industry. He is the Vice President of AEG/Goldenvoice Presents, and his career as a concert promoter has allowed him to work with artists such as Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Nirvana, and Erykah Badu.

With BIGSOUND, Lefko is set to share his experience on the “internationalisation of artists” with a presentation that will provide helpful information on establishing contacts and collaborations.

BIGSOUND 2024 runs from Tuesday, 3 September, until Friday, 6 September, in its home of the Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.

Performers, conference speakers and attendees will take over music venues, theatres and other entertainment spaces across the Valley, providing a space for creatives to mingle and showcase their achievements within the industry.

This year’s first BIGSOUND speaker announcement includes Amyl & The SniffersAmy Taylor, Casper Mills from 4AD, Mushroom Group’s Korda Marshall, Roxane Dumoulin from ATC Live, and more. You can find more information about the first round of BIGSOUND 2024 conference speakers here.

Early bird Delegate tickets, which allow punters to have the full BIGSOUND experience, are on sale now via the BIGSOUND website.

With the all-access pass, attendees can attend the BIGSOUND keynote, panels, workshops, networking, and special events and have priority access to BIGSOUND Festival events. Tickets can be found here before festival-only tickets go on sale in June.

At this year’s BIGSOUND, Australian country singer Blake O’Connor and Reuben Styles (of Peking Duk fame) made a surprise appearance at Stagecoach.

Joining DJ-turned-country star Diplo for a set that brought line-dancing, blood-pumping country-inspired remixes to the Stagecoach audience, O’Connor and Styles—the latter performing under his new solo project, You’re Only Great Always (Y.O.G.A)—took the stage. O’Connor was Styles’ special guest vocalist and harmonica player.

In a statement, O’Connor said about the Stagecoach experience, “Playing Stagecoach has always been a massive goal.”

The singer also recalled watching Willie Nelson’s headline set, adding that “Willie Nelson songs were the soundtrack to my childhood; he and The Highwaymen were my first musical heroes, so to be watching Willie’s show from the side of the stage at a festival I was also playing was incredibly special.”

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