Live Nation’s ONES TO WATCH at BIGSOUND 2023: Ūla, bella amor & Keenan Te

ONES TO WATCH Backed By VODAFONE is hitching a ride with BIGSOUND to bring us a lineup that’s absolute killer.

Live Nation’s ONES TO WATCH series has been dishing out the goods when it comes to showcasing Australia’s hidden musical gems for a while now.

And guess what? This years just as impressive, just as vital to the music scene as ever, and its hot on our tails, so read ahead, and familiarise yourself with a fresh batch of artists gearing up to take the stage in Meanjin, at BIGSOUND September 6.

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Ūla, a pop act hailing from Sydney with a fan base the size of a small country, and headlining our very own issue 17,  Western Sydney print edition of the mag. Then there’s bella amor, the indie-pop sweetheart from the Gold Coast, and Keenan Te, the Melbourne pop crooner who’s been making some serious waves online.


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The stage will be set at the Fortitude Music Hall, and the host of the night is none other than Tait McGregor – a familiar face in the music scene and a legit champion of all things creative. She’s been around the block and knows how to keep the energy flowing.


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There is a catch unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on who you are, this gig is a bit exclusive. It’s invite-only, and you can bet your favourite vinyl collection that the industry big wigs will be in attendance.

But it’s not just about rubbing elbows with who’s who. Live Nation is throwing some moolah into the mix. Each artist gets a sweet $10,000 boost to fuel their musical endeavours, whether it’s hitting the road for a tour or putting on some killer shows.

So for this, we say thank you Live Nation’s ONE TO WATCH, your money is going to a good place.


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So, there you have it – literally the ones to watch, and for a reason, so sink into their tunes, and enjoy what Aus has to offer, because these guys are pretty much the best of the best.

Ever since its inception in North America, the ONES TO WATCH series has been a launching pad for artists like Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, and Halsey, giving them a head start in their musical journeys. Down under in Australia, the crew has been putting the spotlight on homegrown talents such as Forest Claudette, Teenage Joans, Carla Wehbe, ZPLUTO, WIIGZ, Hoodzy, East AV3, Colourblind, and Saint Lane.

ONES TO WATCH Backed By VODAFONE is shaping up to be a gig that’s all about celebrating the artists who’ve got that special something.