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Taking pride of place as Australia’s premier new music festival and conference, BIGSOUND has become a mecca for upcoming artists, forward-thinking professionals and industry leaders seeking the next big thing in music. 

QMusic, the founder and host of BIGSOUND since 2002, first approached Hydric in 2018 with a vision to elevate the event’s app that’s released for Android and iOS each year. The ongoing collaboration started with the creation of the official BIGSOUND companion app and has continued with updates to continuously heighten the user experience.


To create and maintain the official BIGSOUND companion app to reflect festival happenings and continuously ensure seamless user experience during the BIGSOUND festival.


In 2018, we built the foundations of an immersive app that featured interactive features for all users. 

For the festival crowd, we implemented a Spotify integration, so that users could connect their Spotify account to generate a personalised BIGSOUND playlist inspired by their unique listening history. With the integration accessible to all app users, it also helped sway those still on the fence about buying a festival ticket.

To make the app a vital piece of kit during the conference, we implemented a swipe-to-connect networking feature amongst delegates, and leveraged, the collaborative audience question and polling platform, to make conference sessions more interactive for users.

The BIGSOUND app for Android and iOS has been downloaded thousands of times, with thousands more user sessions generated during the festival.

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