Listen Out is just around the corner, and spoiler alert, the line-up is absolutely stacked. So stacked, in fact, that there's a few names that you might have missed on the line-up, but are absolutely worth checking out. Luckily, we've saved you from the embarrassment of not getting to see them. Here's the artists that you might have initially missed, but will be raving about after the festival.
Wafia is one of Australia's best electronic musicians, and that reputation is only set to be enhanced as part of the Listen Out line-up. She'll be bringing along a swag of songs that are set to get people moving, including collaborations with Thomston, Ta-Ku and more - even jumping up with Louis The Child at Coachella and Lollapalooza. She's recently been on tour in America and Europe, and will be hitting the Listen Out festival with a live show that's in top form. Don't miss her set at Listen Out - it's set to be one of the best of the day.
Perto's already remixed the likes of Flosstradums, Post Malone and more, so you know he's quality. What you might not expect, however, is that Perto's under 18. Just this month, he opened for Charli XCX at her secret Sydney show, so you won't want to pass up the opportunity to see this bleach-blonde prodigy tearing up the stage at each leg of Listen Out, but be warned, you'll need to bring your energy to match his.
With comparisons to Lorde, Jeffe has had high expectations placed on her, and she more than delivers. She's only released a handful of singles, but she's already supported HONNE in the UK, as well as finally played some headline shows at the back end of last year. There's no doubt that there will be some sing-a-longs during her set, so make sure you check her out, and get familiar with her before the festival.
Miss Blanks might only have been doing music for a short while, but she's already making huge waves, both in the Australian hip-hop scene and overseas. It's been a big 12 months for her, dropping her latest single, Tommy, earlier in the year as well as performing with Charli XCX as part of her Pop 2 parties.
Miss Blanks will be bringing the type of energy that is lacking from a lot of Australian rappers and their live shows, and putting on a performance that you simply won't want to miss.
Sydney hip-hop group Triple One are one of Australia's most promising hip-hop acts, and they've recently completed an east coast tour in support of their song Butter. Don't write them off as another Aussie rap group, however, as they incorporate elements of trap and pop in their music, bearing more resemblance to their American rap counterparts, rather than other Australian rappers. They're set to bring the heat at Listen Out, so mark them down on your set times.
Kinder have played pretty much all the big festivals around the country, and given their reputation for their high-octane club sets as well as commanding festival stages wherever they go, it's understandable. With killer dance moves, the sibling duo have a chemistry that's hard to top, and it comes through in their shows. Keep an eye out for any sibling bickering on stage!
You don't need to know Malaa's identity (and if you did, it'd be impressive, given it's unknown), but what you do need to know is they get the party started. There's a couple of theories floating around as to their identity - one suggestion is they are duo DJ Snake and Tchami, while another says they're DJ Sebastien Benett. Whatever the real truth is, it's a fact that they'll be bringing the heat at Listen Out, and if you're looking to hit the dance floor, you can't go wrong with Malaa.
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