We're sure you’ve noticed the 2018 Listen Out Festival line-up is absolutely stacked. Australia’s best dance/hip hop/pop bash has snatched a combo of local and big name artists from around the world to perform for us and while it's super hard to pick out who we're excited for (because we'd be here all day reciting the entire bill), here are 6 acts we cannot wait to see live!
The king of dubstep was in our corner of the globe in 2016 for Your Paradise Festival in Fiji and here in 2014 for Stereosonic but we’ve been dying to hear him play his new stuff, particularly some of the cuts from his Jack U project with Diplo and Justin Bieber. He always gets a crowd going and we know it’ll be one of the most sickest sets of Listen Out. And remember this classic? It's inching towards a billion views on YouTube!
The Aussie pop trio has definitely earned their spot in this year’s lineup. Days ago, the band dropped their latest single Eyes Wide Shut, and we're obsessed with its sleek sound. The band sounded like a fun-loving bunch when we interviewed them and we reckon the band are gonna bring one hell of a dance party this year with songs like Not About You and Do Right.
Who better to headline the big event than iconic US rapper A$AP Rocky? Great timing considering he just blessed us with his latest album Testing. We last caught Rocky in 2016 and we cannot wait to see his new music come to life on stage. And we know Tyler, The Creator won't be in town but... could we hear some WANG$AP gear?
Australia’s rising star is known for her dynamic live performances – and you won’t be able to take your eyes off of her as she delivers her captivating goth disco. Her latest single Molotov is a sassy pop tune that we can't wait to see hit the stage, and we hope she gives her Like A Version cover of Katy Perry's Last Friday Night a whirl too.
Despite recent controversies that saw the band pull out of American tour dates, the rap collective assured us they'd still be heading Down Under for their debut Aussie run. Having just announced a new album, Irisdescence (which they haven't even recorded yet), we reckon we'll be hearing their explosive new tunes like 1999 Wildfire and 1998 Truman as well as our favourites from Saturation I through III like Boogie.
Lil Skies is making his first trip to Australia for Listen Out and that in itself is gonna make sure the set will be memorable as hell. The 20-year-old has three LPs already so he has plenty of material to pull from, but we're hankering to see cuts from his January release, Life Of A Dark Rose.
Check out the full Listen Out line-up here.