ABOUT FESTIVAL X
Formed as a collaboration between industry leaders and teams behind some of Australia’s biggest festivals, concerts and events, Hardware (PURE, Babylon, Two Tribes, Stereosonic), Onelove (Stereosonic) and Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Download) have partnered to launch Festival X.
In its first year, Festival X will hit the Showgrounds in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Showcasing the best Artists from across the world and within Australia, Festival X will travel to fans right across the Eastern seaboard.
Founder of Hardware, Richie McNeill said, “As they say, good things come to those who wait! We’re super excited to be working with Onelove again and the Live Nation team, to put together an incredible mix of music in the electronic, pop and urban spaces. There are so many amazing artists right now and some amazing creatives we have been working with. Something very special is happening here and we’re super excited about it!”
“As we kick off the Summer festival season in Australia once more, we hope to create an event that showcases entertainment on the scale we’re known internationally for, with massive artists, epic event production and a focus firmly on FUN! Australia’s most successful electronic music promoters teaming up with the world’s largest touring company can only mean a great day for everyone. Festival X is looking ‘Xtra-Large’ and we can’t wait!” said Frank Cotela, Founder of Onelove.
With Roger Field, CEO of Live Nation Australasia adding: “Festival X sets to wow Australian fans with the best local and international talent, whilst showcasing a new and exciting festival experience. Festival X is the ultimate pre-summer party fans have been waiting for and deserve. Australia, get ready!”
FESTIVAL X LAUNCHES AUSTRALIAN SUMMER TOUR WITH A HUGE LINEUP!!
CALVIN HARRIS / ARMIN VAN BUUREN / LIL PUMP
ALISON WONDERLAND / ANNA LUNOE / BADRAPPER / BLUEFACE / CAMELPHAT / COSMIC GATE* / FUTURECODE (BEN GOLD x OMNIA)* / GENERIK / GIUSEPPE OTTAVIANI LIVE 2.0* / GODLANDS / KAZ JAMES / KÖLSCH / MARLO* / MK (MARC KINCHEN) / MURDA BEATZ / NIC FANCIULLI / PAUL KALKBRENNER (LIVE) / RUBEN DE RONDE* / SOPHIEGROPHY* / STEVE AOKI / SUNSET BROS.* / TCHAMI / THANDI PHOENIX* / TRIPPIE REDD / VINI VICI* + LOCAL SUPPORTS TO BE ANNOUNCED..
FESTIVAL X TOUR DATES:
BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS - FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29
SYDNEY SHOWGROUNDS - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30
MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS - SUNDAY DECEMBER 1
MELBOURNE, AU (July 24, 2019) – Australia are you ready?! FESTIVAL X launches this November, welcoming Summer and will feature some of the world’s biggest superstars! The inaugural festival lineup features Aussie favourite and multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner, the inimitable Calvin Harris. The massive lineup also includes a range of Grammy, Billboard and ARIA Award winning artists, currently performing on the biggest international stages and festivals across the globe.
Committed to throwing a world class event across multiple stages, Festival X brings together three powerhouse festival and party producers. Catering to music fans with all styles of music, including an incredible selection of: Hip Hop, Electronic and Pop music from overseas and Australia!
Get ready – as this is THE music festival to kickstart and celebrate your Summer with friends!
Grammy nominated and crowd favourite Armin van Buuren, returns to Australia after dominating worldwide with his ‘A State of Trance’ radio show and festivals. Lil Pump aka Gazzy Garcia will finally make his Australian debut, performing his seminal hit ‘Gucci Gang’ and a sleigh of new material. Ohio’s rap legend Trippie Redd will make it to Australia for Festival X, bringing with it his new album. Whilst Australia's global sensation Alison Wonderlandreturns home, presenting her new show, hot off the heels of success with her hit ‘Peace.’
DIM MAK captain Steve Aoki pledges to launch more cake than ever and continues to be one of America’s electronic superstars! MK’s (Marc Kinchen) blend of house, club and epic vocal hits, will take on the mainstage. Melbourne's own Onelove favourite (and LA-based) Generik will be back, as he continues to play across the USA with his own residency at Omnia in Vegas.
Sydney’s Anna Lunoe will take time out from her ‘Beats 1’ Radio show at Apple, to play alongside legend Tchami who knows how to bring the party! Local bass and dubstep hero Godlands from the DIM MAK camp, joins the lineup withThandi Phoenix, whose vocals and production with Rudimental have earned her global praise.
On the tech tip, Camelphat are back and are continually banging out the hits, including their triple j fave ‘Be Someone’ with Jake Bugg. Germany’s techno icon, Paul Kalkbrenner will return with his epic LIVE show. The emotional techno soundscapes of Kölsch will be on display and Nic Fanciulli joins us after his massively successful parties ‘Dance Or Die’ in Ibiza, alongside local fave Kaz James.
Hip Hop don’t stop! Los Angeles based Blueface is making it to our shores. Murda Beatz began writing Hip Hop from the age of 17 and is responsible for producing the likes of: Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Drake, Migos and more! Alongside Trippie Redd and Lil Pump, the talented Badrapper and Sophiegrophy will also perform.
Local hero MaRLo will return home after selling out his national ‘Altitude Tour’ to over 15,000 fans in record time. Vini Vici from Israel return with their signature sound, whilst Italy’s Giuseppe Ottaviani brings his 2.0 LIVE show to Australia. Ben Gold and Omnia have just launched their FUTURECODE project and will be playing Melbourne and Sydney. In addition to this talent pool, trance faves Cosmic Gate will return with Sydney heroes Sunset Bros.
Across multiple stages, Festival X has something for everyone. Bring on the international flavour, good times & Aussie Summer!
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management.
For additional information, visit: livenationentertainment.com
Hardware currently presents Piknic Electronik, PURE, Babylon, Transmission, A State of Trance, elrow and Tell No Tales. In 2007 Hardware collaborated with Onelove to produce Australia’s multi-award-winning national dance music festival ‘Stereosonic’ and prior to that, the award winning ‘Two Tribes.’
For additional information, go to: hardwaregroup.com.au
ONELOVE is internationally recognised as being among Australia’s leading full-service entertainment brands, operating in areas of recordings and publishing, live events and artist management. In 2007 Onelove collaborated with Hardware to produce Australia’s multi-award-winning national dance music festival Stereosonic.
For additional information, go to: onelove.com.au.