Australia, are you ready?
Festival X is set to take over Melbourne Showgrounds on Sunday, December 1, bringing some of the biggest names in electronic, house, and hip-hop to our local shores.
After nine years of operation, Stereosonic’s reign as Australia’s biggest touring electronic dance music festival came to an end in 2015, leaving a hole in many lovers of electronic dance music. Since then, numerous festivals have attempted to recreate the sort of lineup, atmosphere, and vibe
that Stereosonic provided, but it’s just never really stuck.
Now, thanks to Onelove Music Group teaming up with Australian electronic promoters Hardware (of Piknic Élektronik series and Babylon), and global kingpin Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Download), Festival X looks set to revive this experience, offering up an event the likes of which we haven’t seen for years.
So who’re the big names heading to our city?
Headlining the festivities, Grammy-nominated and crowd favourite Armin van Buuren, returns to Australia after dominating worldwide with his ‘A State of Trance’ radio show and festivals, alongside third highest-earning DJ for 2019 Calvin Harris, and Lil Pump (aka Gazzy Garcia), who will finally make his Australian debut, performing his seminal hit ‘Gucci Gang’ and a sleigh of new material. Joining them, 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 Wonderland returns home, presenting her new show, hot off the heels of success with her hit ‘Peace.’
Rounding out the lineup, DIM MAK captain Steve Aoki, Melbourne’s own Onelove favourite (and LA-based) Generik, Sydney’s Anna Lunoe and Thandi Phoenix, whose vocals and production with Rudimental have earned her global praise, will also take to the stage, plus heaps more!
Given the magnitude of the lineup (seriously check it out online), and just how insane these acts are going to be, Festival X will spread multiple stages across the Showgrounds. Alongside the acts, there will be loads of food available onsite, and a tonne of bars dotted across the Showgrounds.
With the promise of being a new and exciting festival experience, Festival X caters to fans from all genres and styles of music with a line-up that reflects this. Whether you’re into dance, hip-hop or pop – get ready – as this is THE music festival to kickstart your summer and to celebrate with your friends.
It all goes down at Melbourne Showgrounds on Sunday, December 1. Tickets are available now from Ticketmaster. A standard ticket will set you back $179.95 while the VIP X-Perience costs $384.19.
For tickets and more on Festival X, head to festivalx.com.au.