Ludacris, Akon, Tyga and Keyshia Cole lead Juicy Fest’s 2025 lineup

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Ludacris, Akon, Tyga and Keyshia Cole lead Juicy Fest’s 2025 lineup

Words by Staff Writer

Juicy Fest has announced its massive lineup for Juicy Fest Australia 2025.

Featuring influential R&B and hip hop superstars: Ludacris, Akon, Tyga, Keyshia Cole, Omarion, Fat Joe, SWV, Blackstreet and Jacquees and its heading to Australia this Summer.

Juicy Fest is an over 18s one-day festival, scheduled for four shows across Australia in January 2025.  The Australian leg of the tour will begin in Perth on January 15, before moving on to Melbourne January 17, Sydney January 18 and Queensland January 19.

Juicy Fest Australian 2025 tour dates

  • January 15 – Perth
  • January 17 – Melbourne
  • January 18 – Sydney
  • January 19 – Queensland

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Ludacris is a three-time Grammy award-winning, 20-time Grammy-nominated hip hop icon, who has etched his mark into music history.  With some of his biggest hits including: ‘What’s Your Fantasy,’ ‘Pimpin’ All Over the World,’ ‘Area Codes,’ ‘Runaway Love,’ ‘My Chick Bad,’ ‘Rollout’ and many more.  Ludacris is sure to be a crowd favourite.  He has collaborated with some of the world’s most well-known artists, from Justin Bieber and Carrie Underwood to Usher, Mary J Blige and Nicki Minaj to name a few.  On top of his musical accomplishments, Ludacris is a certified movie star as a core member of one of the longest movie franchises ‘Fast and Furious’ playing Tej Parker.

Akon is a multi-genre artist who has hits spread across pop, R&B, hip hop and dance and collaborations with some of the biggest artists such as: Michael Jackson, Eminem, Lady Gaga and Snoop Dogg.  His mass appeal will for sure be taking fans back in time.

Tyga has been a consistent part of the hip hop genre ever since he released ‘Rack City’ back in 2011.  Since then, he has released multiple chart-topping hits such as: ‘Ice Cream Man,’ ‘Ayo’ (with Chris Brown), ‘Loco Contigo’ (with DJ Snake and J Balvin), ‘Freaky Deaky’ (with Doja Cat) and the ever popular ‘Taste’ (with rapper Offset), which has amassed more than 1.3 billion streams on Spotify.

Keyshia Cole’s 2005 hit single and heartbreak anthem ‘Love’ has had a massive resurgence in popularity.  Nearly 20 years later, the track continues to find new life with a new generation, all thanks to social media platform TikTok.


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SWV and Blackstreet are among the most influential groups of the 1990s and today and are recognised as among the greats of R&B music.  SWV (or Sisters with Voices), are responsible for R&B classics and hit singles such as: ‘Weak,’ ‘Right Here,’ ‘I’m So into You,’ ‘You’re the One’ and ‘Can We’ to name a new. Blackstreet brought us the cultural phenomenon that is ‘No Diggity’ as well as hits ‘Booti Call’ and ‘Before I Let You Go,’ ‘Don’t Leave’ and ‘Fix.’

Fat Joe is a titan in the world of hip hop, cementing himself as one of the genre’s most recognisable figures.  He is renowned for his lyrical prowess and chart-topping hits with bangers such as: ‘All the Way Up,’ ‘Lean Back,’ ‘What’s Luv,’ ‘Make It Rain’ and ‘Get It Poppin.’ The South Bronx native will bring nostalgia for many.

Omarion and Jacquees round out the line-up announcement, two smooth R&B singers with impressive careers.  Omarion’s career spans over two decades achieving significant success, both as a solo artist and as part of the acclaimed group B2K.  With hits such as ‘Uh Huh,’ ‘Bump, Bump, Bump,’ ‘Girlfriend,’ ‘Ice Box,’ ‘Entourage’ and ‘Post to Be’ under his belt.  Jaquees’ discography includes ‘Come Thru,’ ‘At the Club,’ ‘B.E.D.’ and ‘You.’

Juicy Fest promoters Matthew Spratt and Glenn Meikle say the 2025 line-up has been put together with good vibes and positive memories in mind.


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“This year’s line-up is packed with artists responsible for some of R&B and hip hop’s biggest hits of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s and we’re excited to see the crowd respond to the high energy of our artists,” Spratt says. “Every year we are excited to bring another line-up to Australia and we believe we’ve come up with a high calibre group of artists that people will be excited to see,” Meikle says. “We’ve locked in some of the biggest names in R&B and hip hop from the 1990s and 2000s era and they’re just as excited about coming to Australia as we are to be hosting them,” Spratt says.

Juicy Fest 2025 will provide a sense of nostalgia for everyone who loves the R&B and hip hop sounds of the 90s, 2000s and 2010s.

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