Listen up! Your Listen Out 2023 line up is here, bringing big names to Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
The music legends over Listen Out have been gifting us stellar lineups since their inception, and this year, they’ve gone above and beyond.
Back for 2023, the assignment is DANCE, with the beloved touring festival curating a huge lineup of international artists will join a stack of Australia’s finest, bringing the good vibes to Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney at the end of September. We’re talking Skrillex, Four Tet, Coi Leray, Young Franco, Lil Uzi Beats and so much more! Peep the full lineup below.
Listen Out Lineup 2023
LIL UZI VERT
WONGO B2B LITTLE FRITTER
With host EBONY BOADU
1TBSP | AYEBATONYE | DONATACHI | HANDSOME
KOBIE DEE | VV PETE | WILLO
Listen Out Dates 2023
Saturday 23 September – Brisbane Showgrounds, Meanjin / Brisbane
Saturday 24 September (long weekend) – HBF Arena, Mooro Country / Joondalup
Melbourne, VIC – NEW VENUE!
Friday 29 September (public holiday) – Caribbean Gardens, Wurundjeri Land, Kulin Nation / Melbourne
Saturday 30 September (long weekend) – Centennial Park, Gadigal Country / Sydney
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Some highlights from the lineup include Skrillex’s return to the country for the first time since Listen Out 2018 and will bring new material from his first album since 2014, highlighting why the forward-thinking producer remains at the top of his game. The eight time Grammy award winner comes to us fresh from massive sets at Coachella and Madison Square Gardens with collaborators Fred Again and fellow Listen Out artist Four Tet.
It’s also been five long years between visits from Lil Uzi Vert who will be bringing their innovative and genre-bending style showcased on mega hits like “Just Wanna Rock” and tracks from his #1 album, Luv Is Rage 2.
Diversity is at the forefront with Bronx rapper Ice Spice, Coi Leray (“Players” anyone?) Piri and venbee as they head to Australia for the first time. They’ll hit the stages with Mallrat and Jyoty along with your host Ebony Boadu and more.
With a stack of artists and genres on the bill, Listen Out’s curated stages cover all bases. The Atari Stage features mainly hip hop artists, while the 909 Stage has major dance acts and the Prophet Stage hosts cutting edge electronic and house acts.
There’s still more to come, including a triple j Unearthed spot reserved for an emerging artist in each city.
Listen Out is returning to its usual stomping grounds in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth but is moving to a new venue in Melbourne’s forgotten wonderland, Caribbean Gardens. There’s HEAPS more space, with an easy to get around layout, better views of the stage and easy access with loads of parking and stacks of shuttle buses from the train station.
To make it even more of a party, it’s Listen Out’s 10th birthday.