Australia, are you ready? FESTIVAL X launches this November hitting the Showgrounds in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Showcasing the best artists from across the world and within Australia, the festival will travel to fans right across the eastern seaboard.
The inaugural festival line-up features Aussie favourite and multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner, the inimitable Calvin Harris. Grammy award winning, heavyweight producer, DJ and songwriter Calvin Harris stands as the figurehead for modern dance music, having broken world records and dominated the charts with his many hits. As one of the most successful artists of all time and the most played Scottish artist of the 21st century, Calvin Harris has collaborated with global stars including Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Ellie Goulding to name a few. His work has garnered a number of music awards and nominations, including 16x Brit Award nominations with 2x wins this year for Producer of the Year and British Single (One Kiss), 14x VMA nominations, 5x Grammy nominations and a 2013 Grammy Award win in the Best Music Video category for “We Found Love”.
Calvin’s single, “One Kiss” with Dua Lipa was the biggest selling single of 2018 in the UK and marked the fastest ascent to #1 in Dance radio chart history. Following “One Kiss,” Calvin released his hit “Promises” with Sam Smith, which spent 14 weeks at #1 on the European airplay chart. His three singles released in 2018 amassed over 2 billion streams. To date, Calvin has over 23.5 billion combined audio and video streams in his career history, making him one of the most viewed artists on YouTube & one of Sony’s biggest streaming artists.
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!
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 Wonderland returns 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 with Thandi 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 Fanciullijoins 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 and Aussie Summer!
FESTIVAL X TOUR DATES:
BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29
SYDNEY SHOWGROUNDS – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30
MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS – SUNDAY DECEMBER 1