Summer never sounded so good. FESTIVAL X lands this November as the first major touring festival on the Australian summer music calendar and features the biggest superstars. The inaugural festival line-up features Aussie favourite and multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner, the inimitable CALVIN HARRIS, plus a range of Grammy, Billboard and ARIA Award winning artists, currently performing on the biggest international stages and festivals across the world.
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
Committed to bringing a quality event across multiple stages as well as a safe, friendly and well-priced experience for their guests, Festival X caters to fans from all genres and styles of music with a line-up which reflect 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.
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 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.
Festival X Tour Dates:
Brisbane Showgrounds – Friday 29th November 2019
Sydney Showgrounds – Saturday 30th November 2019
Melbourne Showgrounds – Sunday 1st December 2019
First release tickets for all dates go on sale at 12pm Thursday, 1st August – starting from as little as $154.95 in Brisbane and $159.95 in Sydney and Melbourne.
Tickets via Ticketmaster link: http://fstvlx.co/tickets
Optus Perks is bringing a 48-hour pre-sale to Optus customers from 12pm Monday 29th July until 12pm Wednesday 31st July. For more information on how to purchase, visit optusperks.com.au or download My Optus App today.
Hardware, Onelove and Live Nation presale begins on: Wednesday 31st July at 1pm until Thursday 1st August 11am
Ticketmaster link: http://fstvlx.co/tickets
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: FestivalX.com.au.
Armin Van Buuren
Futurecode (Ben Gold X Omnia)*
Giuseppe Ottaviani Live 2.0*
Mk (Marc Kinchen)
Paul Kalkbrenner (Live)
Ruben De Ronde*
+ local supports…
About Festival X
Formed as a collaboration between industry leaders and teams behind some of Australia’s leading festivals, concerts and events, Hardware (Piknic Electronik, Babylon), Onelove (Stereosonic) and Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Download) have partnered to launch Festival X. In its first year, the festival will travel to showgrounds in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, showcasing the best artists from across the world and within Australia to fans right across the Eastern seaboard.
Founder of Hardware Corp, 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 realms. 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, while showcasing a new and exciting festival experience. X is the ultimate pre-summer party fans have been waiting for and deserve. Australia, get ready!”