Australia’s just scored itself a new hip-hop festival. Get ready to feel young, wild and free at Light It Up, which will hit arenas across Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth. Expect a stacked line-up of artists, headlined by the iconic Wiz Khalifa. The festival will kick off the tour in September this year. Check it out in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on September 8.
Light It Up
The last time Wiz Khalifa headlined a show in Australia, it was for his 2015 sold-our tour, straight after the success of his single See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth) from the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack.
Joining him on stage will be American hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd and Brooklyn-based Billboard 100 charting artist Lola Brooke. This will be Lola Brooke’s Australian debut, and Rae Sremmurd’s first time back in the country since 2019.
Australian hip-hop will also be well-represented at this festival. See NSW’s pioneer of Australian drill, Samoan/Chinese artist Hooligan Hefs and Australian-Samoan hip-hop rising star, Youngn Lipz, as well as the DMC Champion DJ BeastMode.
Here are the tour dates:
- SYDNEY – Qudos Bank Arena – Saturday September 2
- BRISBANE – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Sunday September 3
- ADELAIDE – Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Tuesday September 5
- PERTH – RAC Arena – Wednesday September 6
- MELBOURNE – Rod Laver Arena – Friday September 8
- AUCKLAND – Spark Arena – Sunday September 10
Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 12pm AEST on Thursday June 1. General public tickets go on sale at 12pm on Friday June 2. Find more information here.