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Australia's Next Big Music Festival Will Arrive This Summer with Calvin Harris and Armin van Buuren

From some of the minds behind Splendour, Stereosonic and Falls, Festival X is set to tour Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this summer.
By Libby Curran
July 24, 2019
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Australia's Next Big Music Festival Will Arrive This Summer with Calvin Harris and Armin van Buuren

From some of the minds behind Splendour, Stereosonic and Falls, Festival X is set to tour Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this summer.
By Libby Curran
July 24, 2019
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Prepare yourself, folks — this year, Australia's launching into summer with the help of a huge new music festival. The brainchild of industry big guns Onelove (Stereosonic), Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival) and Hardware (Piknic Electronik, Babylon), Festival X will shoot onto the scene from Friday, November 29, touring Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

The large-scale music party is pulling no punches when it comes to its debut lineup, headlined by international heavyweights including Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, the Grammy-nominated Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki and our own Alison Wonderland. Spanning multiple stages, it's set to deliver a world-class serve of hip hop, pop and electronica.

US rapper Lil Pump will make his own Aussie debut, joined on the all-star bill by the likes of British DJ duo CamelPhat, Ohio-based rapper Trippie Redd, Denmark's Kölsch and German techno king Paul Kalkbrenner.

Meanwhile, there'll be plenty flying the flag for the local scene, with sets from favourites including bass and dubstep star Godlands, Australian-raised trance DJ MaRLo, Sydney act Sunset Bros and singer-songwriter Thandi Phoenix.

The inaugural Festival X tour is set to hit Brisbane Showgrounds on Friday, November 29, Sydney Showgrounds on Saturday, November 30, and Melbourne Showgrounds on Sunday, December 1. Presale tickets are up for grabs from 1pm on Wednesday, July 31, with general tickets on sale from noon on Thursday, August 1.

Top image: Stereosonic

Published on July 24, 2019 by Libby Curran

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