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Light It Up Is the New Wiz Khalifa-Headlined Hip Hop Festival That's Touring Down Under This Spring

The 'Roll Up' and 'See You Again' rapper will be joined by Rae Sremmurd, Lola Brooke and Hooligan Hefs.
By Sarah Ward
May 30, 2023
By Sarah Ward
May 30, 2023

Roll up to the latest music festival that's taking to Australian and New Zealand stages: Light It Up, a brand-new hip hop fest that'll make its debut this spring. Hitting arenas Down Under come September, the event is backed by the folks that brought Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube this way earlier in 2023, and boasts its own impressive lineup. Leading the bill: 'See You Again' rapper Wiz Khalifa.

If you've had Khalifa's 2015 single in your head for years, you're obviously a Fast and Furious franchise fan. The last time that the North Dakota star toured Australia was the same year that tune was featured in Fast and Furious 7, after being commissioned as a tribute to Paul Walker. It isn't the only track he'll be busting out on his next visit, of course, thanks to a career that also includes everything from 'Say Yeah' and 'No Sleep' to 'Work Hard, Play Hard' and 'Remember You'.

Khalifa will be joined by fellow US talents Rae Sremmurd and Lola Brooke — both fresh from Coachella 2023, with the latter making her first trip to Australia. Rounding out the lineup are local acts Hooligan Hefs, Youngn Lipz and DJ BeastMod.

When Light It Up debuts, it'll host its first-ever gig at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena, then head to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, RAC Arena in Perth and Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena. After that, the fest will cross the ditch to Auckland's Spark Arena.


Saturday, September 2 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Sunday, September 3 —Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Tuesday, September 5 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Wednesday, September 6 — RAC Arena, Perth
Friday, September 8 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sunday, September 10 — Spark Arena, Auckland


Wiz Khalifa
Rae Sremmurd
Lola Brooke
Hooligan Hefs
Youngn Lipz
DJ BeastMode

Light It Up will tour Australia and New Zealand in September 2023. For more information, or for tickets — with pre-sales from 12pm local time on Thursday, June 1 and general sales from 12pm local time on Friday, June 2 — head to the festival website.

Published on May 30, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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