Sweet Relief!

'Milkshake' and 'Bossy' singer Kelis is headlining this music festival's 2024 return, with The Presets, Electric Fields and Haiku Hands also on the lineup.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 11, 2024


First, her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard. Now, Sweet Relief! is bringing Kelis to Brisbane in 2024. The R&B talent is also on the speaker lineup at BIGSOUND 2024, because why hit up one festival in the Sunshine State capital when she can take to the stage at two? Damn right, this plan is better than yours.

At BIGSOUND, Kelis joins the conference lineup at the huge music event, which combines plenty of discussions with live gigs in Fortitude Valley, and returns to Brisbane from Tuesday, September 3–Friday, September 6 for its 23rd year. Then, on Saturday, September 7, Kelis will be part of Sweet Relief!'s 2024 bill.


2024 marks a quarter century since Kelis' first record Kaleidoscope and also 21 years since Tasty — featuring 'Milkshake', 'Trick Me' and 'Millionaire' — became such a hit, so she'll have plenty to celebrate on her trip to Brisbane.

At Sweet Relief!, when she starts busting out tunes in an exclusive show, Kelis will have not just 'Milkshake' and 'Bossy' to sing, but more tunes from her catalogue at the fest's second year.

And forcompany at the event, which moves to Ballymore Stadium for 2024 after debuting at Northshore Brisbane in 2023, she'll be joined by The Presets, 2024 Eurovision contestants Electric Fields, Haiku Hands, Dameeeela and Juno so far, with more to be announced.

Sweet Relief! images: The James Adams

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