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Get Ready for a Hot Girl Summer: Festival X Is Returning with Megan Thee Stallion and Calvin Harris

Get ready for a hot girl summer — this huge touring music festival will head to Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth across November and December.
By Sarah Ward
May 25, 2022
By Sarah Ward
May 25, 2022

It's been three long, chaotic, pandemic-interrupted years since the Australian music festival scene welcomed Festival X, which debuted back in 2019 with Calvin Harris leading the bill. We all know why the event hasn't been able to return since, but it's remedying that absence this November and December — with Harris as one of its headliners again.

That's fantastic news if you're a fan of the Scottish DJ. If you're keen for a hot girl summer — or the days leading up to summer in some cities — Festival X's comeback has something for you, too. Also topping the lineup is Megan Thee Stallion, who'll be heading to Australia for the first time ever.

Festival X has five stops in its sights between Saturday, November 26–Sunday, December 4, all huge outdoor gigs — playing Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Alabaster Sports Fields on the Gold Coast, Bonython Park in Adelaide, Sydney Showground and Perth's Burswood Park.

Also hitting the stage: Don Toliver, Boys Noize, Green Velvet, John Summit, Luude and MaRLo — and, yes, the list goes on.

Festival X hails from quite the list of industry big guns, with Onelove (Stereosonic), Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival) and Hardware (Piknic Electronik, Babylon) behind the touring event.

It's the latest massive fest to lock in plans for the end of 2022, following Grapevine Gathering, Falls Festival, Lost Paradise, Spilt Milk, Summer Camp, Beyond the Valley, Listen Out and Woodford Folk Festival. Festival-goers, it's going to be a busy summer.

If you're keen, Festival X tickets go on sale from 12pm AEST on Thursday, June 2, with a LatitudePay presale from 12pm AEST on Monday, May 30 and a festival presale from 12pm AEST on Wednesday, June 1.


Calvin Harris
Megan Thee Stallion
Don Toliver
Boys Noize
Green Velvet
John Summit
Nina Kraviz
Sub Focus DJ Set & ID
Wilkinson DJ
Anna Lunoe
Babyface Mal
Cosmic Gate
Franky Rizardo
Key4050 Feat John O'Callaghan & Bryan Kearney
Laura King
Nora En Pure
Sunset Bros
Tyson Obrien


Saturday, November 26 — Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Sunday, November 27 — Alabaster Sports Fields, Gold Coast
Friday, December 2 — Bonython Park, Adelaide
Saturday, December 3 — Sydney Showground, Sydney
Sunday, December 4 — Burswood Park, Perth

Festival X 2022 tours the country from Saturday, November 26–Sunday, December 4. For more information or to buy tickets — from 12pm AEST on Thursday, June 2, with a LatitudePay presale from 12pm AEST on Monday, May 30 and a festival presale from 12pm AEST on Wednesday, June 1 — head to the festival website.

Published on May 25, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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