Festivalgoers, Mark Your Calendars: Listen Out Has Announced Its 2024 Return, Dates and Venues

It's been a tough year for music festivals Down Under, but this electronic-meets-hip hop fest will still be touring Australia and NZ come spring.
Sarah Ward
Published on May 22, 2024

With Groovin the Moo announcing its dates then cancelling, and Splendour in the Grass sadly doing the same, your plans for 2024 might be missing a few music festivals. News for the industry hasn't been great Down Under in recent years, especially in Australia this year. But Listen Out is aiming to buck the trend, locking in its return for spring, as well as its dates and venues — and all of the above for Listen In as well.

"It's been a very tough time for the Australian music festival industry and we are thrilled to be back in 2024, welcoming returning and first-time attendees through the gates," said Listen Out's promoters, confirming that the event will get everyone dancing for the third time in the pandemic era after 2022 and 2023 runs.

Jordan Munns

Last years' fest was Listen Out's most successful in terms of ticket sales ever, and the crew behind it are hoping to continue that trajectory. Something that might help: turning the fest into a 16-plus event, age-wise, which is a first for 2024.

The festival's focus is staying true to its niche, filling its stages on electronic and hip hop artists — both international and local talents, too. The lineup hasn't been revealed as yet, but watch this space to see who follows in Skrillex, Four Tet, Lil Uzi Vert, Ice Spice and company's footsteps from 2023's bill.

Anna Warr

This is Listen Out's 11th year, with four stops on the agenda: Caribbean Gardens in Melbourne, HBF Arena in Perth, RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane and Centennial Park in Sydney.

Listen In, the condensed version of the fest with a smaller lineup, is headed to Go Media Stadium Mt Smart in Auckland, and also  Ellis Park in Adelaide.

Jordan Munns

Listen Out and Listen In 2024 Dates:

Friday, September 27 — Listen Out Melbourne, Caribbean Gardens, Wurundjeri Land / Melbourne
Saturday, September 28 — Listen Out Perth, HBF Arena, Mooro Country / Joondalup
Sunday, September 29 — Listen In Adelaide, Ellis Park / Tampawardli (Park 24), Kaurna Country / Adelaide
Friday, October 4 — Listen In Auckland, Go Media Stadium Mt Smart, Auckland / Te Ipu Kura A Maki
Saturday, October 5 — Listen Out Brisbane, Brisbane Showgrounds, Meanjin / Brisbane
Sunday, October 6 — Listen Out Sydney, Centennial Park, Gadigal Country

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Mitch Lowe

Anna Warr

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Zennieshia Butts

Listen Out and Listen In's 2024 season tours Australia and New Zealand in spring 2024. For more information, head to the festival website — and we'll update you when lineup details are announced.

Top image: Mitch Lowe.

Published on May 22, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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