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Just In: Megan Thee Stallion Is No Longer Coming to Australia to Headline Festival X

Australia is no longer in for a hot girl summer at Festival X, with the American rapper unable to travel Down Under for what were slated to be her first-ever Aussie shows.
By Sarah Ward
November 23, 2022
By Sarah Ward
November 23, 2022

If you were planning to start your hot girl summer by catching Megan Thee Stallion's first-ever live shows in Australia, Festival X comes bearing bad news: the American rapper is no longer heading Down Under. Mere days out from the event's first 2022 stop, organisers have announced that the performer is no longer on the bill, and that she won't be replaced.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, Megan Thee Stallion will not be able to travel to Australia to perform at Festival X," the Festival X team advised in a statement.

"Whilst our goal is to present the best experience for fans, despite our best efforts, it will not be possible to find a replacement at such short notice. However, with over 30 artists making up this year's line-up — including Calvin Harris, Don Toliver, Boys Noize, Green Velvet, Nina Kraviz and so many more — we are looking forward to catching you on the dancefloor for Festival X and officially kicking off summer 2022!"


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The lineup change comes after a chaotic few years for Festival X, which debuted back in 2019 with Calvin Harris leading the bill, but hasn't been able to return since until now due to the pandemic. The Scottish DJ headlines the 2022 fest again, joined by Don Toliver.

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

Anyone with ticketing concerns due to Megan Thee Stallion's cancellation is advised to submit a request to Moshtix customer service before 5pm on Friday, November 25.

Tickets are still available for all five Festival X dates around the country — and you can check out the current lineup below:


Calvin Harris
Don Toliver
Boys Noize
Green Velvet
John Summit
Nina Kraviz
Sub Focus (DJ set and ID)
Wilkinson (DJ set)
Anna Lunoe
Babyface Mal
Cosmic Gate
Franky Rizardo
Key4050 featuring John O'Callaghan and Bryan Kearney
Laura King
Len Faki
Nora En Pure
Sunset Bros
Tyson O'Brien


Saturday, November 26 — Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Sunday, November 27 — Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Friday, December 2 — Bonython Park, Adelaide
Saturday, December 3 — Sydney Showground, Sydney
Sunday, December 4 — Claremont Showground, Perth

Festival X 2022 tours the country from Saturday, November 26–Sunday, December 4. For more information or to buy tickets, head to the festival website.

Published on November 23, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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