One of the world's most celebrated rappers, Kendrick Lamar, is returning to Australia — sitting at the top of the Bluesfest lineup locking in two huge performances in Melbourne and Sydney. Biaaaaaaatch, no way.
Hitting Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena on March 21 and Sydney's Allphones Arena on March 23, Lamar will then join The National and Tom Jones to headline Bluesfest in Byron Bay on Thursday, March 24.
Lamar's quite the curveball for this year's Bluefest, with the festival already sporting quite the eclectic patchwork of a lineup — from Noel Gallagher to Tom Jones, Jackson Browne to City and Colour. This will be the first time Lamar has toured Australia since 2014's Rapture Festival, and since releasing his wildly critically-acclaimed and Grammy-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly and recent surprise release untitled unmastered,so expect tickets to go quicker than you can say 'Kunta'.
KENDRICK LAMAR 2016 AUSTRALIAN DATES:
MELBOURNE — March 21 (Rod Laver Arena)
SYDNEY — March 23 (Allphones Arena)
BYRON BAY — March 24 (Bluesfest)
Tickets for Kendrick Lamar's Sydney and Melbourne shows will go on sale at 9am Monday, October 19. Telstra pre-sale from 10am Wednesday, October 14 until 10am Friday, October 16, those pre-sale tickets over here.