Listen Out Festival

Listen Out Festival
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Listen Out Festival is back again on the St Kilda foreshore this Spring with a new and improved sound system and vastly different lineup.

It’s that time of year again; the weather is getting warmer and the night’s are getting lighter. Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a huge range of music festivals in Melbourne and greater Victoria. Kicking off proceedings this September for another year is the hugely successful Listen Out Festival. Moving away from last year’s predominantly deep house bill (with the odd rapper thrown in) 2016 sees a more diverse and balanced lineup take to the stage. Aussie dance trio RÜFÜS headline the tour after a huge year for the boys. After releasing their second record ‘Bloom’ back in January, the boys embarked on their epic ‘Bloom World Tour’ around Australia, Europe and the US as well as featuring in the Lollapalooza, Outsidelands and Coachella Festivals. Catch their alternative dance tunes, soft vocals and synths as the sun sets over Port Philip Bay.

Joining RÜFÜS on the dance side of things is international man of mystery Claptone, as well as Gorgon City, Baauer, L D R U and Cosmo’s Midnight. Like RÜFÜS, Claptone also released a record this year, his debut titled Charmer. In his signature gold mask, this heavyweight of the international DJ circuit will provide nothing but deep house bangers sure to get the crowd moving. US trap and bass producer Baauer, known for his unforgettable track Harlem Shake, will be supplying huge bass and drops and Sydney duo Cosmo’s Midnight will be dropping their quirky and poppy electronic beats.  

A$AP Ferg, Travis Scott, Stormzy and Yung Lean head up a diverse rap and hip-hop side of the lineup. Hailing from Harlem in New York and Houston in Texas, A$AP Ferg and Travis Scott are the big American rapper headliners for the festival. Stormzy offers up a different sound completely; don’t miss his distinct British grime music sounds. Anderson .Paak and Ngaiire will also bring their equally different and unique mixes of hip-hop, R’n’B, soul and funk to the St Kilda foreshore. 

The location itself is as good as the lineup; set in the lush Catani Gardens with the picturesque backdrop of Port Philip Bay, the sun sets over the water as you dance your way through the day. Does it get any better than that? Getting there is a cinch too, with the SkyBus St Kilda Express now stopping right nearby, and its even easier to continue the good times afterwards with the nightlife of St Kilda right on your doorstep.

Listen Out brings an international and local mix of dance and electronic and hip-hop and R’n’B music to Melbourne, all to be enjoyed on the foreshore of St Kilda. Get your tickets here!

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