Australia’s just scored itself a new hip-hop festival. Get ready to feel young, wild and free at Light It Up, which will hit arenas across Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth. Expect a stacked line-up of artists, headlined by the iconic Wiz Khalifa. The tour will kick off in Sydney on Saturday September 2, followed by a tour around the country.
Light It Up
The last time Wiz Khalifa headlined a show in Australia, it was for his 2015 sold-our tour, straight after the success of his single See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth) from the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack.
Joining him on stage will be American hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd and Brooklyn-based Billboard 100 charting artist Lola Brooke. This will be Lola Brooke’s Australian debut, and Rae Sremmurd’s first time back in the country since 2019.
Australian hip-hop will also be well-represented at this festival. See NSW’s pioneer of Australian drill, Samoan/Chinese artist Hooligan Hefs and Australian-Samoan hip-hop rising star, Youngn Lipz, as well as the DMC Champion DJ BeastMode.
Here are the tour dates:
- SYDNEY – Qudos Bank Arena – Saturday September 2
- BRISBANE – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Sunday September 3
- ADELAIDE – Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Tuesday September 5
- PERTH – RAC Arena – Wednesday September 6
- MELBOURNE – Rod Laver Arena – Friday September 8
- AUCKLAND – Spark Arena – Sunday September 10
Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 12pm AEST on Thursday June 1. General public tickets go on sale at 12pm on Friday June 2. Find more information here.