Soulfest just dropped a lineup to end all lineups

The first lineup announcement for the second ever Soulfest has just dropped – and it’s better than we could have ever imagined.

Leading the pack is none other than the high priestess of R&B herself, Mary J Blige. The phenomenally female-heavy headliners continue with the incomparable Jill Scott, and Jhene Aiko, one of the best, brightest and coolest acts we’ve seen emerging over the past few years.

Attendees will be privy to the magic that is Charlie Wilson, the legendary (and one of my personal all-times) Talib Kweli, the brilliant De La Soul (who will hopefully be sharing some more new music from their forthcoming crowdfunded album,) Kanye West and J.Dilla collaborator Dwele, the endlessly sensual Eric Benet and BJ the Chicago Kid, who has written music for Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige and many others, in his very first Australian concert.

Waving the Australian flag will be Daniel Merriweather and rapper Remi, among others, including the beautiful Thandi Phoenix (Sydney only), who we had the pleasure of working with for this wonderful photo shoot.

Last year’s inaugural event featured artists such as D’Angelo, Maxwell and Common, Angie Stone, Mos Def and more.

Click here for an official Soulfest Spotify playlist!

Soulfest 2015 Dates

SYDNEY: Saturday 24th October – The Domain
MELBOURNE: Sunday 25th October – The Sidney Myer Music Bowl & Kings Domain Precinct

Soulfest 2015 Lineup

Mary J. Blige
Jill Scott
Jhene Aiko
Charlie Wilson
Talib Kweli
De La Soul
Eric Benet
Daniel Merriweather
BJ Chicago Kid
Kamasi Washington
Thandi Phoenix
DJ Trey
Soul of Sydney DJs

Sideshows, including shows in Brisbane and Perth will be announced in the coming months

Ticket details

Ticket pre-sales kick off on Monday May 18 and 10 am, with general public sales on Wednesday May 27, 10 am.

Tickets from

Solid Gold VIP (Limited Capacity): $326.60
This ticket includes access to a purpose-built marquee in Sydney, and venue balconies in Melbourne, both featuring exclusive, unobstructed views. Also you’ll have access to a full private bar, express VIP entry, 2 complimentary drink vouchers and 1 complimentary food voucher, 1 exclusive t-shirt, free entry into the official after-party, hostess service and a lanyard.
VIP Front of Stage: $199 (First Release)
General Admission: $149 (First Release)