UPDATE: A Melbourne sideshow has also been announced! See below for details.
If you’ve been reading this blog over the past few months, you’ll know how excited we are for the sophomore offering of Soulfest, Australia’s predominant soul, hip hop and R&B festival. Taking place across Melbourne and Sydney in late October, the festival will feature the biggest and most respected names in the field. From Mary J Blige and Lauryn Hill to Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli) and De La Soul; from Uncle Charlie Wilson and BJ the Chicago Kid to the sexy Miguel and prodigious jazz musician Kamasi Washington… well, you can see my point. Wow.
Brisbane folk were already graced with the good news that, in lieu of a festival, they will be the recipients of special sideshows from Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige and Black Star. But now, the national sideshows are rolling out, and the first one off the bat is none other than Jhené Aiko.
Drawing comparisons to everyone from Aaliyah to The Weeknd and having collaborated with big names like Drake, Kanye West and Miguel, the songstress has become something of a legend in her own right – especially when you consider that her triple-Grammy-nominated debut album Souled Out came out less than a year ago.
Aiko, who recently released a series of photos inspired by the late, great Tupac, will be taking to the stage of Sydney’s Metro Theatre, where she’ll be performing a one-off show for fans lucky enough to get a ticket. Known for her captivating and engaged live performances, this is sure to be one hell of a night.
Thursday 22nd October: Metro Theatre, Sydney (SOLD OUT)
Tickets from $59+ bf
Buy them here on August 11 2015
Tuesday 20th October: Trak Lounge Bar, Melbourne
Buy tickets here on AUgust 19 2015
SYDNEY: Saturday 24th October – The Domain
MELBOURNE: Sunday 25th October – The Sidney Myer Music Bowl & Kings Domain Precinct