Good news, hip-hop fans: the one and only Travis Scott has joined the Listen Out 2016 lineup! Joining Anderson .Paak, A$AP Ferg, Yung Lean, Stormzy, and a plethora of electronic artists like Baauer, Tchami and Cosmo’s Midnight, this will be the rapper’s very first Australian tour, and it’s gonna be a big one.
The event is now in its fourth consecutive year, and is set to kick off on September 24 in Melbourne, before visiting Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.
Scott is just about to drop his brand new album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, so fans can look forward to hearing new tunes in his set come September. At only 24, Scott’s already had an interesting journey through hip-hop, first signing to G.O.O.D Music and appearing on its infamous compilation Cruel Summer back in 2012. Since then, he moved over to T.I’s imprint Grand Hustle, where he released his debut record Owl Pharaoh. We’ve been waiting more than three years for the follow-up now, but it looks as though it’ll finally be upon us within the next few weeks.
Check out the full lineup and dates below. You can find tickets and more information at the official Listen Out website.
No news yet as to sideshows for Scott or any other Listen Out artists, but hopefully we’ll here more soon.
Listen Out 2016 lineup:
ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS
CLAPTONE Immortal Live
GORGON CITY DJ SET
L D R U
SUI ZHEN DJ SET
TRAVIS SCOTT – JUST ADDED!
Listen Out dates:
MELBOURNE | Sat 24th Sept @ Catani Gardens, St Kilda
PERTH | Sun 25th Sept (long weekend) @ Western Parklands – HBF Arena, Joondalup – new venue!
SYDNEY | Sat 1st Oct (long weekend) @ Centennial Park
BRISBANE | Sun 2nd Oct (long weekend) @ The Sporting Fields, Victoria Park – new venue!
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