The annual Listen Out Festival officially kicked off this weekend in Melbourne and Perth, before hitting Sydney and Brisbane next week. The solid blend of hip-hop and electronic acts including A$AP Ferg, Anderson Paak, Baauer, Yung Lean, Rufus and Travis Scott rocked St Kilda, along with the One Day crew and Slumberjack, announced as the last minute replacement for Stormzy, who pulled out at the eleventh hour.
We were on ground in Melbourne and were lucky enough to catch the action. Anderson Paak is far and away one of the best new artists of 2016; his album Malibu came out back in January and is still one of this year’s best, and his live performances – which we recently documented over in San Diego – are out of this world.
Just last week it was announced that Paak is teaming up with Stones Throw’s Knxwledge to release a new album as NxWorries, out later this year.
Listen Out continues on to Sydney and Brisbane next weekend. The full lineup is as follows:
ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS
CLAPTONE Immortal Live
GORGON CITY DJ SET
L D R U
ONE DAY CREW
SUI ZHEN DJ SET
Listen Out dates:
SYDNEY | Sat 1st Oct (long weekend) @ Centennial Park
BRISBANE | Sun 2nd Oct (long weekend) @ The Sporting Fields, Victoria Park
Photos: Michelle Grace Hunder