Listen Out is back for 2023 and it’s time to DANCE. A huge line up of international artists will join a stack of Australia’s finest, bringing the good vibes to Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney at the end of September.
SKRILLEX will be back in the country for the first time since Listen Out 2018 and will bring new material from his first album since 2014, highlighting why the forward-thinking producer remains at the top of his game. The eight time Grammy award winner comes to Listen Out! fresh from massive sets at Coachella and Madison Square Gardens with collaborators Fred Again and fellow Listen Out artist Four Tet.
It’s been five long years between visits from LIL UZI VERT who will be bringing their innovative and genre-bending style showcased on mega hits like “Just Wanna Rock” and tracks from his #1 album, Luv Is Rage 2.
Diversity is at the forefront with Bronx rapper ICE SPICE, COI LERAY (“Players” anyone?) PIRI and VENBEE as they head to Australia for the first time. They’ll hit the stages with MALLRAT and JYOTY along with your host EBONY BOADU and more.
MARC REBILLET’S combination of soul, R&B and house beats will offer a uniquely fresh and improvised set. Producer and collaborator METRO BOOMIN will bring tracks like “Creepin” and more from his 2022 album Heroes & Villains, which features everyone worth featuring. Having worked with artists from Denzel Curry to Slowthai to BENEE, producer extraordinaire and “hip hop’s prodigal son” (Pitchfork) KENNY BEATS will make his debut Australian appearance.
With a stack of artists and genres on the bill, Listen Out’s curated stages cover all bases. The Atari Stage features mainly hip hop artists, while the 909 Stage has major dance acts and the Prophet Stage hosts cutting edge electronic and house acts.
There’s still more to come, including a triple j Unearthed spot reserved for an emerging artist in each city.
Listen Out is returning to its usual stomping grounds in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth but is moving to a new venue in Melbourne’s forgotten wonderland, Caribbean Gardens. There’s HEAPS more space, with an easy to get around layout, better views of the stage and easy access with loads of parking and stacks of shuttle buses from the train station.
To make it even more of a party, it’s Listen Out’s 10th birthday.
Listen In is returning to Adelaide with a sizzling selection of international artists and a spot for a local emerging artist via triple j Unearthed. A concentrated version of Listen Out, it brings the party to Adelaide and this year it’s licensed all ages (16+ recommended).