Summer Walker, Bryson Tiller and PARTYNEXTDOOR will headline the inaugural event.
Australia has music festivals that celebrate almost every genre.
We honour old-school hip-hop and rap with some new acts added to the mix (Promiseland), headbang to heavy and alternative bands (Good Things, Knotfest), get down to EDM and more hip-hop (Listen Out), while Splendour In The Grass, Laneway and Groovin The Moo add famous artists of any genre from Australia and around the globe. But how about a festival for modern-day R&B music?
That’s where Souled Out comes in, bringing the likes of Bryson Tiller, Summer Walker, PARTYNEXTDOOR and many more to our shores in March 2024.
Alongside the soul, R&B and trap artists listed above, Souled Out has locked in neo-soul star Smino, Afrobeats/R&B newcomer Libianca, Soul/R&B singer-songwriter Thuy, and industry legend Tinashe, among others. You can check out the full line-up below.
“R&B as a genre now is as strong as ever, and it’s about time Australia gets a live experience dedicated to it,” Souled Out co-founder Emal Naim said in a press release. “This has been a long time coming.”
Souled Out is presented by popular live music discovery program Whatslively, which will see the festival assisted with marketing and technology support, as well as holding its standard Whatslively pre-sale through its concert tracker app, which over 100,000 Aussie music fans have on their phones already. Festivalgoers can also expect cool tech from Whatslively to improve the digital experience leading up to the event.
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Souled Out is taking over Parramatta Park in Sydney on Friday, 22 March, followed by Doug Jennings Park on the Gold Coast on Saturday, 23 March, and wraps up at Melbourne’s Caribbean Gardens on Friday, 29 March.
This line-up has arrived with immeasurable hype – just look at the festival Instagram page – so you’d want to score your Whatslively and Souled Out pre-sale tickets, which go on sale on Monday, 13 November, at 12:30 pm. The general sale begins on Tuesday, 14 November, at 12:30 pm. Tickets will be available via the Souled Out website.
Friday 22 March 2024 - Sydney, Parramatta Park
Saturday 23 March 2024 – Gold Coast, Doug Jennings
Friday 29 March 2024 – Melbourne, Caribbean Gardens