Rolling Loud has shared a peek at their 2019 Australian lineup, and it’s pretty massive: Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Tyga, Playboi Carti and Smokepurpp. Sydney’s own Manu Crooks will be joining the international heavyweights, and he’s no stranger to festival stages himself. FYI: each act has either previously toured or scheduled an Australian tour before, meaning the visa issues that often lead to tour cancellations shouldn’t be a problem here.
The festival has also shared a flyer with a few names censored—by looking at the lengths and shapes of the names blurred, we’re guessing it’s probably YG and Ski Mask The Slump God. Time will tell.
Australia has a rocky past with hip-hop festivals. Previous rap-oriented events Supawave, Movement Festival and Heatwave were plagued by ticketing issues, last minute act cancellations and a frenzy of other problems. But the rise of Listen Out and the sleeper success of rap festival Jumanji suggest the tides are turning in Australia.
Rolling Loud Australia will take place on the 27th of January 2019 at the Sydney Showgrounds. For more info, click here.