Following this morning’s news that grime star Stormzy had pulled out of his Australian tour, Listen Out have announced two replacement acts for this month’s festival.
Australian hip-hop collective One Day and Perth producers Slumberjack have both been given the green light as replacements for the event. Both are big local additions: crowds will get the chance to catch One Day before they head off on a huge Block Party tour of Australia, and Slumberjack have had a huge 2016, releasing their track Open Fire featuring Daniel Johns, a banger in the form of RA, and mixing an epic Diplo & Friends mix for BBC Radio 1.
Stormzy announced his cancellation on social media this morning, with all of his remaining 2016 dates – excepting BBC1 festival 1xtra Live – being cancelled. Listen Out is due to kick off tomorrowin Melbourne. Check out the amended lineup below.
Anderson.Paak and the Free Nationals
Claptone (Immortal Live)
Gorgon City (DJ set)
L D R U
One Day (just added – Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney)
Slumberjack (just added – Perth only)
Sui Zhen (DJ set)