Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren, Lil Pump top inaugural FestivalX lineup

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The co-creators of Stereosonic, Hardware and Onelove have partnered with Live Nation to host Australia’s first-ever FestivalX, a touring festival led by Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren, and Lil Pump. The inaugural installment of the new event will canvass Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne on November 29, 30, and December 1, respectively. The initial wave of artists features 28 producers, including Anna Lunoe, Cosmic Gate, Alison Wonderland, CamelPhat, Tchami, MK, MaRLo, and more. FestivalX offers attendees a hearty selection of electronic talent, and also caters to those with hip-hop proclivities in its inclusion of rhymers like Trippie Redd, Blueface, and Murda Beatz.

FestivalX organizers had originally intended to launch the event in 2018 to replace Stereosonic. FestivalX was then scheduled to travel to four different cities spanning Australia and New Zealand. The stops were ultimately cancelled due to “unforeseen last-minute changes in artist availability,” according to a joint statement issued at the time.

“As they say, good things come to those who wait,” Richie McNeill, founder of Hardware, said. “Something very special is happening here and we’re super excited about it!”

Frank Cotela, the founder of Onelove echoed McNeill’s sentiment and expounded on the aim of FestivalX, “We hope to create an event that showcases entertainment on the scale we’re known internationally for, with massive artists, epic event production, and a focus firmly on fun.”

Tickets to FestivalX will go on sale on August 1. The OptusPerks pre-sale will begin on July 29. Those interested in attending FestivalX can learn more about the pre-sale, here. The Hardware Presents, One Love, and Live Nation pre-sale will commence one day later on July 31. For more information, visit FestivalX’s official website.

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Live Nation, Hardware, and Onelove replace Stereosonic with new multi-city event, FestivalX

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The innovators behind the Stereosonic brand, Hardware and Onelove will co-debut traveling festival in partnership with Live Nation, FestivalX. The newcomer to the festival circuit, Festival X will make stops at four cities across Australia and New Zealand, beginning on November 29 in Auckland. FestivalX will then work its way through Brisbane on November 30, Sydney on December 1, and Melbourne on December 2.

“FestivalX is going to showcase the best local and international talent while bringing fans a new festival experience. It’s going to be huge, and it’s going to be the pre-summer party fans have been waiting for,” said Live Nation Australasia CEO, Roger Field.

Hardware chief Richie McNeill added that FestivalX will provide a “value for money musical experience” as the initiative assumes the place of the previously five-city spanning inactive Stereosonic festival, established in Melbourne in 2007. “We’ve been working on this [FestivalX] for awhile now and the time is right,” McNeill said of Hardware, Onelove, and Live Nation’s joint efforts to bring about FestivalX, an event that will decorate its ensuing lineups with a diverse assortment of hip-hop, pop, electronica, and EDM acts.

FestivalX’s location within each respective city to which the event will travel, ticket pricing, and headlining artists will be announced in the months to come.

H/T: Billboard