Australia’s festival scene has just expanded once again, with Festival X set to bring some of the biggest names in electronic, house, and hip-hop to local shores later this year.

Back in 2016, Australian music fans waved goodbye to Stereosonic, with news that the previous year was to serve as the last time that lovers of electronic dance music would have a chance to celebrate the music that they love on a grand scale.

Since then, numerous festivals have attempted to recreate the sort of lineup, atmosphere, and vibe that the event provided, but none have really managed to achieve what we’ve been missing. Now, Festival X looks set to revive this experience, offering up an event the likes of which we haven’t seen for years.

Announced today, Festival X is the result of combined efforts from industry leaders and teams behind some of Australia’s leading festivals, including Hardware (Piknic Electronik, Babylon), Onelove (Stereosonic), and Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Download).

Kicking off in Brisbane this November, the festival will travel to Sydney and Melbourne, providing fans with some of the finest local and international acts to fans across Australia’s Eastern seaboard.

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“As they say, good things come to those who wait!” explains Hardware Corp founder, Richie McNeill. “We’re super excited to be working with Onelove again and the Live Nation team, to put together an incredible mix of music in the electronic, pop and urban realms.

“There are so many amazing artists right now and some amazing creatives we have been working with. Something very special is happening here and we’re super excited about it!”

“As we kick off the Summer festival season in Australia once more, 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!” adds Onelove founder Frank Cotela.

“Australia’s most successful electronic music promoters teaming up with the world’s largest touring company can only mean a great day for everyone. Festival X is looking “Xtra-Large” and we can’t wait!”

“Festival X sets to wow Australian fans with the best local and international talent, while showcasing a new and exciting festival experience,” notes Live Nation Australasia CEO Roger Field.

“X is the ultimate pre-summer party fans have been waiting for and deserve. Australia, get ready!”

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“Alright,” we hear you say, “enough about the festival itself, who is actually playing on the Festival X lineup?” Well, strap yourself in, because the festival’s inaugural year is set to be a big one, featuring the likes of Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buuren, and rapper Lil Pump in the headlining spots.

It just gets bigger from there though, with names like Alison Wonderland, CamelPhat, Steve Aoki, Thandi Phoenix, Anna Lunoe, Blueface, Generik, Kölsch, Murda Beatz, and so, so much more joining the bill.

Tickets for Festival X go on sale from 12pm on Thursday, August 1st, with an Optus pre-sale beginning at 12pm on Monday, July 29th, and running until 12pm on Wednesday, July 31st.

Be sure to get in quick, because with a lineup this good, you can be sure that Festival X is set to be one of the biggest Aussie festivals of its kind in years.

Check out the Festival X lineup video:

Festival X 2019 Lineup

Calvin Harris
Armin Van Buuren
Lil Pump

Alison Wonderland
Anna Lunoe
Cosmic Gate*
Futurecode (ben Gold X Omnia)*
Giuseppe Ottaviani Live 2.0*
Kaz James
MK (Marc Kinchen)
Murda Beatz
Nic Fanciulli
Paul Kalkbrenner (live)
Ruben De Ronde*
Steve Aoki
Sunset Bros.*
Thandi Phoenix*
Trippie Redd
Vini Vici*
+ Local Supports to Be Announced

*not playing Brisbane

Friday, November 29th
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, November 30th
Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, NSW

Sunday, December 1st
Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets on sale from 12pm on Thursday, August 1st
Optus pre-sale begins at 12pm on Monday, July 29th, and runs until 12pm on Wednesday, July 31st

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