The Australian urban festival landscape has just gotten very interesting.
New festival Movement is boasting the legendary Nas plus 2 Chainz (who’s slowly making his mark locally) as headlining acts for their inaugural shows. This nicely compliments four-year-old Supafest’s recently announced line-up of T.I., Akon, Ne-Yo, 50 Cent, Waka Flocka Flame, J.Cole and Young Jeezy. Granted, a switch between J.Cole and 2 Chainz may have suited Movement’s lineup slightly more, but at least this way irrespective of which festival you attend fans are sure to get a good serving of hip-hop in all its scope. While Australian fans of hip-hop and R&B music should be cheering that a plethora of quality acts are visiting our shores, the catch is both events are being held in the same cities on the same days (aside from Perth).
Supafest and Movement are hosting their Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane shows simultaneously. How to decide?
Movement [Sydney: April 26, Melbourne: April 27, Brisbane: April 28, Perth: April 30]
- This will suit the festival goer who prefers a less intense environment with the comfort of seating, shelter and a view to boot.
- If you’re a die-hard hip-hop fan, it would be hard to turn down the opportunity to see a rapper hailing from the golden era of rap who’s never visited Australia before.
- In addition to Nas and 2 Chainz, this festival has the perk of boasting solid Australian hip-hop acts also. Very diverse range of performers.
Supafest [Perth: April 25, Sydney: April 26, Melbourne: April 27, Brisbane: April 28]
- Value for your buck: with a line-up like theirs, you’ll be able to see a huge range of top-tier acts.
- Party atmosphere: while comfort may be out of the question, you can be sure to feel the excitement of a packed festival in a stadium-type atmosphere.
- T.I. is sexy as f*ck. Period.
Movement Festival tickets can be purchased here.
Supafest tickets can be found here.
Enjoy the show/s!