Listen Out have announced who’ll be replacing Stormzy on the 2016 bill
Following this morning’s news that grime star Stormzy had pulled out of his Australian tour, Listen Out have pulled two rabbits out the hat in record time to replace him. 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 song ‘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 tomorrow in Melbourne. Check out the amended lineup below.
Listen Out 2016 Lineup
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)
and more to be added