Obie Trice to headline the return of HeatWave festival

Update: (7/12/11)

The full lineup has now been released

Earlier Updates:

The festival has announced D12 (without Eminem of course) and Crazy Town, who have “only played two shows together since 2003”, to the lineup. Adealide born Juggalo rapper KidCrusher has also posted a note on this site to announce that he’ll be hitting the show up with [alternative models] Bub Zombie, Xibalba Bunny and Nexus Effected

The South Australia’s HeatWave festival launched in 2010 with Xzibit as the headline act after a year off it’ll return from the 13th-15th of January with a slightly different, and very intriguing, new format.

The weekend long camping festival in Middleton, South Australia (an hour and a half from Adelaide) will be a dusk till dawn festival taking its inspiration similar festivals in Russia. Tickets are $59 for a night ticket or $99 for a full weekend pass, with camping included.

HeatWave boasts that it will feature international artists on both nights and despite his recent issues with the cancelled/postponed Ice Cube tour, the festival’s promoter Patrick Whyntie has locked in long time Eminem collaborator Obie Trice as the first act to be confirmed for the 2012 lineup. Obie Trice (“real name, no gimmicks”) hasn’t visited Australia since 2003 and as he declares in the audio clip below, he’ll also “hit every major city on tour” with dates to be announced shortly.

According to the HeatWave festival’s latest Facebook update Three 6 Mafia, Alien Ant Farm and Tech N9ne are all in the running to play the headline set on the Friday night, while the festival’s old Twitter account reveals that Whyntie was also keen to book Limp Bizkit and comedian Tom Green for the show.

The festival also claims to be building “one of the states biggest festival DJ lineups ever” with the DJ’s playing in a club tent that will be “re-themed every 6 hours” to various international themes including Ibiza, Miami, London, Rio De Janeiro, Las Vegas, Dublin and Tokyo.

Festival promoter Patrick Whyntie, who released his own festival anthem Jaydos Says (Festival Song) under his stage name Mastacraft last year, is also sure to perform.