Heatwave 2012 Line-up, Tickets, Camping, Dates

Australia’s hottest new national hip hop festival Heatwave 2012, starts this Thursday, here is the final line-up and info for the festival. Exclusive to Heatwave, headlining this year’s festival is smashing US rapper Kid Cudi, known for his hits Memories with David Guetta, Pursuit of Happiness with MGMT, Erase Me with Kanye West, as well as his own Day n’ Nite. Kid Cudi is joined by Tech N9ne, D12, Obie Trice, Chamillionaire, and for something left field, CrazyTown (yes that band that had that hit song Butterfly).

Originating in South Australia, Heatwave burst upon the scene last year with Xzibit headlining their debut event, 2012 see’s Heatwave Festival now going national. You can check out all the dates below.

Set Times


Other cities coming soon …

The Line-Up

As aforementioned, Kid Cudi will be joined at Heatwave by Detroit superstars D12 and Obie Trice, whom fans are eager to see after the recent historical Australian Eminem shows. D12 will be smashing the stage with hits like My Band, Purple Pills, Fight Music and 40 Oz.

Obie Trice will also be bringing his wild Detroit bred style to the HeatWave Festival, as the former Shady Records artist looks to both bring down the stage with hits like Got Some Teeth, Snitch with Akon – and showcase his new record Bottoms Up.

Adding more heat to the wave is Kansas City king Tech N9ne, famous for his mind blowing live show, selling 1.8 million records independently and his electric fast rapping. Fan favorite Tech N9ne broke into the mainstream with a twist in 2011 and has spent a year topping the charts, collaborating with the likes of Snoop Dogg as well as featuring on Lil Wayne’s multi-platinum “Carter 3” record. And get ready Australia cause Tech N9ne is bringing some surprise guests with him too.

Switching it up a little is CrazyTown. Since shooting to international fame with their smash track Butterfly, still receiving heavy airplay all across the world today and sitting at nearly 7 million views on YouTube, and its accompanying 2001 #1 album in 2001 – Shifty’s band is back and set to rock something special for everybody as they embark on one of their first international tours in years.

The Festival

A festival just wouldn’t be something to remember without a bit extra for the fans and one of HeatWave’s main points of difference’s is their VIP packages, packages like you’ve never seen before. Proper meet n’ greets with your favorite acts, autographs and much more. Check it all out at


The best value for your hip hop dollar this summer, national festival dates are below and starts from $49. All tickets are on sale now from


Thursday – Sunday 12-15th January @ Airport Rd, Middleton, SA (Licensed All Ages, Camping)

W’ Mastacraft, Bombs Away, Lady Strangelove, Gravity Ponds, Jozef & Blaze, HBK, Lil Criszzy, ROCK STAGE – Far West Battlefront, Stolenyouth, Jack The Giant Killer, A Dead Silence, Lake Nyos, Full Frontal Lobotomy, All Year Round, Ice On Mercury, Graveyards, Mayweather, Machete, Burn Collect, Riot Runners, Chaos Burning, The Green Mile, The Killbott Factory, Days To Come, Stuff Box, Psychonauts and 20+ DJS in the nightclub!

Tix: From $59

Tue 17th January @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD (Licensed All Ages)

W’ Mastacraft, Bombs Away, Jeremiah and many more TBA

Tix: From $59

Wed 18th January @ The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW (Licensed All Ages)

Tech N9ne, Obie Trice, D12

W’ Mastacraft, Kerser, DJ Victor Lopez, DJ Libre, Losty, Jozef & Blaze and more

Tix: from $55

Thu 19th January @ The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW (Licensed All Ages)

Kid Cudi, Chamillionaire, CrazyTown

W’ Mastacraft, Kerser, DJ Victor Lopez, DJ Libre, Losty, Jozef & Blaze and more

Tix: from $69

Friday 20th January @ Challenge Stadium, Perth, WA

Gunn Boy & Shock, Soma & Shroomz, Mastacraft and more

Tickets from $99

Saturday 21st January @ Epic Arena, Canberra, ACT (18+, camping)*

W’ Koolism, Big Dave and Grantwho?, Dopus And Roshambo, the KP crew, Mastacraft

Tix: from $110

Sunday 22nd January @ The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (Licensed All Ages)

W’ Mastacraft, DJ JFunk, DJ Kayz, MidNight Militia and more

Tix: From $49

* Kid Cudi not appearing @ Perth & Canberra

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