“Listen Out isn’t a festival, it’s a party,” say organisers, though by the looks of the 2013 line up for the Parklife replacement, this isn’t your typical BBQ and decks in the courtyard affair. Topping the IDM and house oriented bill are UK sibling wunderkinder Disclosure, Twitter maniac Azealia Banks, TNGHT in live mode, Aluna George, Duke Dumont and Classixx.
Disclosure are the hottest house act around at the moment, having recently dropped their debut album Settle after a string of killer singles. Listen Out will mark the duo’s second Australian appearance.
It seems the Listen Out tag line of “Party. Redefined.” may have been better expressed as “Festival. Redefined.” This is a 5000-plus ticketholder event, so even though the line up and capacity may be on the more compact side, let’s not kid ourselves – this is a festival, no matter the exclusive, boutique image promoters Fuzzy want to present.
Listen Out came under fire after its launch announcement earlier this week when boutique Sydney event OutsideIn accused Listen Out of “ripping off” their logo and merely “rebranding” Parklife to muscle in on its territory, though Fuzzy director John Wall simply downplayed the situation as coincidence, saying Outside In were “overstating it” and that “any similarity is so vague”.
So we’ve got the first line up announcement – now all we have to do is pace nervously up and down the living room until tickets go on sale next Thursday, 27th June. It looks like we’ll only have to shell out a measly $89 + booking fee for the first round of tickets, leaving you with plenty of money left over to buy a festival outfit or something relevant.
The full line up, dates, ticketing info and venue locations are below.
Watch: Listen Out 2013 line up announcement
Listen Out 2013 Venues (via Listen Out Facebook)
Listen Out 2013 line up
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Tix: From $89+bf, on sale midday Thursday, 27th June from http://www.listen-out.com.au
Listen Out dates and venues
Saturday, 28th September
Sydney, Centennial Park, 2pm-10pm
Sunday, 29th September
Perth, Ozone Reserve, 2pm-10pm
Saturday, 5th October
Melbourne, Observatory Precinct, Royal Botanic Gardens, 2pm-10pm
Sunday, 6th October
Brisbane, Cultural Forecourt, Southbank, 2pm-10pm