Soulfest 2015 Lineup Announced

Hold onto your butts hip-hop fans, because the first lineup announcement for Soulfest 2015 has just dropped. The October festival of rap and neo-soul will be headed up by the queen of hip-hop herself, Mary J. Blige, along with Jill Scott and De La Soul.

Also gracing the bill will be the Gap Band’s Charlie Wilson, who has recently become a frequent collaborator of Kanye West, R&B duo Floetry, Melbourne’s hip-hop rising star, Remi, soul man Eric Benet and scores more.

Over 25 live acts and DJs will be trotted out across two stages and a DJ marquee in a whopping 10 hour extravaganza. Festival dates have been penciled in for Sydney and Melbourne, with sideshow announcements for Brisbane and Perth to be made later on this year.

Soulfest 2015 will also feature a VIP Platinum Club, with a ticket to the club giving its owner access to the best stage views, private full bar service, express VIP lane entry, a Soulfest Tour t-shirt and free entry into their city’s official after party.

This year, organisers are also introducing a part-payment ticketing system which will allow punters to pay off the price of their ticket over weekly, fortnightly or monthly installments.

A second Soulfest 2015 lineup announcement is also expected to drop in the not-too-distant future.

Check out the full lineup and ticketing details, below.

UPDATE 25/05/15: The second Soulfest 2015 lineup has been announced and features the likes of Lauryn Hill, Miguel, and hip hop duo Black Star – made up of Talib Kweli & Mos Def. See updated lineup below.

Gallery: Soulfest 2014 Sydney, 18/10/14 / Photos by Liam Cameron

Watch: Mary J Blige – Right Now

Watch: De La Soul – Me, Myself And I

Soulfest 2015 Lineup

Soulfest members pre-sale starts 10am Monday, 18th May.

General public on-sale 10am, Wednesday, 27th May.

Lauryn Hill


Black Star (Talib Kweli & Mos Def)

Jazmin Sullivan

David Dallas

Ladi 6

1200 Techniques

Jones Jnr (Sydney only)

Yum Yum (Sydney only)

45 Session DJs


Mary J. Blige

Jill Scott

Jhene Aiko

Charlie Wilson

Talib Kweli

De La Soul


Eric Benet


Daniel Merriweather


BJ Chicago Kid

Kamasi Washington

Thandie Phoenix

DJ Trey

Soul of Sydney DJs


Saturday, 24th October 2015

The Domain, Sydney

Tickets: Soulfest

Sunday, 25th October 2015

Myer Music Bowl & Kings Domain Precinct, Melbourne

Tickets: Soulfest


Posted by Soulfest on Monday, 11 May 2015

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