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Festival X Rising: Calvin Harris, Juice Wrld, Lil Pump lead mega lineup

The latest event on the summer calendar, Festival X Rising has announced a superstar-packed lineup for their first event this November.

Summer festival season is coming in red hot in 2019, with Festival X Rising lining up some of music’s biggest superstars to launch their inaugural New Zealand event. The festival is set to storm through Auckland this November.

Leading the way is none other than Scottish DJ, producer, and singer-songwriter Calvin Harris. The hit-making banger machine and king of collaborations has worked with the likes of Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Rag’n’Bone Man, Frank Ocean, Sam Smith, Katy Perry, and Dua Lipa, taking over charts around the world and raking in a slew of awards and accolades along the way. This November, New Zealand fans will get to see him behind the decks for almost seven years.

Joining him is Chicago rapper Juice WRLD. First entering the music world in 2015, Jarad Anthony Higgins has had a wild ride, dropping a number of mixtapes and EPs before releasing his debut album, WRLD On Drugs, last October. Following it up with Death Race For Love in March, Juice WRLD has gone from a rising hip-hop artist to topping charts around the world.

Further strengthening the hip hop contingent of the lineup is rising rapper Lil Pump. Finally set to make his New Zealand debut following the release of his second album Harverd Dropout, Lil Pump recently performed a much-celebrated set at Coachella, teaming up with Gucci Mane and Smokepurpp to form Gucci Gang.

The rest of the Festival X lineup is just as strong, serving up some massive superstars. French producer and Tchami, Australian-born Los Angeles-based DJ, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Anna Lunoe, Kiwi DJ duo the Katayanagi Twins will all assemble for the heaving one-day event.

Formed as a collaboration between industry leaders and teams behind some of Australasia’s leading festivals, concerts and events, Hardware (Piknic Electronik, Babylon), Onelove (Stereosonic) and Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Download) have partnered to launch Festival X.

Festival X Rising 2019 Lineup:

Calvin Harris | Juice WRLD | Lil Pump | Tchami | Anna Lunoe | Katayanagi Twins

Festival X Rising 2019 Onsale Dates:

  • Live Nation Presale – Wednesday 4 September @ 12pm (local time) until Friday 6 September @ 12pm (local time)
  • My Ticketmaster Presale – Wednesday 4 September @ 12pm (local time) until Friday 6 September @ 12pm (local time)
  • General Public Onsale – Friday 6 September @ 1pm (local time)

Festival X Rising will launch their inaugural event at The Outer Fields at Western Springs, Auckland on Thursday 28 November. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.co.nz

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