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News: Mary J. Blige Leads The Soulfest 2015 First Artist Announcement

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(AUS) Soulfest International in association with Channel [V] and MAX, have announced the return of Soulfest for 2015. With good music, good food and good vibes, Soulfest is the only music event in Australia and New Zealand dedicated to showcasing some of the world’s finest contemporary Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop Artists. This unique Music and Cultural Festival saw tens of thousands of music lovers come together peacefully in 2014 to celebrate their passion for soul and hip-hop, and this year we are pleased to announce over 20 artists and DJ’s across two stages in the serene settings of The Domain in Sydney and The Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Kings Domain District in Melbourne.

The first artist announcement features the spectacular Mary J. Blige who is one of the Queens of Hip-Hop and Soul Music, plus the incomparable Jill Scott. Joining the leading ladies are; the beautiful and haunting vocalist Jhenè Aiko, 9 x Grammy Nominee Charlie Wilson, R&B Duo Floetry, plus new jazz star Kamasi Washington. They will be joined by Australia’s own Soul star Daniel Merriweather, Hip-Hop favourites De La Soul, Talib Kweli and Dwele, the soulful Eric Benèt, Grammy nominated rapper/singer BJ The Chicago Kid and Melbourne hip-hop artist Remi.

Over 20 live acts and DJ’s will feature throughout the 10-hour day, across 2 main stages, the Spotify Stage plus a DJ Marquee. Soulfest will also feature an expansive array of cuisine featuring authentic Soulfood and pop-up eateries curated by Event Producer Fernando Motti. With an array of themed bars featuring fine wine, imported beers and spirits through to cafés serving some of the world’s best coffee, Soulfest will be a unique opportunity to see and hear some of the world’s finest artists in a relaxed atmosphere.

The official Soul Fest 2015 line up playlist can be streamed on Spotify here.

TOUR DATES:

Saturday 24th October – The Domain, SYDNEY
Sunday 25th October – The Sidney Myer Music Bowl & Kings Domain Precinct, MELBOURNE

Sideshow announcements for Brisbane and Perth will be made later in the year.

TICKETING DETAILS:

Soulfest Members Pre-Sale: Monday 18th May, 10am or until exhausted | TICKETS
General Public On-Sale: Wednesday 27th May, 10am | TICKETS

Ticket Price and Categories:

Solid Gold VIP (Limited Capacity): $326.60 (First Release until sold out)
Access to an exclusive purpose built marquee (Sydney only) and Melbourne venue balconies with the best unobstructed views to the main stage plus:
Private full bar service including a range of mixed spirits
Express VIP lane entry
2 x complimentary drink vouchers & 1 x complimentary food voucher
1 x Exclusive Soulfest Tour T-Shirt Voucher (Redeemable at the show)
Free entry into the official After Party in your City
Hostess service and exclusive tour lanyard
**Please see www.soulfest.com.au for exact positioning of VIP area in each venue prior to purchase**

VIP Front of Stage: $199 (First Release)
General Admission: $149 (First Release)

Soulfest is pleased to introduce a part-payment ticketing system where our ticket buying friends can choose to pay their ticket off either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Click here for further information.