Wiz Khalifa Leads Enormous New Australian Hip-hop Festival 'Light It Up'

30 May 2023 | 7:00 am | Mary Varvaris

Light It Up will head to arenas across the country this September.

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Photo of Wiz Khalifa (Credit: Jason Landis)

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Brand-new hip-hop festival Light It Up is planning to make its mark on Aussie shores this September boasting a massive lineup. Led by superstar Wiz Khalifa, the festival will showcase the talents of the most popular names in modern-day hip-hop, including Rae Sremmurd, Lola Brooke, Hooligan Hefs, Youngn Lipz and DJ BeastMode.

Light It Up will head to arenas across the country, starting at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday, 2 September, followed by the Brisbane Entertainment Centre the next day, then the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, 5 September, Perth’s RAC Arena the following day, and wraps up at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Friday, 8 September. Light It Up lands in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday, 10 September.

The pre-sale for Light It Up goes live on Thursday, 1 June, at noon local time. General public tickets go on sale at noon local time on Friday, 2 June. Tickets will be available via the Light It Up website or through MJR Presents.

While the much-hyped duo Rae Sremmurd will be landing down under for the first time since their standout performance at FOMO Festival in 2019, Lola Brooke will officially be making her Australian debut at Light It Up.

In addition to a line-up stacked with top-tier American hip-hop acts, Australian-born and raised hip-hop will also be front and centre with NSW’s very own pioneer of Australian drill, Samoan/Chinese artist Hooligan Hefs and Australian-Samoan hip-hop rising star Youngn Lipz, as well as the DMC Champion DJ BeastMode.

Light It Up Festival 2023

Wiz Khalifa 
Rae Sremmurd 
 Lola Brooke
 Hooligan Hefs • Youngn Lipz
 DJ BeastMode

 Saturday 2 September - Qudos Bank Arena – Sydney

Sunday 3 September Brisbane - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane

Tuesday 5 September - Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Adelaide

Wednesday 6 September - RAC Arena - Perth

Friday 8 September - Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne

Sunday 10 September – Spark Arena, Auckland