FESTIVAL X RISING launches this November at Western Springs as the newest event on the summer music calendar, featuring some of music’s biggest superstars! The inaugural line-up features multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner CALVIN HARRIS announced today as the headline act.

Joining Calvin will be Juice WRLD, Lil Pump, Tchami, Anna Lunoe and Kiwi DJ duo, the Katayanagi Twins for the one-day event on Thursday 28 November 2019.

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 RISING. In its first year, the event will take place at The Outer Fields at Western Springs on Thursday 28th November 2019.

Founder of Hardware Corp, Richie McNeill said, “As they say, good things come to those who wait! We’re super excited to be working with the Live Nation team, to put together an incredible mix of music in the electronic, pop and urban realms.  There are so many amazing artists right now and some amazing creatives we have been working with.  Something very special is happening here and we’re super excited about it!”

“As we kick off the Summer festival season in New Zealand, we hope to create an event that showcases entertainment on the scale we’re known internationally for, with massive artists, epic event production and a focus firmly on FUN! Australia and New Zealand’s most successful electronic music promoters teaming up with the world’s largest touring company can only mean a great day for everyone. Festival X Rising is looking “Xtra-Large” and we can’t wait!” said Frank Cotela, Founder of Onelove.

With Roger Field, CEO of Live Nation Australasia adding, “Festival X Rising sets to wow Kiwi fans with the best talent, while showcasing a new and exciting festival experience. X is the ultimate pre-summer party fans have been waiting for and deserve. New Zealand, get ready!”

 

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