Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
The first ever Neo-Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop Festival hits the Brisbane Riverstage on Saturday 25 October 2014. The festival is on the road and will also be visiting Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.
Presented by Channel V and Max, Soulfest is already been hailed as an alternative Soundwave. This festival is not just about the music, but the whole soul hip-hop vibe with a dedicated deep south feel.
Soulfest will be held across 2 stages but uniquely, there will be no scheduling conflicts as artists stagger their performances for ultimate crowd enjoyment.
At the time of writing this, the schedule for the Brisbane Soulfest is not yet set, but check here to see if it's up yet at the time of reading.
D'Angelo (courtesy of official Soulfest website)
Soulfest features 9 fantastic international artists and over 20 live acts and DJ's, including:
Common Aloe Blacc Mos Def
Maxwell (courtesy of the official Soulfest website)
Between the 9 international artists there are 52 Grammy Nominations combined.
To keep festival goers fuelled up for dancing and partying, Soulfest's very own Eat Street will be featured at the festival. Full of New Orleans Soulfood and Pop-up eateries. Soul themed bars, fine wine, international beers and awesome coffee will be popular.
A fun food highlight of the day will be a Chilli Cook-Off where some of Brisbane's leading Chef's will cook up a storm vying for first prize, and festival goers are the judges with free taste testings on offer.
The official website is pretty interactive so is worth a look. Official merchandise is already available online for those wanting to wear it on the day.
At $129 general admission, or $179 VIP admission, tickets are available via the website. VIP Tickets will feature an exclusive front of stage area for a very limited capacity with access to a VIP bar, VIP food and VIP toilets all on offer for the price of the VIP ticket.
With easy public transport access to Riverstage, and on a Saturday afternoon/evening, Soulfest looks set to be a regular on the Australian hiphop music scene.