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HEAR YE HEAR YE, Listen Out Is Back!

Listen Out 2015

Listen Out festival will be cutting shapes in your calendar this September and October as it returns for its fourth year. The national dance music festival is promising even more rug-cutting with some major changes to the Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth legs.

One of the very first festivals in the ‘summer’ season, Listen Out has taken some massive domestic and international dance acts to punters all over the country. Childish Gambino, SBTRKT, Flume, Chet Faker, ZHU, and Disclosure have all been on tour with the festival that was originally organised to replace Parklife in 2013.

Brisbane crowds will this year be moving from the RNA Showgrounds around the corner to Victoria Park, and Perth punters will be ditching Ozone Reserve in favour of the Western Parklands. Festival organisers are promising “more space, more comfort, and more green” (read into that however you want).

Melbourne crowds last year complained about noise level, and the festival gods have listened (out) with St Kilda council approving a 10 dB sound level increase for the festival. For those who aren’t fully brushed up on the physics of sound measurement, that means you’ll be getting the best EDM pumped into your ears twice as loud. Irate residents need not be angered though, as the festival has been able to put in a whole heap more soundproofing.

There hasn’t been a lineup announcement yet, but watch this space and we’ll bring it to you as soon as it’s released.

Check out the difference that 10 dB can make in sound in the video below which might also contain the first line up clue – Anderson .Paak’s song Am I Wrong.

Listen Out Festival 2016

Catania Gardens, Melbourne
Western Parklands, Perth
Centennial Park, Sydney
Victoria Park, Brisbane

Written by Max Higgins