Soulfest 2015: Good music, good food, good vibes

SOULFEST returns for its second year, with hip-hop and soul super star Mary J Blige headlining this year’s star-studded line up. Emily Umstad has the details.


Returning for its second year, Soulfest 2015 will bring together the world’s finest contemporary neo-soul and hip-hop artists for one major event.

Celebrating the soul and hip-hop scene here in Melbourne, the music festival will take place at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl and King’s Domain Precinct on October 25 and will unite more than 20 international artists and DJs across several stages.

Confirmed artists at this year’s music festival include big names like the queen of soul Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, MiguelDe La Soul, Black Star (Talib Kweli and Mos Def/Yasiin Bey)Charlie Wilson and Jhene Aiko. Meanwhile DJs such as Melbourne-based Mz Rizk will also be performing at separate stages.

In addition to the very best in soul, R&B and hip-hop performing in Melbourne, Soulfest brings back its authentic ‘Soulfood’ as well as a wide range of pop-up eateries. From themed bars with the finest wine and imported beers and spirits to the hottest pop-up cafes serving up the world’s best coffee, the festival will keep soulful fans well-nourished throughout the ten hour festival.

Tickets to Soulfest 2015 will go on sale on May 27 at 10.00am and can be purchased at the festival’s official website. To get in early, you can subscribe to Soulfest for early access. Tickets start at $149.

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