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Nas to headline Movementfestival: “The hip hop eventof 2013”

“The hip hop event of 2013 is coming”

That’s how co-promoters Niche Productions and Live Nation are billing the debut of their new hip-hop festival, Movement. The festival which will touchdown in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in April will feature international and local acts including Bliss N Eso, 2 Chainz, Chiddy Bang, Joey Badass and a headline set from Nas. The festival aims to fill “the void of credible hip-hop events in Australia”. Nas has curated Movement’s inaugural event and will also be involved in an artistic and programming capacity for the 2014 and 2015 events.

The half man/half amazing Nas toured Australia with Damian Marley on the final Good Vibes festival tour in 2011 following the release of their Distant Relatives record, but his sets on the Movement festival tour will be his first solo performances here since way back in 2009. Last year he released his eleventh album Life Is Good, which features the tracks ‘Accident Murderers’, ‘The Don’ and a collaboration with Amy Winehouse, ‘Cherry Wine’. Other guests on Life Is Good include Rick Ross, Swizz Beats and Miguel.

Reviewing Nas’ 2009 show in Melbourne FL reported that “with a career spanning almost two decades, you can forgive Nas for making comprises. By sacrificing verses from many of his classics, he was able to fit in well over 20 songs for the evening. His ability to incorporate a backing band into the live setting also brought a new sense of dynamism and urgency to many of those songs; translating them into something more modern.”

The tour marks a return to the festival scene for Niche following the sad demise of their Days Like This! festival which ran in early 2009 and 2010 with lineups that features the likes of Public Enemy, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Roots Manuva, Method Man & Redman, Mayer Hawthorne and Cat Power. The boutique festival for hip hop and electronic music lovers was axed in late 2010 with the promoters promising that they would “look at a new date option for the festival’s return”

Movement festival lineup:

Nas
Bliss N Eso
2 Chainz
Chiddy Bang
Joey Bada$$
Angel Haze
Spit Syndicate (Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth)
Thudamentals (Sydney)

Movement dates and venues:

Friday, April 26 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Saturday, April 27 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Sunday, April 28 – Riverstage, Brisbane
Tuesday, April 30 – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth

Tickets on sale from Monday, February 11

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loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 31st Jan, 2013

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berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 31st Jan, 2013

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jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 31st Jan, 2013

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grattan

grattan said on the 31st Jan, 2013

$119.90 (plus credit card & transaction fees) for GA in all cities. Seats in Melbourne are $129.90 (plus credit card & transaction fees).

chrisdsingh

chrisdsingh said on the 31st Jan, 2013

decent local line-up. Nas and Joey Bada$$ are good acts. the rest though....

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 31st Jan, 2013

Yeyeyeyeyeyay! Nas is going to be the absolute shit.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 31st Jan, 2013

There seriously better be a Joey Bada$$ sideshow.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 31st Jan, 2013

I will possibly attend this

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 31st Jan, 2013

Hip hop event of 2013???

Does this mean no Heatwave?

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Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 31st Jan, 2013

Im sure Crafty will have something awesome planned for us all

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jan, 2013

$120 +?

Nah, I'll pass.

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Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 1st Feb, 2013

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ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 1st Feb, 2013

Chiddy bang and Bliss-n-esso?

Wow!

longorange

longorange said on the 16th Feb, 2013



The promoters said that there won't be, which is a shame. Hopefully they are just bluffing. Would love to see him in a club with some of the other pro era dudes.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 28th Mar, 2013

Angel Haze out Iggy Azalea in. Fuck that.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 28th Mar, 2013

The current best female MC in the world out, the worst in.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 28th Mar, 2013



Weren't you guys fapping hard about Azealia last year? Or is it because he spelled the name wrong?

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 28th Mar, 2013



Yeah, different people, champ. Not all women are the same.

Azealia Banks:

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Iggy Azalea:

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Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 28th Mar, 2013

Seriously. You're telling me that those two are different people?

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 28th Mar, 2013

Yeah, different people, champ. Not all women are the same.



Woops, my bad, misread it. Probs because I saw 'worst female MC in the world' haha.

And wtf does the 'Not all women are the same bit' have to do with it? Are you trying to say that I'm sexist for mixing up names?

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 28th Mar, 2013

Iggy Azalea is highly bangable in my opinion.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 29th Mar, 2013

Woops, my bad, misread it. Probs because I saw 'worst female MC in the world' haha.

And wtf does the 'Not all women are the same bit' have to do with it? Are you trying to say that I'm sexist for mixing up names?

I can see why G-man had so much fun with you.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 29th Mar, 2013

Things are getting pretty intense in here, so I'm gonna calm it down the only way I know how.
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