Supafest

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Supafest
Supafest logo.jpg
Genre
Dates April
Location(s)
Years active 2010–2012
Website
Official website

Supafest is an annual music festival held in Australia during April. It started in 2010, spreading out to in five major capital cities (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney), though in 2011 the festival was reduced to four shows with the Adelaide leg withdrawn as well as the second show in Sydney. Dubbed as Australia's largest urban music festival, the festival promises to deliver some of the most exciting and leading performers in the urban music world.[1]

History[edit]

The festival began in 2010 with an announcement in December 2009 introducing the "Ladies And Gentlemen Tour", scheduled for February 2010 with Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Kelly Rowland and Chris Sorbello.[2] After this was announced the show was renamed into "Jamfest" in February 2010 and was rescheduled for April 2010. Due to a potential legal conflict, the promoters changed the name again to "Supafest".[3]

Supafest Australia kicked off in Adelaide, 13 April 2010 and ended in Perth on 18 April 2010. The tours headlining acts were Akon, Kelly Rowland, Jay Sean, Sean Paul, Pitbull and Eve. Each city had separate opening acts. Tickets for the Sydney show on 15 April were quickly sold out. A second show in Sydney on 16 April had been scheduled due to ticket demands.[4] The organisers of the festival expanded the Supafest to one show outside of Australia and tried to placed it at Colombo, Sri Lanka[5] but was later cancelled.[6] Akon didn't get a Visa for Sri Lanka.

Since 2010 the lineups have expanded and the structure and locations of the shows have changed to accommodate the crowd figures.

Tour dates and artist lineups[edit]

2010[edit]

Artist Show
Adelaide Melbourne Sydney Brisbane Perth
Akon Cancelled Yes
Kelly Rowland Yes
Pitbull Yes
Jay Sean Yes
Sean Paul Yes
Eve Yes
DJ Nino Brown Yes
Chris Sorbello Yes

2011[edit]

Artist Show
Sydney Perth Brisbane Melbourne
Snoop Dogg Yes
Nelly Yes
Taio Cruz Yes
Busta Rhymes Yes
T-Pain Yes
Game Yes
Ciara Yes
Keri Hilson Yes
Bow Wow Yes
Fat Joe Yes
New Boyz Yes
Benny D (Akon's DJ) Yes
DJ Nino Brown Yes
Israel Yes
Miracle Yes
Timbaland Cancelled

2012[edit]

Artist Show
Perth Sydney Melbourne Brisbane
Chris Brown Yes
T-Pain Yes
Ice Cube Yes
Trey Songz Yes
Kelly Rowland Yes
Lupe Fiasco Yes
Big Sean Yes
Naughty by Nature Yes
DJ Scratch Yes
DJ Nino Brown Yes
Culture Crew Yes
JessLyn Yes
Ludacris Yes No
P.Diddy Cancelled
Missy Elliott Cancelled
Rick Ross Cancelled

2013[edit]

Artist Show
Brisbane Sydney Melbourne Perth
T.I. Cancelled
Ne-Yo Cancelled
50 Cent Cancelled
Akon Cancelled
Waka Flocka Flame Cancelled
J. Cole Cancelled
Young Jeezy Cancelled
Mindless Behavior Cancelled
Kevin McCall Cancelled
DJ Unk Cancelled
DJ Nino Brown Cancelled
Dizzy Doolan Cancelled
Phinesse Cancelled

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