After claiming it’s title as the biggest hip-hop festival in the world Rolling Loud announced it’s coming to Sydney last month and after the initial announcement was made the made headlines with one hell of a lineup! Having just finished stellar shows in Miami and Los Angeles the timing was right and the birth of Australia’s newest festival saw scores of fans flock to the Sydney Showgrounds in hopes of seeing their favourite acts play, and after attending the event myself I can tell you no-one left disappointed.
Keeping the crowd guessing until the very last minute the surprise act was the biggest talk of the day and while fans of hip-hop and rap came from far and wide to see their favourite act the clues as to who the special guest was got EVERYBODY talking! DJ Scheme opened the day and as we worked through SophieGrophy & Manu Crook$ sets we found ourselves looking at one hell of an afternoon with musically talented individuals who make up the soundtrack to our lives. Gunna finally revealed himself as the surprise act for the day and from their we found ourselves on a journey no-one wanted to stop. As Smokurpp, Playboi Carti, Tyga & YG worked through their catalogue of tunes we were left to see the headliners Rae Sremmurd & Swae Lee – who’s hits are everywhere you look this summer and Future – who made sure every single person in the crowd got exactly what they came for.
If you missed out on seeing this years Rolling Loud festival in Sydney then don’t let yourself make that mistake again, no true hip-hop fan would! I’m sure next years lineup will be just as tempting and I am looking forward to seeing you their, swaying, dancing and singing along to every beat!