Listen to ‘Too Much’ below:
2. Lauren Mayberry from Chvrches
Once again, no introduction needed. Chvrches are essentially a household name at this point, all thanks to the bright and powerful vocal talents of frontwoman Lauren Mayberry. Bursting onto the scene with The Bones of What You Believe, and keeping up that momentum right into 2019, Chvrches cannot be missed, with their unique brand of glittery pop on offer for your entertainment.
Listen to ‘The Mother We Share’ below:
3. Sampa The Great
Sampa The Great has reached her final form, and she’s here to show you exactly what it’s like to perfect yourself to the nth degree. Sampa is not only one of the best Australian acts around at the moment, but she’s also one of the greatest rappers out worldwide, period.
With an album on the way and a performance at Glastonbury just completed, Sampa is ready to conquer. Witness the greatness live for yourself, and become initiated.
Listen to ‘Final Form’ below:
Legends on legends on legends. Kaiit is the neo-soul prodigy that Australia has been waiting for for years now, as we look over the water at international talent, waiting for some of our own.
Kaiit fills that lust for addictive soul music with perfect precision. And it’s no surprise she opened for SZA in July, given the striking similarities in their talent.
On top of this, Kaiit was the 2019 National Indigenous Music Awards New Talent of the Year. It’s only up from here for this iconic artist.
Listen to ‘Miss Shiney’ below:
5. Tkay Maidza
Tkay came to flex on everyone, and she will not apologise for one second. Performing with Charli XCX during her 2018 tour and making a name for herself across the globe, Tkay Maidza is someone who needs to be seen live at all costs. She brings the energy, brings the talent, and not only excels at the rap game, but can also sing any tune you throw her way (see the gorgeous ‘White Rose’ for reference.)
Listen to ‘Flexin” below:
6. Alice Ivy
Alice Ivy just teamed up with Ecca Vandal to create an absolute bop, and by now you’ve probably heard it all over the place. ‘In My Mind’ is infectious, much like most of Alice Ivy’s discography. This act is going to be incredible, if you can handle the sheer amount of female talent coming your way.
Listen to ‘In My Mind’ below:
While this is one of the most incredible and diverse groups of female icons to perform at an Australian festival in forever, don’t forget though that these women only make up some of the lineup.
With Travis Scott, Logic, Juice Wrld, Cub Sport and so many more also performing at SandTunes 2019, the inaugural event is going to be a wild one.
A lot of these acts, Travis Scott especially, very rarely come by to Australia, so if you want to see their incredible live talent in person, now is your chance.
SandTunes 2019 Lineup
CARLY RAE JEPSEN
SAMPA THE GREAT