New Zealand are you ready? FESTIVAL X RISING launches this November at Western Springs as the newest event on the summer music calendar, featuring some of music’s biggest superstars. The inaugural line-up features multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner CALVIN HARRIS announced today as the headline act.
Grammy Award-winning, heavyweight producer, DJ and songwriter Calvin Harris stands as the figurehead for modern dance music, having broken world records and dominated the charts with his many hits. As one of the most successful artists of all time and the most-played Scottish artist of the twenty-first century, Calvin Harris has collaborated with global stars including Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Ellie Goulding to name a few. His work has garnered a number of music awards and nominations, including sixteen Brit Award nominations and being named Producer of the Year and British Single of the Year (‘One Kiss’) in 2019; fourteen VMA nominations; five Grammy Award nominations including Best Music Video for ‘We Found Love’ in 2013. Calvin’s single, ‘One Kiss’ with Dua Lipa was the UK’s biggest selling single of 2018 and marked the fastest ascent to number one in dance radio chart history. Following ‘One Kiss’, Calvin released his hit ‘Promises’ with Sam Smith, which spent fourteen weeks at number one on the European airplay chart. His three singles released in 2018 have amassed over 2 billion streams. To date, Calvin’s music has had over 23.5 billion combined audio and video streams, making him one of the most-viewed artists on YouTube and one of Sony’s biggest streaming artists.
Joining Calvin for the one-day event on Thursday 28 November will be will be Juice WRLD, Lil Pump, Tchami, Anna Lunoe and Kiwi DJ duo the Katayanagi Twins.
Committed to bringing a quality event as well as a safe, friendly and well-priced experience for guests, FESTIVAL X RISING will cater to fans from all genres and styles of music with a line-up which reflects that. Whether you’re into dance, hip-hop or pop – get ready – as this is THE music event to kickstart your summer.
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