The ninth edition of 4Elements HipHop Festival & Conference (4ESydney) will hit Blacktown in Sydney this November.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘Acknowledging the past, living in the present, and paving the way for the future’. It’s poised to be a momentous celebration of 50 years of hip hop, uniting artists, industry professionals, and enthusiasts, in a vibrant and immersive celebration of artistic expression and empowerment.
The event will offer a dynamic platform for insightful discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. Industry insiders, thought leaders and creative visionaries will converge, sharing their expertise and visions for the future of hip hop culture.
The speakers will bring their knowledge and insights to 4ESydney, as they explore music, culture, and social impact. This year’s offering is a line-up of distinguished speakers, each offering a unique perspective on music, hip hop, and the media.
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The conference will engage participants in discussions, and there’s a special focus on First Nations hip hop culture and the Asia Pacific region, as their impact on the art form is explored.
Annabelle Heard is from Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA); JK-47 is a Minjungbal/Gudjinburra artist and advocate from the Bundjalung community; MC Trey is an artist with more than 15 years of experience; Rhianna Patrick is a Torres Strait Islander journalist and broadcaster with 25 years in the media; NOOKY is celebrated for his dynamic rap and notable brand collaborations; Maya Jupiter is a US-based artist and activist; DOBBY is a Filipino-Murrawarri rapper, producer, composer and musician; RAYGUN is a researcher and top-ranked bgirl; and Simone Amelia Jordan is Australia’s most successful hip hop journalist.
4Elements HipHop Conference SpeakersAnnabelle Herd
Malek Sukkar (Gunsta)
Michelle Grace Hunder
Simone Amelia Jordan
Tickets are on sale now.
4Elements HipHop Conference is on at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre 23-24 November. The Festival takes place at Warrick Lane Precinct and Main Street, Blacktown on 25 November.