Juicy Fest 2025 Line-up

L-R top to bottom: Akon, Tyga, Keyshia Cole, Ludacris
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

Single-day R&B, hip hop festival Juicy Fest are bringing a couple of US icons to Australia in 2025.

Three-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper-actor Ludacris ('Act A Fool', 'My Chick Bad', 'What's Your Fantasy' – and Tej Parker from 'Fast & Furious') and multi-genre artist Akon ('Smack That', 'Lonely', 'I Wanna Love You') will co-headline Juicy Fest, which lands in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland January 2025.

The rest of the line-up celebrates the best R&B and hip hop sounds of the '90s, 2000s and 2010s including ever-present hip hop force Tyga (who has amassed 1.3 billion Spotify streams with such hits 'Taste', 'Rack City' and 'Juicy'), R&B singer and TV personality Keyshia Cole ('Love', 'Let It Go', 'Last Night') and hip hop titan and South Bronx native Fat Joe ('All The Way Up', 'Lean Back', 'What's Luv').

The nostalgia hits continue with two of the biggest '90s R&B influences headed to Juicy Fest. SWV (or Sisters with Voices) are responsible for R&B classics 'Weak', 'Right Here', 'I'm So Into You', 'You're The One' and 'Can We'. While Blackstreet brought us the cultural phenomenon that is ‘No Diggity’ as well as hits 'Booti Call', 'Before I Let You Go', 'Don't Leave' and 'Fix'.

Two smooth R&B singers, B2K's Omarion ('Uh Huh', 'Bump, Bump Bump', 'Girlfriend' and 'Ice Box') and Jacquees ('Come Thru', 'At The Club', 'B.E.D.' and 'You') rounding out the line-up.

Juicy Fest promoters Matthew Spratt and Glenn Meikle say the 2025 line-up has been put together with good vibes and positive memories in mind.

"This year's line-up is packed with artists responsible for some of R&B and hip hop's biggest hits of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s, and we're excited to see the crowd respond to the high energy of our artists," Spratt says.

"We've locked in some of the biggest names in R&B and hip hop from the 1990s and 2000s era, and they're just as excited about coming to Australia as we are to be hosting them."

Adds Meikle: "Every year we are excited to bring another line-up to Australia and we believe we've come up with a high calibre group of artists that people will be excited to see."

Tickets on sale from 6pm (local time) on 2 May.

Juicy Fest 2025 Line-up

Keyshia Cole
Fat Joe

Juicy Fest 2025 Tour Dates

Wed 15 Jan - Perth
Fri 17 Jan - Melbourne
Sat 18 Jan - Sydney
Sun 19 Jan - Queensland

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