1. J Balvin announces Sydney & Melbourne headline shows - July 2023

    J Balvin announces Sydney & Melbourne headline shows - July 2023

    2 May 2023

    Get ready for the hottest shows of the year! Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce one of the biggest names in music – global superstar J Balvin – will hit Australia for two huge headlining shows, with performances in Melbourne and Sydney this July 2023.  

    A highly decorated global superstar and entrepreneur with wins across Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Latin GRAMMY’s and many others, as a Latinx artist Balvin has steadfastly broken cultural barriers and become one of the Top 10 most-streamed artists globally, developing legions of fans worldwide. Originally hailing from Medellín, Colombia, the illustrious reggaeton superstar is one of the best-selling Latin musical artists with sales of more than 35 million records. Balvin’s 2017 chart-topper ‘Mi Gente’ with Willy William, and subsequently a remix with Beyoncé, reached global success serving as a nod to cultural pride. 

    The barrier-busting Balvin will perform two huge headline shows while in Australia: Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena on Sunday 23 July, followed by Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Tuesday 25 July. Tickets for both cities go on sale Monday 8 May (10am local time) via Frontier Members can get early access via the Presale, which starts Thursday 4 May (12pm local time – see website for more info). Balvin will jumpstart his Australian visit with a set at Byron’s Splendour in the Grass*.  

    Noted for his phenomenal, high energy live concerts, the boundary-pushing Balvin made history back in 2019 as the very first Latin headliner in Lollapalooza’s 28-year history. He did similar at Coachella, returning to the desert event (following Beyoncé inviting him up onstage the previous year) for a performance heralded by Billboard as “the most high-profile set from a reggaeton artist in the festival’s history”. 

    ‘His set was a monumental achievement – one of the greatest Coachella has ever seen … and yes, that includes Beyoncé’ – Variety 

    J Balvin’s list of collaborators reads like a who’s who of music giants: Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, Skrillex, Pharrell… while in 2020 he was the first Latinx artist to team up with the iconic Air Jordan brand. (He’s also got his own Monopoly game and a Guess campaign to boot). The Colombian superstar and reggaeton revolutionary is an unstoppable force across the worlds of music, fashion and art, Balvin also leading initiatives for mental health awareness, the star launching OYE, a bilingual, mental health and creative wellness app in both Spanish and English. 

    With Balvin taking the world by storm, don’t delay: these will be the hottest shows of 2023. Don’t miss J Balvin live on stage this July – tickets on sale Monday! 

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