The biggest & brightest music and social media talent come together on one stage this april!
SAT 15 APRIL
Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
MON 17 APRIL
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Nice Events in partnership with AmplifyLIVE presents Cool For Summer, a new single-day festival that combines the hottest music acts with the biggest digital influencers. Putting a modern spin on traditional music festivals, Cool For Summer is the first festival of its kind in Australia, creating something truly special for the connected generation.
The festival will take place over the Easter long weekend and will feature a diverse set of live performances, DJs, activations, carnival rides, meet & greets + more
Lindsey Stirling is an electronic music impresario, classically trained violinist, dancer, and artist who has quietly and humbly become one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music. After bowing at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Dance/Electronic Album Chart, holding #1 on the Classical Album Chart for 21 consecutive weeks, and receiving a Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album,” her sophomore opus Shatter Me not only garnered an RIAA Gold certification, but also ranked as the #2 Dance/Electronic Album and #1 Classical Album on Billboard’s 2015 Year-End charts. Attracting nearly 8 million subscribers and 1.3 billion-plus views on YouTube by 2016, Forbes placed Lindsey at #4 on its yearly YouTube artists list, making her the highest-ranked female. Her headline tours amassed a cumulative audience of over 500,000 people worldwide, and her literary debut The Only Pirate at the Party—co-written with her sister Brook S. Passey—became a New York Times Bestseller.
Dan & Phil cemented their status as Australia’s favourite adopted sons after their SOLD OUT 2016 ‘The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire’. Since uploading their first ever videos aged 18 and 19, Dan & Phil have become two of the worlds biggest YouTube stars. Their large and loyal fan-base love their observations on the Internet, awkward anecdotes and home life as flatmates in London. In September 2014, the boys launched a gaming focused YouTube channel ‘DanAndPhilGAMES’, and promptly gained 700,000 subscribers in 24 hours – the fastest channel launch ever on YouTube.(D) (P) (D) (P)
William Singe has rapidly taken the game by storm, breaking out and rising from 100 to 2 million Facebook followers in a matter of months. With his massive growth, Will has become one the most talked about artists online, scoring a #1 on the US Spotify charts, racking in 200+ million video views, 20 million Spotify streams and earning praise from One Direction, alongside a long collective of other powerhouse artists.
With his unique vocals and production, Will continues to build momentum kicking off a world tour through Australia, Asia, U.S, & Europe alongside releasing his anticipated first original project.
Nash Grier turned Internet & digital entertainment into mainstream media, amassing a following bigger than most countries in a few short years. Nash quickly became an educator in the online space, teaching brands the benefits of digital/internet marketing versus traditional TV commercials or print ads. He has done content deals with companies including Tommy Hilfiger, Old Spice, Neutrogena, Mudd, Nordstrom, Virgin Mobile, MTV, M&M’s, Aquafina and many more. Since becoming mainstream, Nash has been a guest on Good Morning America and The View multiple times and has been named one of TIME Magazine’s 30 most influential teens. In the Spring of 2016 he wrapped up filming on the thriller film “You Get Me”, and in Fall of the same year the provocative series “The Deleted” (which he stars in) was released. His 2016 South American tour drew incredible sold out crowds in Chile, Brazil and Mexico. To put Nash’s fame into perspective, a single tweet once brought 5000 girls in Iceland to a shopping centre in search of him.
At the age of 16, Hayes Grier has cemented himself as one of the world’s fastest rising social media superstars. Organically, he amassed a cumulative audience of 15 million fans, intimately interacting both online and in-person through highly successful 2014 and 2015 tours. In 2013, Hayes joined his brother Nash in making Vine videos to make people laugh, and over the course of just two years, Hayes emerged as one of Vine’s Top 50 stars and Top 25 on Twitter for Global Engagement. As his profile rose, Hayes joined the cast of the hit ABC series, Dancing with the Stars, which drove in more than 11 million viewers. Hot off the show, Hayes orchestrated partnerships with Go90/Verizon and AwesomenessTV building creative collaborations to satisfy overwhelming demand from his ever-growing audience. Now, 2016 is shaping up to be his most promising yet, landing a lead role in the new Hulu series, Freakish, an even bigger tour, mobile app, and multiple collaborations in the pipeline.
From a very young age many people have said Mahogany was born to entertain. She is a singer, actress, model and DJ. Since 2013 Mahogany has garnered over 5 million total followers across her social media platforms. Her many fans around the world are affectionately known as LOXSmiths. She has performed in many acclaimed music videos; LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”, Shwayze’s “Drunk off your love”, Austin Mahone’s “Mmm Yeah”, and The Chain Smokers “Selfie” to name a few. Mahogany LOX loves all of her #LOXSmiths heart, body and soul.
Lead singer and founding member of Emblem3, who quickly rose to stardom in 2012 when they appeared on X-Factor and took the world by storm in a single performance. Eventually signing with Columbia Records, the band went on to sell over 400,000 copies of "Chloe" and supported acts such as Selena Gomez, 5SOS and many others around the globe. Wes is working on his first solo effort, set to release in late 2017, and has his own app with EscapeX. Wes is also a Youth Ambassador for the United Nations and has helped raise awareness around the globe.
Mashd N Kutcher are NOT your average DJ’s. The pair have grown from local DJs to one one of the most prominent electronic acts to emerge beyond Australian shores in recent times, making waves around the world through combining music, multimedia and live-electronic performances. Unless you’ve been living free from social media, there is no doubt MnK would have appeared in your newsfeed one time or another, the pair have one of Australia’s biggest social reaches online in music, with each video reaching tens of millions of views - leaving the boys with over 250 million video views in total, winning them praise and partnerships from globally recognised brands such as Pizza Hut, Subway and Optus to name a few and international media coverage on some of the world’s biggest news outlets.
Tyde Levi - At 16 years old, Tyde Levi of Perth is the latest entertainment sensation to come out of Australia and is poised to become the next big thing. His YouTube channel with 500k subscribers, consists of creative short films, event blogs, commentary on day-to-day situations and videos exploring his love of music has racked up almost 17 million views. As well as his YouTube channel, Tyde is also an on the rise DJ. Renowned for his interactive sets. Tyde Levi`s musical powers extend far beyond him mixing decks with skills across keyboard and musical production. Set to hit main stages and release his first taste of music around the country in 2017 Tyde will be on an unstoppable path to the world stage.
Tana Mongeau is an American YouTuber. She joined YouTube on April 30th, 2015 and quickly gained subscribers. She has collaborated with other Youtubers such as Jonah Green, Cody Ko, Polina Beregova, Channon Rose, and Ricky Dillon. Tana has over 2.4 million subscribers on YouTube, 1.1 million followers on Instagram and 547k followers on Twitter.
In Stereo are one of the hottest acts in the country right now! The trio, who command an online fan base well into the hundreds of thousands, first took Australia the group took Australia by storm with their debut performance of Taylor Swift’s Style on the 2015 Xfactor auditions, winning the hearts of teenage girls all over the world. Their debut EP “She’s Rock N Roll” charted at #11 ARIA ALBUM DEBUT & #2 AUSTRALIAN ALBUM DEBUT in the week of release and saw the band selling out venues across the country.Instereosnap - @instereoofficial
Tom Jay Williams came to national attention via 2008 Australian Idol where he became the youngest top ten finalist in the world. He has opened for the likes of 5 Seconds of Summer , R5, Guy Sebastian, Stan Walker, Jessica Mauboy, Brian McFadden and The Vamps. Tom has always been inspired by songwriting and pop culture. A keen student of the pop world (finding a mentor in Ed Sheeran), Tom had been working hard at honing his songwriting and performance in studios and rehearsal rooms around the world before joining emerging Australian band, At Sunset, as a new temporary member. It’s no surprise that during Tom’s time with At Sunset the band won MTVs “Brand New Artist” Award, wrote and recorded a number of sleeper hit singles and amassed fans around the World.Tom is an extraordinary talent, and has a brilliant understanding of where he deserves to be, and what he needs to do to get there.
Marcelo is a nineteen year old Sydney based singer-songwriter who’s been gaining momentum by doing pop up gigs across the country this past year. Having recently supported Andy Black, Conrad Sewell and Little Sea, Marcelo’s upbeat set is not to be missed.
Kid ZrO, a teen boy band from the Central Coast, skyrocketed to fame overnight after superstar Pink shared their cover of her hit Just Like Fire on social media. The five-piece, pop-punk group consists of Alexander on vocals, guitarist Jamie Bailey, 19, drummer Bailey Graeber, 18, bass player Lee Hackney, 18, and rhythm guitarist Jacob Richardson, 17. Following in 5SOS’s footsteps, Kid Zr0 are ones to watch!
It’s hard to distinguish between Sydney twins, Jordan and Brandon, but what isn’t hard to distinguish is their talent and passion for music.In 2012 when just 17, the twins decided that it was time to take their singing from the shower to social media where they began posting their music videos. Slowly but surely, more and more people began to take notice of Take Two and from there, not only did their confidence grow, but so did their fan base.Fast-forward to 2016 and you now have two brothers who have over 65,000 Facebook fans whose ultimate goal is to give up their trade to concentrate on music full time, “our motto has always been, chase your dream – if we can do it, so can you. We truly believe that”, says Brandon. “We have seen our dad do it; he built what he has from the ground up and that has given us the confidence to chase our dreams and turn our passion into a profession”.