Playback 808 City of Verses Festival ’18

Playback 808 City Of Verses Festival Adelaide Hip Hop


Celebrating independent music & art in a unique multicultural line up at Nexus Arts August 31. The idea of this festival is to welcome all different genres from hip hop soul & world music to alternative pop & jazz. Playback 808 is an Australian-based independent record label & multifaceted creative movement founded in 2011 by sonic activist/recording artist Dyspora (Gabriel Akon).

Some Australian 'Leaders' have recently been dividing us for political gain and we've chosen to retaliate and fight back by uniting the people through the power of music at the inaugural Playback 808 Festival.
We're excited to launch an ALL AGES event that will give 20 + local Artists an opportunity to share their stories and sounds.

Playback 808 Festival takes place on the land of Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains, who are the traditional custodians of this land. Playback 808 Festival ’18 acknowledges their continuing culture and pays respect to elders past present & future.

"Most of us came to this country to turn nothing into something. It is heartbreaking to see certain Australian media outlets and politicians vilify an entire community just to win votes. Racism is the cancer of humanity and we should be fighting it instead of using it to push any agenda. " - Dyspora (Gabriel Akon)

Welcome to Playback 808 festival ’18:

DyspOra • E L K • Alaak NeSs • ELSY • Eman • AJAK • Majiik • Ruru • J MILLA • Prospeks • Xander James • Vuyokazi • Nvsty Militia • MC SYRN (Host) • Active Progress • Tony Ward • Ikas Millis • Joseph Duigan • OBEY •Oc3aneyes • Mapaka • Manal Younus (Poetry) • AC5 • Adac • JAYCO •Aquade • TAMILIAN • Lord Bravo • Sarwar Ali • BaRnaba$ • Taaid Fame •Stefan Rossi • JP BarBaric • Eskatology • Francis Tuo • WILDSTYLE ENTERTAINMENT DJS

Friday August 31

Doors @ 7                                            



Ticket Link

Playback808 Website