The City of Port Phillip is proud to announce Australian rapper, lyricist and hip hop artist Briggs is joining the 2016 St Kilda Festival line up.
Renowned within the Australian music industry for his albums The Blacklist and Sheplife, Briggs’ thought provoking style and lyrics are traditional, paying homage to his Yorta-Yorta heritage that represents a long line of leaders and story tellers with a modern sound and hip-hop fusion uniquely Australian.
Briggs joins St Kilda Festival on Sunday 14 February 2016, replacing Gurrumul, and will be performing a number of Gurrumul songs in tribute to the artist who is no longer able to perform due to health reasons. Briggs has said he is honoured to perform at St Kilda Festival this year.
“G is my brother, I trust he will be better soon and back to his rock star self. These aren’t ideal conditions to accept a show because I never want to hear of a friend unwell but I’m honoured Gurrumul asked I step in for this date he can’t fulfill, we are family and that’s my brother. I’ll endeavour to do him and the team at Skinnyfish Music justice. I’ll bring my amazing band and represent for us both at this year’s St Kilda Fest,” said Briggs.
Briggs will be performing on the Main Stage during St Kilda Festival on Sunday 14 February at 4:45pm