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Lauryn Hill, Davido, Tems to headline 2023 Promiseland Festival

Promiseland Festival has unveiled the line-up for its 2023 edition, with headliners including Lauryn Hill, Davido and Tems, reports NME. 

According to NME, the Afrobeats, reggae and R&B festival will take place across two days at the Gold Coast’s Doug Jennings Park from September 30 to October 1. 

Alongside Davido, Tems and Hill — the last of whom will mark her first visit to Australia in over four years — Promiseland will also welcome line-up acts Fireboy DML, L.A.B, Ayra Starr, Koffee and ONEFOUR.

The phase one line-up announcement made on February 27 includes more than 50 artistes. Stan Walker, House of Shem, Uncle Waffles, Gold Fang, Musa Keys and Katchafire also feature on the bill.  

Tickets to the event will go on sale on Wednesday, March 12 via Promiseland’s website.

“[We] had been working on the concept of a specialist festival to cater to Afrobeats, Amapiano, Reggae and R&B for some years”, Promiseland spokesperson Emal Naim said in a statement. “[We] knew that an event such as Promiseland was badly needed in Australia… We are now keen to establish Promiseland as a regular event on the Australian music calendar.”

Some 21,000 people attended Promiseland’s inaugural Australian edition last year, with performances by UB40, Scribe, PAUA and Wyclef Jean, among others. Hill’s 2023 appearance will celebrate the 25-year anniversary of her debut solo album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, which was released in 1998.

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