News literally just through to the auspOp news desk is that the forthcoming Summerbeatz Festival has just got that much hotter, with the addition of two more big name acts. Akon and Ciara have now been added to the 2010 line-up, which already includes the likes of Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Soulja Boy, Travie McCoy and locals Stan Walker and DJ Nino Brown.
They’ll combine to perform more than four hours of thumping live music for the four events – one each in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
BUT, Akon will not perform in Melbourne, with promoter Dwayne Cross saying “It’s with great regret that we announce that Akon will not be performing in Melbourne on the Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. This is due to restrictions put on us by the Melbourne venue Rod Laver Arena. We have toured Akon in Australia many times before and we are extremely disappointed that Melbourne misses out on seeing such an amazing and popular performer, however, this situation is completely out of our hands. We look forward to Akon performing in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.”
November 19 : Brisbane (Entertainment Centre)
November 20 : Sydney (Acer Arena)
November 23 : Perth (Burswood Dome)
November 25 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena)