Alright, the radness curve of this article resembles an uppercase U. We're currently just falling off that cliff, but stick with it yeah?

This morning, UK grime lord Stormzy pulled out of most of his remaining live shows for the forseeable future, citing reasons out of his control. That's not exactly great for us Down Under, considering the bloke was set to tear up Listen Out festival, which kicks off tomorrow, alongside Anderson .Paak, A$AP Ferg, Baauer and a slew of other legends.

Sorry once again ??????

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Right, we're here at the bottom of the U. It's a bit shit, especially if you're the kinda person who has worked 'merky' into your everyday vocabulary. Still, there's a slope back up to excellence, and it's the rapid announcement of replacements from Listen Out itself. 

After searching bloody quickly for "something special we can arrange in time for the festivals," Aussie crew One Day have been picked as the lucky act for the Melbourne, Sydney and Brissy legs of the fest. 

Over in Perth, still coasting on the mammoth emergence of newie Ra, Slumberjack will be pummelling punters with that sweet futurebass goodness. 

So, it is a bit shit that not one, but two landmark grime artists have canned their Australian tours in the space of a fortnight, but hell, at least punters have copped some dependable replacements:


Source: Triple J.
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