Childish Gambino — aka actor, writer, comedian and musician Donald Glover — will headline the Listen Out festival in Brisbane.

Glover, who first came to prominence as the dimwitted but lovable Troy Barnes in the cult comedy series Community (before sailing away with guest star Levar Burton and never returning), has made a name for himself as a legitimately great rapper and pop star under his ‘Childish Gambino’ moniker.

Glover will headline a bill that also includes:

    • SBTRKT (DJ set)
    • Joey Bada$$
    • Alison Wonderland
    • Odesza
    • Rae Sremmurd
    • Golden Features
    • Dusky
    • Ryan Hemsworth
    • Ilovemakonnen
    • George Fitzgerald
    • Lido
    • Hayden James
    • Client Liaison
    • Roland Tings
    • Halfway Crooks
    • Jordan Burns
    • Triple J Unearthed Winner (TBA)

Local DJs are likely to round out the bill at each stop on the tour. The Brisbane leg of the festival will take place at Brisbane Showgrounds on Sunday 4 October; tickets are available from midday on Thursday 18 June at

“I think this year’s lineup is the closest yet to our vision for the show,” says John Wall, the director of tour promoter Fuzzy, “equal parts solid house, hip hop and quality electronica.”