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Listen Out vows to be 'a lot louder' in 2016

The festival's sound on Saturday was compared to listening to music on an iPhone in a glass

  • SCOTT CARBINES
  • 29 September 2015

Australia's Listen Out has promised to be "a lot louder" next year after the volume at the festival's Melbourne leg was criticised heavily on the weekend.

Festival-goers took to the Listen Out Facebook page to ask for the music to be turned up during Saturday's event, featuring Dusky, George Fitzgerald and Hayden James, comparing the sound to listening to SBTRKT on an iPhone in a glass, among other things.

The festival today responded to the barrage of social media posts, citing noise restrictions and environmental factors at the new Catani Gardens site on the St Kilda foreshore as reasons behind the lack of volume.

"Unfortunately predictions before the day of where sound will go don't always turn out to be as accurate as you'd like," the festival posted. "We're confident that the sound at Listen Out Melbourne 2016 will be a lot louder."

But with 2016 a fair way off, the posts getting the most likes are still 'things you shouldn't have been able to hear at Listen Out Melbourne 2015', including phone conversations with your mum and that couple breaking up next to you.

Listen Out featuring SBTRKT, Ryan Hemsworth and Joey Badass rolls into Sydney and Brisbane this weekend October 3 & 4.

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