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Doors: 8pm // MAY-A: 8.30pm // Banoffee: 9.20pm // Wafia: 10.30pm


Hailed by VOGUE as “the 24-year-old, Muslim, Iraqi-Syrian, queer artist that is single handedly shaking up the music industry with her ‘purposeful pop,’” Wafia has made waves for magnifying identifiable and idiosyncratic experiences in the form of alternative electro anthems rich with keen observation and lyrical power. She first arrived with an initial series of independent releases and collaborations but truly captured the world’s attention with her featured role on Louis the Child’s 2018 smash, “Better Not (Feat. Wafia),” streaming HERE. The track earned worldwide streams in excess of 200 million along with a RIAA Gold certification and widespread acclaim from the likes of W, Idolator, Ladygunn, NPR, Wonderland, i-D, and more.

Now based in Los Angeles after growing up in Australia, Wafia quickly followed up with her own “I’m Good,” drawing millions of worldwide streams as well as further applause from The FADER, which wrote, “Produced by John Hill and co-written with Wrabel, (‘I’m Good’ is) built around a pulsing beat and shimmery instrumentation that, together, sound like a moment of self-confident clarity.” “I’m Good” is “a perfect song,” declared Refinery 29. “The groove…is truly second to none, and paired with (Wafia’s) airy vocals, it makes for a next-level conception on a classic genre of song.”

With over 300 million worldwide streams to her name thus far, Wafia is keenly aware of her position in life and is committed to empowering marginalized communities, at home and abroad, while also helping women of all shapes, sizes, and nationalities find themselves in her music. Though her unique art is distinctly personal, Wafia firmly believes creative gifts are meant to be shared and is passionately determined to create a positive environment that says all are welcome here.

"Wafia is the Muslim, Iraqi-Syrian, queer artist that is single-handedly shaking up the music industry with her ‘purposeful pop’ – her multi-national identity being at the epicenter of her music.” -VOGUE

“Armed with a euphonious voice and a penchant for brooding synths, you know she's the real deal…” -NYLON

“Vulnerability and transparency is what makes Wafia's music so powerful…” i-D

Atlantic Records have announced the label debut single from groundbreaking singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Wafia. “Hurts (Feat. Louis the Child & Whethan)” is available today at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. The bouncy, euphoric track is joined by a stunning companion video directed by acclaimed Chicago-based filmmaker collective, Weird Life Films  (Laura Gordon, Mike Monachos, Ryan Ohm and Jackson James) and is now streaming HERE.


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