Australian rapper Illy
Australian rapper Illy Contributed

Lennox to get a free concert by Illy

AUSTRALIAN rapper Illy will be offering a free gig at Lennox Head within the next fortnight after a local man won a social media competition setup by the artist.

The 'Illy One for the City' competition asked Illy's fan to take a picture of their hometown and post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

"The competition was based on Illy giving back to his fans," said a Warner Music spokesperson.

"We want to give a town or city the chance to have a free intimate gig, something that the usually wouldn't get or be included in, when the usually touring  route happens.

"So Illy went with the idea from his latest single - One For The City, so he asked fans via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to post a picture of the best part of their hometown and tell him why in 25 words or less, why he should play their hometown".

Lennox Head's Nick Lohman submitted an image of the Lennox Head beach at sunset and was named the winner late last week.

The details of the gig (date, time and location) and how can Lennox locals get into the guest list will be released soon, as the gig should be completed by min-november.

The concert will be Illy's comeback to the Northern Rivers after a triumphant headliner performance at Splendour in the Grass 2014. 


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