Young Thug will play his first ever Australian shows at next year’s Laneway Festival.

The Atlanta rapper – best known for his mixtapes and his collaborations with the likes of Travis Scott and Jamie xx – joins the previously announced D.D. Dumbo in filling the gap left by The Julie Ruin, who were forced to pull out of their Summer Australasian tour at the end of November.

Laneway Festival co-founder Danny Rogers says: “We’re not in the habit of announcing artists late in the piece, but Young Thug and D.D Dumbo are two artists that have been at the very top of our list the past couple of years. We found out they were available and just couldn’t resist.”