North Carolina-raised, Grammy Award-winning, and multi-platinum hip-hop artist J. Cole and his Dreamville team are proud to reveal the full music lineup for the second edition of Dreamville Festival, which returns this spring on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3.
Following a sold-out inaugural one-day event in 2019, Dreamville has successfully revitalized the brand’s flagship music festival property Dreamville Festival, which is one of the largest annual artist-run music festivals in the country and also one of the largest annual events on the Eastern US seaboard, as it expands to two days this April. Dreamville Festival is also expected to once again generate millions of dollars for the local and North Carolina economy.
For his festival’s long-awaited return, Cole has invited some of his favorite artists and collaborators to join him in his home state of North Carolina for one of the most anticipated music events of the year. Day 1 on Saturday will be headlined by Lil Baby, with additional performances from WizKid, Kehlani, Morray, and Fivio Foreign, among others. Sunday features the first-ever performance of DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz with Lil Wayne, Jeezy, & T.I., as well as a diverse slate of artists like Moneybagg Yo, Bia, Rico Nasty, Wale, and Larry June, plus a headlining set from J. Cole to close out the 2022 festival.
The expanded two-day event will also mark a rare reunion for Dreamville Records as Cole is bringing together the entire music roster to perform at the fest. Notable Dreamville acts set to perform in addition to Cole include Ari Lennox, Bas, J.I.D, EarthGang, Cozz, and Omen, plus Lute who hails from nearby Charlotte.
In addition to the debut of the Gangsta Grillz collaborative performance featuring three southern rap icons and hosted by none other than DJ Drama, fans at Dreamville Festival 2022 will be treated to a special on-stage reunion from Ja Rule and Ashanti, as well as R&B’s auto-tune pioneer T-Pain.
A portion of proceeds from the 2022 event will be donated to the official Dreamville Festival charity partners, the Dreamville Foundation and Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy.