North Carolina-raised, Grammy Award-nominated J. Cole has announce the new full music line-up for his inaugural Dreamville Festival, a new one-day music festival experience making its debut on Saturday, 6 April at Dorothea Dix Park near downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. For tickets and further information, please visit the festival’s official website.
The event, produced in partnership with Dreamville and ScoreMore Shows, will be the first event of its kind for the region as it looks to provide a thoughtfully-curated, multi-stage music event from J. Cole, who was raised in nearby Fayetteville, North Carolina.
This year’s festival will offer attendees a line-up of music artists selected by Cole himself, which will include some of today’s biggest hip-hop and R&B acts, along with several artists from North Carolina that will showcase the incredible musical and creative talents that reside across the festival’s host state.
Dreamville Festival will welcome its curator, J. Cole, to headline and close out the first-year fest. J. Cole has also tapped several notable chart-topping artists to join him for Year 1, including Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter SZA, who will perform in support of her debut studio album, Ctrl, released to universal acclaim, featuring multiple hits spanning from ‘Love Galore’ and ‘The Weekend’ to ‘Supermodel’, among others.
Also on the bill is Detroit-native and Grammy Award-nominated Big Sean, who continues to prep for the highly-anticipated release of his next studio album following the collaborative project, Double Or Nothin, with Metro Boomin and his last solo project, I Decided, which has since been certified platinum; as well as Atlanta’s own 21 Savage, who is currently riding high off of the success of his second studio album, released in December, i am > i was, which debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200 chart and features the smash hit ‘a lot’ with J. Cole himself.
Additional performers set to grace the festival’s main stages include R&B singer 6LACK, who will perform in support of his most recent album, East Atlanta Love Letter, which also features an appearance by J. Cole on ‘Pretty Little Fears’ that was Grammy Award-nominated for “Best Rap/Sung Performance”; Nelly, who will perform a variety of hits from his over two-decade long career; and singer/songwriter Teyana Taylor, who is oft-labeled as the “First Lady of G.O.O.D Music” (the well-known record label created by Kanye West and headed by Pusha T) and who released her latest album K.T.S.E. (Keep That Same Energy) last summer as the final project in a five-week, five-album campaign produced entirely by Kanye West himself.
Dreamville will also feature some of today’s hottest up-and-coming artists from across the globe such as Nigeria-based singer/songwriter/producer Davido, who continues to tease new music from his upcoming project that will serve as a follow up to his debut album, Omo Baba Olowo; and Chicago-born rapper Saba, who released his second album, Care For Me, in April of 2018.