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J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival announces artist lineup

March 19, 2019 GMT

The line-up of artists expected to participate in this year’s inaugural Dreamville Festival has been announced, and the headlining act will be J. Cole himself.

The daylong event is scheduled for April 6 at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park and ticket prices for the event start at $49 and go up to $449, according the the Dreamville Festival website.

According to organizers, the line-up includes performances from Grammy Award-winning and nominated artists SZA, Big Sean, 6LACK, 21 Savage and Nelly.

Festival gates are scheduled to open at noon on Saturday.

Other artists slated to attend include, Teyana Taylor, Davido, Rapsody and Mez.

The Festival will also mark a rare occurrence in which the entire Dreamville Records roster will be performing at one event including Bas, J.I.D, Cozz, Earthgang, Ari Lennox, Omen and Lute, organizers said.

Originally, festival promoters had planned on holding the event on Sept. 15, 2018 but Hurricane Florence prompted organizers to reschedule the event in 2019.

At the time organizers said fans who purchased tickets for the original event date in September had the option of retaining their existing tickets, which would be honored for the new date, or fans could have requested a full refund. Officials have not publicly revealed how many fans requested the refunds.

Many of artists performing next month were also slated to hit the stage on the original date. The most notable changes are the absence is Young Thug and addition of 21 Savage.

J. Cole, a Grammy-nominated rapper who lived in Fayetteville, has decided to turn the festival into a fundraiser for hurricane victims.

Organizers said Dreamville Festival will donate proceeds to help hurricane victims across the state as well as to the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy and the Dreamville Foundation, a nonprofit J.Cole founded in 2011 to “bridge the gap” between the worlds of opportunity and the urban youth of Fayetteville.

The full list of performers:

The full music lineup for the Dreamville Festival 2019 includes: