By Jack Barnes
Uniting people of all generations and regions to celebrate the enduring power of rap music, Sean Combs called Rolling Loud “the Woodstock of Hip-Hop.” After closing out its biggest and most successful event yet in Miami, Rolling Loud is pleased to announce Rolling Loud Bay Area 2018, occurring September 15th and 16th. Its second annual installment in the region, Rolling Loud Bay Area 2018 will bring a star-studded lineup of rap titans, rising stars, and regional favorites to the Oakland Coliseum Grounds, easily accessible by BART. The official lineup announcement is forthcoming, but in the meantime, watch the goosebump-inducing festival trailer and turn up to Rolling Loud’s official playlist, which boasts hot tracks from festival performers such as A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, YG, Playboi Carti, Lil Baby, and many more. Tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday, June 1st, at 10am PDT.
“We’re excited to bring the second Bay Area installment of Rolling Loud to Oakland, the heart of the Bay and home to some of the greatest to ever do it,” says Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif. “The Bay Area holds a special place in our hearts as it was the first place we expanded to in 2017 outside of our hometown of Miami and the people embraced us with open arms. We are looking forward to doing it bigger and better this September at the Oakland Coliseum Grounds.”
Expanding from two to three days and moving from Bayfront Park to Hard Rock Stadium, Rolling Loud proved that bigger is better in 2018. With over 140 artists performing during an action-packed weekend, the Rolling Loud 2018 brought over 60,000 fans per day to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens earlier this month. Headlined by J. Cole, Travis Scott & Future, Rolling Loud 2018 boasted performances from heavy-hitters like Migos and Lil Uzi Vert, veterans like N*E*R*D, The Diplomats and Juicy J, established names such as Young Thug, Big K.R.I.T., Young Dolph and Rick Ross, and risers like Playboi Carti, Lil Skies, Ski Mask The Slump God, Trippie Redd and many more. Founded by Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif, recently the subject of a feature in the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Loud continues to expand its profile as one of the most successful and valuable festival brands in the music business.
Buy tickets for Rolling Loud Bay Area 2018 here (available Friday June 1st at 10am PDT): http://www.rollingloud.
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