By CLTure News
September 27, 2021
J. Cole has announced today the expansion of Dreamville Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina to two days, taking place April 2-3, 2022 at Dorothea Dix Park. The second-year festival has had a bit of bad luck with the inaugural 2018 date being rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence and 2020’s event cancelled due to the pandemic. The misfortunes were addressed in a hilarious YouTube video released by Dreamville starring EarthGang’s WowGr8 (watch below).
“It’s exciting to finally be back. Ever since we wrapped our first fest, we’ve been waiting to get back to the park with our Dreamville family,” said Dreamville Partner and Festival President, Adam Roy in a press release. “We had to come back bigger and better than before. With the fest moving to two days, Dreamville Festival is about to become the festival our team has always dreamt about. We want this to grow into one of the premier annual music experiences in the country.”
In 2019, the festival drew over 40,000 fans to Raleigh’s largest city park, Dorothea Dix Park, with acts like SZA, Ari Lennox, 21 Savage, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean, Young Thug, J.I.D, Rapsody, and many more. The 2022 music lineup will be revealed soon according to the press release, and a special pre-sale will also be available for fans starting at 10:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, September 28. To take advantage of the early access, fans must sign up for the official Dreamville Festival newsletter.
Dreamville Festival will also require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test obtained within 72 hours of attending the event, which has become the norm for most festivals and concerts in 2021.