The other half of the month’s bookend that includes Pharrell’s Something In The Water Festival (which returns to Virginia Beach in 2023), J. Cole has announced the lineup for the 2023 installment of his Dreamville Festival.
Clearly Jermaine is one of us elder folks, as this year he gives the marquee to one Usher Raymond, who’s been experiencing a resurgence thanks in part to his critically-acclaimed NPR Tiny Desk Concert and his long-running Las Vegas residency. Burna Boy is also an easy lay-up, as he’s also one of the biggest musicians on the planet. The interesting thing, of course, is that Cole and Drake will perform on stage together for the first time in… forever.
The likes of Lil Durk, City Girls, Sean Paul, Jessie Reyez, Key Glock, Summer Walker, J.I.D, GloRilla, Bas, Waka Flaka Flame, Mario, and several others will also join the entire Dreamville camp throughout the weekend: Ari Lennox, J.I.D, EARTHGANG, Bas, Cozz, Omen, and Lute.
The Dreamville Festival takes place at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 1-2. Tickets are now available.