The 13 Best Hip Hop Festivals To Attend In 2015

The 13 Best Hip Hop Festivals To Attend In 2015

2015 Beale Street Music festival

May 1-3, 2015

http://www.memphisinmay.org/musicfestival
http://www.memphisinmay.org/musicfestival

Featuring over 60 acts on 4 stages in scenic Tom Lee Park where Beale Street meets the Mississippi, offers music lovers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the art form they love best. The Beale Street Music Festival has grown into one of the largest parties in the United States, drawing people from all over the country to come experience a celebration of the birth of an expressive art form that materialized as the music known as the Blues. Gritty, raw, and full of emotion; Beale Street symbolizes everything that the Blues was born from.

Past performers include Public Enemy, The Roots, Big Boi, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Tone Loc, Nappy Roots, LL Cool J, and more.

**2015 Lineup not released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

3-day passes are available for purchase online through Ticketmaster or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

Single-day tickets will be available in February 2015.

Outside Lands 2015 Festival

August 7 – August 9 2015

https://www.facebook.com/SFOutsideLands
https://www.facebook.com/SFOutsideLands
 The Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco started with over 60 musical acts and art installations in Golden Gate Park. Now it clocks in about 40-60,000 people a day across many stages: Lands End Stage, Twin Peaks Stage, Sutro Stage, Panhandle Stage, and Presido stage. Outside Lands 2015 official dates are August 7 – 9.
Past performers included Kanye West, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Atmosphere, and Run The Jewels, and more.
**Tickets go on sale in April, Lineup will be released around the same time.  We will keep this updated as information is given.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015

July 17 – July 19, 2015

Chicago, Illinois
http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com/about/
http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com/about/
The Pitchfork Festival has become a highly regarded music festival with alternative, rap & hip-hop, electronic & dance music. On Twitter it often goes by #pitchforkfest, and the expected Pitchfork Festival 2015 dates are July 17 – 19.
Past performers included Kendrick Lamar, DJ Spinn, Danny Brown, Pusha T, Schoolboy Q, and more.
**2015 Lineup not released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL 2015

https://www.facebook.com/bkhiphopfest?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/bkhiphopfest?fref=ts

Established in 2005, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event that showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change.

In addition to musical performances, the Festival offers a number of activities for its audience, including: panel discussions, exhibitions, parties, an award show and a family-friendly block party. The Festival is more than a concert or outdoor fair. It is a family reunion for lovers of this great culture.

Past performances include: Kendrick Lamar, Homeboy Sandman and M.O.P., Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Black Thought of The Roots, Monie Love, Brand Nubian, and more.

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

Jersey Fresh Jam 2015

10 Year Anniversary!

Flicked by Gentrifried
Flicked by Gentrifried

The Jersey Fresh Jam is New Jersey’s premiere Hip Hop festival. Since 2005, the event has grown from a small, humble event into one the most respected celebrations of Hip Hop culture on the east coast. At the twilight of every summer, aerosol artists from far and wide converge to adorn the walls of Terracycle INC with their signature masterpieces, while local and regionally known emcees, bands, and DJs provide the soundtrack for the days festivities.This event is free and open to the public.

Past performances included: Mr. Fickle, Venomous 2000, Biz Mighty, Rich Quick,  Skrewtape, Sam Hill, Tone Liv, and more.

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. Expected date to fall sometime in August. We will keep this updated as information is given.

https://www.facebook.com/jerseyfreshjam

A3C FESTIVAL 2015

a3c_festival_2015
a3c_festival_2015

A3C has become a cultural institution and an incomparable cultural experience including: music, education, art, film, style, pro-audio and more. A3C features over 500 performances from living legends and rising stars to aspiring talent from across the world. A3C is curated by the most influential organizations, brands and artists within the international hip-hop community. Attendees walk, drive and fly to A3C from around the world to learn, network, party and enjoy 5 days of amazing events and experiences.

Past performances included: 9th Wonder, Black Thought, Cormega, 2 Chainz, Jay Electronica, Jean Grae, Kevin Gates, Kool Keith, Kid Capri, Masta Ace, Pharoah Monch, Rapsody, The Lox, and more.

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

June 11-14th 2015

https://www.facebook.com/bonnaroo
https://www.facebook.com/bonnaroo

Based in Tennessee, The BONNAROO Festival has had epic reviews as fans in previous years have camped out to see performances by Wu-Tang, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Ice Cube, Lauryn Hill and R.Kelly.

80,000 HAPPY CAMPERS. 700 ACRES OF TENNESSEE NATURE. 150 EPIC PERFORMANCES. 10+ STAGES OF MUSIC. DOZENS OF COMEDIANS. FOUR OF THE BEST DAYS EVER.

 The 2015 lineup includes: Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Freddie Gibs, Madlib, and more.

MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL 2015

http://a.madeinamericafest.com
http://a.madeinamericafest.com

In the past it was an exciting, two-day music festival in Philadelphia and Los Angeles Labor Day weekend. JAY Z curated the blockbuster roster of talent, which  included more than 60 artists that embody the American spirit performing across 3 stages in each city; on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park and in L.A. Grand Park in Los Angeles.

Past performances included: Kanye West, J Cole, Chance The Rapper, Big Daddy Kane, Rita Ora, Ab Soul, and more

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

 ROCK THE BELLS FESTIVAL 2015

http://www.rockthebells.net/
http://www.rockthebells.net/
Rock The Bells events usually happen in July and August, with schedules and lineups officially released in May of that year. The 2015 events will most likely be held in San Bernadino, California; Mountain View, California; and two locations on the East Coast, which in the past have been in New Jersey and Florida.  Last year, The 2014 Rock The Bells for DC and New York was abruptly canceled. The reason?  Lack of ticket sales.
Some of the biggest hip-hop names to perform at Rock The Bells include the Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5, Nas, Lauryn Hill, Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Zion-I, Redman, The Roots, Public Enemy, David Banner, Rahzel, Hangar 18, Hieroglyphics, UGK, Ghostface, The Cool Kids, Wale, B.o.B., Tyga, The Pack, Common, Busta Rhymes, Childish Gambino, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Atmosphere, Ice Cube, DMX, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, E-40 & Too Short, and Slick Rick.
**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

2015 CounterPoint Festival

May 22nd-24th, 2015

http://www.counterpointfestival.com/
http://www.counterpointfestival.com/
The 2015 CounterPoint Festival is a 3-day event celebrating the best in today’s music and arts. With three stages, art installations, activities, and plenty of food and drinks, there’s so much to take in and experience.
Past Performance included: OutKast, J. Cole, Major Lazer, Krewella, Janelle Monae and more.
This years lineup includes The Roots and more.

PAID DUES 2015

http://paidduesfestival.com/
http://paidduesfestival.com/

Paid Dues is an urban lifestyle event presented by Murs 3:16 in association with Guerilla Union. With acts such as Living Legends, Sage Francis, Visionaries & more, Paid Dues represents the vibrant indie rap scene often ignored by mainstream popularity.

The 2014 Event was cancelled but was told he is “using this time to restructure my business in order to bring you Paid Dues for 2015. Thank you for your continued support and I look forward
to celebrating Paid Dues 10 Year anniversary with you next spring.”

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

Sasquatch 2015

May 22nd-25th, 2015

sasquatch_festival_2015
sasquatch_festival_2015

Following a sold out and critically acclaimed 2014 festival, Sasquatch! Music Festival will return to The Gorge – the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA – for four days over Memorial Day weekend (May 22-25, 2015).

Past performances included: ScHoolboy Q, Mos Def, OutKast, Kid Cudi, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, The Knix, Shabazz Palaces, Drake and more.

**Lineup is coming in February 2015. We will keep this updated as information is given.

Rock Steady Crew 2015 Annual Show

https://www.facebook.com/RockSteadyCrew77
https://www.facebook.com/RockSteadyCrew77

Founded in 1977, Rock Steady Crew is an American b-boying crew and hip hop group which has became a franchise name for multiple groups in other locations. Each year they’ve been having anniversary events that bring thousands of people.

Past performances included: Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, Brand Nubian, Special Ed, Homeboy Sandman, Rasheed Chappell,  M.O.P., Slick Rick, Das Efx, DJ Red Alert, and more.

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

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