J. Cole has revealed that his huge homecoming event Dreamville Festival will return as a two-day event this time. The event, which debuted in 2019, has expanded in scale, with two festival dates on April 2 and April 3, 2022. The confirmation of the festival was made while announcing the dates for his The Off-Season Tour with 21 Savage which will be held at Raleigh’s historic Dorothea Dix Park.
While the 2022 list has yet to be announced, the 2019 lineup includes the entire Dreamville roster, with everyone from Ari Lennox to EarthGang playing, as well as non-Dreamville artists such as SZA, Big Sean, 21 Savage, 6lack, and Nelly. Cole, of course, performed at the occasion.
“It’s exciting to finally be back,” said Dreamville Partner and Festival President, Adam Roy. “Ever since we wrapped our first fest, we’ve been waiting to get back to the park with our Dreamville family. 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.”
Next year’s festival will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results obtained within 72 hours of the event. A portion of the fest’s proceeds will go toward the Dreamville Foundation and the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy.
General admission and VIP passes for the event go live on Friday at 10 a.m. ET, with pre-sale available Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET for those who sign up to the event’s newsletter here.