News: Rolling Loud Festival Announces Global Expansion
Miami-Based Festival Introduces Shows in California, Japan, China, and United Kingdom in 2017 and 2018
Rolling Loud Festival is celebrating its third year with a massive global expansion. Today, the festival’s co-founders, Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler, announce the 2017 – 2018 calendar, with off-shoot festivals and events scheduled to be produced in California (Bay Area and Southern California), China, Japan, and the United Kingdom, and, of course, with the festival’s flagship event scheduled to be produced in Miami, Florida, where the festival was originally launched in 2015. Rolling Loud’s Bay Area dates will be October 21 and 22, 2017, and its Southern California dates will be December 16, and 17, 2017. In 2018, the festival will arrive in China, Japan, and the United Kingdom with dates yet to be announced. The festival’s 2018 Miami dates will be in May.
The 2017 Rolling Loud Festival in Miami featured performances from the biggest names in rap, such as Lil Wayne, Future, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, and A$AP Rocky, along with performances from rap’s rising stars, including Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert, among many others. Over 40,000 people attended the three-day festival held at Bayfront Park.
Speaking about the expansion, Cherif said: “Rolling Loud is the #1 hip-hop festival in the world. After selling out three consecutive years in a row in Miami, it’s time to take the Rolling Loud experience on the road. Rap music is the most popular and fastest growing genre of music, and the world deserves to experience curated lineups of its champions.”
“Each show will feature a different assortment of hip-hop’s biggest superstars as well as underground heavyweights,” said Zingler. “Miami will remain as our home and premier event as we establish the Rolling Loud brand around the world.”
The lineups for 2017’s shows in the Bay Area and Southern California will be unveiled shortly, as well as updates on the remaining shows that are taking place in the coming calendar year. In the meantime, the festival has released a recap video from this year’s festivities in Miami.
Watch the 2017 Rolling Loud Festival Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8fsLAtlzC4
About Rolling Loud Festival:Rolling Loud Festival is one of rap’s premier music festival experiences. The festival was the brainchild of co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matthew Zingler, who began organizing shows under their concert production brand Dope Entertainment in 2010. The two created Rolling Loud Festival in 2015 as a one-day festival for 6,000 attendees. Three years later, the festival’s Miami chapter has expanded into a three-day event, with the festival expanding worldwide in the coming year.
Rolling Loud 2017 Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8fsLAtlzC4