Rolling Loud Recruits Legendary Professional Wrestler Ric Flair in Advertisement For Miami 2018 Festival
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“Rolling Loud Festival Is a Hip-Hop Fan’s Version of Disney World.” – XXL
“Rolling Loud Embodies Rap in 2017.” – Complex
After drawing over the total sum of 120,000 attendees in 2017 to their flagship event, Rolling Loud Miami, the Rolling Loud Festival is prepared to up the ante in 2018. In addition to booking some of the biggest acts in hip-hop such as headliners J. Cole, Travis Scott, and Future, the festival has recruited an unlikely figure to help promote itself: Professional wrestling icon Ric Flair. The “Nature Boy” dishes out his signature catchphrases while also singling out some of the marquee names on the bill, including his good buddy Offset (of the Migos). Taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on May 11-13, Rolling Loud 2018 will feature heavy-hitters like Cardi B and Lil Uzi Vert, veterans like N*E*R*D, The Diplomats and Juicy J, established names such as Young Thug, Big K.R.I.T., Young Dolph and Rick Ross, and risers like Playboi Carti, Lil Skies, Ski Mask The Slump God, Trippie Redd and many more.
“After expanding the brand to the west coast, we are proud to come home to present the Rolling Loud Miami 2018 lineup,” says Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif. “Our team left no stone unturned while booking what we believe to be the most current portrayal of rap music today, including the most popular rappers, as well as the critical darlings still on the come-up. We also are very excited to present the show at Hard Rock Stadium, a global entertainment destination that we will be able to properly accommodate fans and artists alike.”
Attracting dozens of hip-hop’s biggest names for a nonstop weekend of great music, Rolling Loud is the biggest festival brand in hip-hop. Drawing a massive crowd to Bayfront Park in Miami, Rolling Loud 2017 not only provided value to the city’s music fans, but also generated $75 million for the local Miami economy, per a report from The Washington Economics Group. According to the WEG, Rolling Loud Miami created 815 jobs in the Miami area, contributed $30 million worth of household income to the citizens of Miami-Dade County and added $46 million worth of value to the area’s GDP. Rolling Loud Miami contributed $31.7 million to the knowledge-based industries and $27.4 million to the visitor and tourism industries, as well as making smaller, but still significant impacts on trade and transportation, construction, retail and government sectors. These numbers quantify how youthful enthusiasm for music, and particularly hip-hop via Rolling Loud, can directly and indirectly improve the economic health of a neighborhood.
After three successful years in Miami, Rolling Loud began the first stage of its global expansion in 2017, hosting the with the sold-out Rolling Loud Bay Area in October at the Shoreline Festival Grounds in Mountain View, California. The festival was a massive success, buoyed by the impressive lineup, headlined by Lil Wayne, Travis Scott and Schoolboy Q, as well as the strong word of mouth generated by the three Miami festivals. Rolling Loud’s global expansion continued with the equally successful Rolling Loud SoCal in December, headlined by Future, Schoolboy Q, Migos, Gucci Mane and Lil Uzi Vert.
Watch Ric Flair’s Advertisement For Rolling Loud 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfNPhClKsUI
Buy tickets for Rolling Loud 2018 here: http://www.rollingloud.com/
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 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.
Buy Tickets for Rolling Loud: RollingLoud.com
Ric Flair Advertisement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfNPhClKsUI
Rolling Loud 2017 Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8fsLAtlzC4