Spring is approaching, which means we’re rapidly heading into festival season. And as usual, hip-hop is a dominating force across these worldwide shows.
The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is always one of the first shows to kick off the season, and with headlining acts this year that include Childish Gambino, Gucci Gang (comprised of Smokepurpp, Gucci Mane and Lil Pump), Wiz Khalifa, YG and more, it’s definitely going to be turnt up. Ticketholders were almost set to see Kanye West this year as well—he ultimately pulled out because the organizers reportedly wouldn’t construct the custom-built dome that he wanted for his set in the middle of the festival grounds.
Acts like Cardi B, Lil Wayne, Migos and Rae Sremmurd are dominating the festival scene in 2019. Fans will have various chances to catch them live, including 2019 Rolling Loud Miami, where they’ll all be taking the stage.
More festivals are on the horizon as well, including the rescheduling of J. Cole’s first annual Dreamville Festival and Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, but as it’s still a bit early in the year, those lineups have yet to be announced. In the meantime, check out XXL‘s list below of every major festival featuring hip-hop talent in 2019.
Check Out the 2019 Hip-Hop Music Festivals You Need to See