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Dreamville Fest expands to two days, announces COVID protocols

Posted September 27, 2021 12:10 p.m. EDT
Updated September 27, 2021 1:37 p.m. EDT

Thousands of hip-hop fans flocked to Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, N.C. for the inaugural Dreamville Festival on Saturday, April 7, 2019. (Photo By: Baird Photography / WRAL.com)

Dreamville Festival, the popular music festival from rapper J. Cole, will return to Raleigh in April 2022 with a two-day event.

The festival made the announcement on Monday that it will be held April 2-3, 2022, at Dix Park. In order to enter the festival, guests will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of attending the event.

General admission and VIP tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 1, via the Dreamville Festival website. Fans signed up for the Dreamville Festival newsletter will get early-bird access to tickets starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

The first Dreamville Festival was held in April, 2019 after being postponed from its original September 2018 date due to Hurricane Florence.

It was the first major concert event at Dix Park and went off with few issues. While heavy traffic and long lines were to be expected, the event didn't have nearly enough food vendors to handle the sell-out 40,000 person crowd, which resulted in unreasonably long lines for meals.

Dreamville Fest was set to hold its second annual event in Raleigh's Dix Park in April 2020, but it was postponed due to COVID-19.

Headliners for the 2022 festival have not yet been announced. The 2019 bill included Cole, Nelly, Rapsody, SZA, Big Sean and 21 Savage.

The Dreamville Festival benefits the Dreamville Foundation and Dix Park Conservancy.

J. Cole, who was born in Germany but was raised in Fayetteville, will also be performing this year in Greensboro. "The Off-Season Tour" will feature Cole, 21 Savage and Morray at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sept. 28. Tickets go on sale for that show on Friday.

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