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Dreamville Fest to return to Raleigh in 2020

Posted December 10, 2019 12:16 p.m. EST
Updated December 10, 2019 1:14 p.m. EST

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's Dix Park on April 4, 2020, organizers announced Tuesday.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday at noon, but a limited number of specially priced tickets are available now by signing up on the Dreamville website to receive a presale code.

Early-bird tickets start at $79. VIP packages, which include premium viewing areas, faster entry into the event, dedicated bars and food vendors and private restrooms, are also available starting at $229.

The event sold out last year.

The inaugural Dreamville Festival was held this past April, 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 40,000 person crowd, which resulted in unreasonably long lines for meals.

Headliners will be announced in early 2020. The 2019 bill included Cole, Nelly, Rapsody, SZA, Big Sean and 21 Savage.

As with its first year, the 2020 festival will benefit the Dreamville Foundation and Dix Park Conservancy.

J. Cole was born in Germany but was raised in Fayetteville.

“On behalf of the Dreamville team, we couldn’t be more proud to announce the festival’s return to Raleigh and the beautiful state of North Carolina. Being able to experience firsthand the positive and substantial impact that this festival made in the local community was a humbling experience and something I hope we can continue to build upon for years to come,” said Cole's manager and Dreamville Records president Ibrahim “IB” Hamad said.

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