The rapper’s label first shared the news through a comical, mock news segment on a channel called “Dreamville News” across the company’s social channels. Cole previously announced the festival’s return in tandem with the dates for his tour supporting his latest album, The Off-Season, and he has now confirmed the two-day event will take place in Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park.
“It’s exciting to finally be back. Ever since we wrapped our first fest, we’ve been waiting to get back to the park with our Dreamville family,” said Adam Roy, president of Dreamville Festival, in a release. “We had to come back bigger and better than before. With the fest moving to two days, Dreamville Festival is about to become the festival our team has always dreamt about. We want this to grow into one of the premier annual music experiences in the country.”
The “No Role Modelz” rapper first announced his Dreamville Festival in 2018, with a lineup featuring SZA, Big Sean, Young Thug and several other top-shelf artists. However, the inaugural event was canceled due to Hurricane Florence, and the festival’s first iteration did not take place until April of the following year. Dreamville Festival 2022 will mark the second edition of the event, as the 2020 festival was also canceled due to the COVID pandemic.
The Dreamville Festival 2022 lineup has not yet been announced.
Watch Dreamville’s humorous announcement above.
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