UPDATE: J. Cole Has Rescheduled the Inaugural Dreamville Festival
Update: Over the weekend, J. Cole announced a new date for his inaugural Dreamville Festival.
The festival will now go down on April 6, 2019. The festival will still be at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. And J. Cole will still headline the festival.
But the rest of lineup is up in the air.
NEW DATE! #dreamvillefest
🌻 April 6, 2019
🌻 @DixPark Raleigh, NC
— Dreamville Fest (@Dreamvillefest) September 21, 2018
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What a bummer
J. Cole has canceled the inaugural Dreamville Festival, which was supposed to go down on Saturday, September 15th. The reason? Hurricane Florence, which is heading to the Carolinas and which can eventually become a Category 5 hurricane.
On Monday night (September 10th) the rapper went to Twitter to make the announcement, saying that 30,000 people were expected to show up to the festival in Raleigh, North Carolina:
Mannn. Due to this Hurricane heading to NC, we have to cancel Dreamville Festival. We’re working to get another date, but right now safety is most important. I appreciate everybody that was headed to rock with us. 30,000 + were expected. 🤯🤯
All tickets will be refunded. Bsafe
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 10, 2018
The Dreamville Festival itself also released a statement, writing that they are “doing everything in our power to make this event happen at a later time.”
We were looking forward to sharing this moment with you. Be safe everyone. ❤️
— Dreamville Fest (@Dreamvillefest) September 10, 2018
The First Dreavmille Festival looked like it was going to be amazing: SZA, Young Thug, Teyana Taylor, Rapsody, and, of course, J. Cole were all set to perform.