Here Are the 2018 Hip-Hop Music Festivals You Need to See
The year is nearly over, but there are still plenty of festivals to attend. Naturally hip-hop, America's most dominant genre, has prime placement on their stages.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival always brings out the big names and this year's proceedings were no different. Eminem, The Weeknd, Tyler, the Creator and Migos, are the hip-hop power players who took over Indio, Calif. in April. Cardi B notably made her first Coachella appearance, while XXL Freshman alumni Vince Staples, Kyle, DeJ Loaf, Kamaiyah, Aminé and French Montana performed as well.
Eminem led the pack at The Governor's Ball Music Festival 2018, along with Travis $cott and N.E.R.D, who closed out 2017 with their highly celebrated No_One Ever Really Dies LP. 2 Chainz, Vic Mensa and A$AP Twelvyy also joined the guys at Randall's Island Park the first weekend in June.
Westside Gunn & Conway have already hit the stage at a handful of national festivals this year. One of their biggest gigs was on the Harvard campus at Boston Calling, which also saw performances from Noname, Bryson Tiller, Belly and Leikeli47.
Across the pond, the 2018 Wireless Festival arranged a lineup that could make even the biggest concert-goer catch a case of FOMO. On the weekend of July 6, J. Cole, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Lil Uzi Vert and more American hip-hop stars joined blokes' Giggs, Mist, J Hus and Stormzy at London's Finsbury Park for a festive, star-studded weekend.
Though festivals like J. Cole's Dreamville, Travis Scott's Astroworld, Made in America and Tyler, the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival are right around the corner, there's still enough time to save up while 2018's hottest acts make their way onto the prestigious lineups. Take a look below to see who will be where at every major festival taking place this year, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
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