J. Cole, Ice Cube, Big Sean and Atmosphere Will Perform at Soundset 2015
Festival season is creepin on the come up as February turns to March and Soundset has unveiled its lineup for the 2015 edition of the festival. Hosted by Sway, St. Paul Slim and J. Pratt at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, the eighth edition of the festival will feature a who's-who list of artists and performers. Set to make appearances are Atmosphere, J. Cole, Ice Cube, Big Sean, Ludacris, Logic, Yelawolf, Dilated Peoples, Clockwork Indigo, Vic Mensa, Snif-N-Wessun and many more. Along with these performances on four different stages, there will be B-Boy battles, live DJs, artists painting live, skateboard demos and a custom car show. Scheduled for Sunday May 24, tickets go on sale on Saturday, Mar. 7 via Ticketweb. For more information, visit SoundsetFestival.com.
The Rhymesayers Entertainment-curated festival has been growing at a rapid rate over the past eight years. In 2013, the festival was attended by 28,000 fans and was headlined by Snoop Lion, Atmosphere, Juicy J and others. Last year, Nas (who performed Illmatic in full), Wiz Khalifa and Pusha T all descended upon Minnesota to tear up the stage. The festival got extra pub when Wiz Khalifa was released from prison in El, Paso Texas after being detained and charged with marijuana possession and made it just in time to rock the massive Soundset crowd. "I was in jail this morning from 6 AM to 2 PM in the afternoon," Wiz told Tracy G. of Sway In The Morning after the show. "And at 6 PM in the evening, I'm on stage."