If your summer 2018 music festival budget isn't already tapped, we have another one worth checking out. Wednesday, Minnesota's Soundset Festival unveiled its 2018 artist lineup and "experiences" roster.
Tyler the Creator, Migos, Jaden Smith, Erykah Badu, Logic, Brockhampton, Ice-T, DJ Jazzy JEff, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kamaiyah, and more are among this year's performers. Wu-Tang Clan is also on the bill, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
Experiences for this year's edition of the long-running festival freestyle sessions, a custom car show, a skateboard "showdown," and live painting. Soundset, presented by Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose, hits Minnesota State Fairgrounds May 27. See the full lineup announcement below, then grab tickets here.
Tyler, fresh off a Grammy nomination for Flower Boy, is all over the festival circuit this year. He'll also be headlining Boston Calling, Coachella, Beale Street Music Festival, Sasquatch, We Love Green, and more. Presently, Tyler is on the road with Rex Orange County and Taco.
Next month, Tyler will appear at a student-organized UC Santa Barbara event billed as "In Conversation with Tyler the Creator." The talk, if Tyler's recent hour-long YouTube discussion with Jerrod Carmichael is any indication, should result in plenty of reading material.
"A lot of people mix up depression with self-awareness," Tyler said during that must-watch discussion. "Like someone's like, 'Dude, this album's depressing,' and I'm like 'No, I never said I was depressed.' I'm lonely, but I'm having the most fun of my goddamn life." Same.