J. Cole has announced the first annual Dreamville Festival, which will take place Sept. 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Specially priced pre-sale tickets are available now for fans who sign up on the official website. General Admission and VIP passes will go on sale to the general public on April 30, and tickets will cost $59 and $99, respectively. The full lineup is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Curated by Cole himself, the lineup will include a selection of the country's biggest acts as well as up-and-comers. According to the News & Observer, it will be a multi-stage festival.
The festival will be held at the historic Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. The one-day festival will be the first of its kind in the area, which is special as it is close to where Cole grew up in Fayetteville.
This festival adds a new element to Cole's productivity recently. Exactly one week ago, on April 20, he released his newest project, KOD. Right out the gate, KOD broke Apple Music's record for the most album streams in the first 24 hours of its release, knocking Drake's Views from the top spot. The title track "KOD" also broke a U.S. Spotify record previously held by Taylor Swift for the biggest opening day. With stats like that, it looks like the projections that show the album ready to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart are correct.
What's more, Cole has already promised a deluxe version of the album is on its way, with brand new tracks that didn't make the first cut. The rapper has also released two new videos: "ATM" and "Kevin's Heart," the latter of which stars Kevin Hart in one of the greatest music video puns of all time.