The lineup for the 2022 edition of Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival has been announced.
This year’s fest, which will take place in Chicago from June 17-19, serves as the fourth edition of Cole Bennet’s three-day hip-hop showcase.
Headlined by Young Thug, Gunna, Playboi Carti, and Post Malone, other notable performers include Chicago natives Polo G and G Herbo, as well as 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Trippie Redd, Yeat, Lil Tecca, Rico Nasty, Ski Mask the Slump God, Snot, and Oliver Tree.
Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash 2022 kicks off Friday, June 17, headlined that night by Thugger and Gunna. Post Malone will perform Saturday, with Carti closing out the weekend on Sunday night.
“Today marks an exciting milestone for Summer Smash as we unveil our biggest music lineup to date,” Summer Smash Festival director Berto Solorio said in a press release. “It’s been incredible to witness our fest grow into one of the largest annual music events in the country in only four short years.”
Solorio added, “Our team is always striving to improve and elevate the festival experience, so we can’t wait to show our fans what we have in store this summer including bigger music acts performing on bigger stages, plus more food trucks, improved amenities, and more art installations than ever before. We’ve leveled up the entire experience.”
In an interview with Complex in 2019, Cole Bennett expressed his desire to use Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash as a means to transform Chicago into a true hip-hop Mecca.
“I am in a position where I can help possibly make Chicago that next city, the next L.A., in terms of resources and hubs,” Bennett said, “and really just make people more aware of the music culture here. For some people, it’s beneficial to move out of Chicago once you’re in a position to do so, but I think that there is also something to say about trying to give back to the city.”
Tickets for this year’s event are on sale now at TheSummerSmash.com. Check out Bennett’s latest interview with Complex below.