The fifth edition of the A3C Hip Hop Festival has been set for October 1-3 and will take place in a new location across multiple venues in the East Atlanta Village in Atlanta, GA.
The two-day, three-night event has grown to become the largest hip hop festival in the southeastern U.S., featuring live performances from some of hip hop’s biggest artists while also including smaller, national-touring, regional and local artists.
Live performances will be mixed with day and nightly events showcasing some of the top break-dance, graphic art, fashion, film, equipment demonstrations and panels relating to hip hop culture.
“This year’s event represents for us the final step in a plan that was hatched five years ago,” A3C Hip Hop Festival founder Brian Knott said in a statement. “When we started the A3C we had the dream of bringing a balanced hip hop event to Atlanta that would someday rival what SXSW and CMJ have built in Austin and New York for rock music. With the overwhelming success of last year’s event we felt this was our opportunity to make a bold move and do something in Atlanta that would serve as an annual rallying point for all the elements of hip hop and all the flavors of hip hop music nationally.”
Past performers have included Biz Markie, The Clipse, Little Brother, Bonecrusher, Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Aceyalone, Black Milk, Wale and B.o.B. This year’s line-up has not been announced.
Last year’s event was attend by more than 9,000 fans and featured partnerships and co-sponsored events with MySpace, Red Bull, Scion, URB, Pabst Blue Ribbon, New Era and Stanton.