Updated Apr 3, 2024 - News

Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, 50 Cent and SZA to headline 2024 Dreamville Festival

Nicki Minaj performing.

Nicki Minaj performing. Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Live Nation

Dreamville Festival's headliners include J. Cole, 50 Cent, SZA and Nicki Minaj.

Why it matters: Fayetteville native J. Cole's annual festival in Raleigh has become one of the state's premiere cultural events, putting North Carolina in a global spotlight.

  • The event has also poured millions of dollars into the local economy since it started in 2019.

Catch up quick: We're days away from the two-day event at Dorothea Dix Park, which sold nearly 100,000 tickets last year.

The lineup: SZA and 50 Cent will headline on Saturday, April 6. Nicki Minaj and J. Cole will headline on Sunday, April 7.

  • Earlier this week, festival organizers announced that Chris Brown and Muni Long will not perform.
  • Additional artists to perform on the first day will include J.I.D, Lil Yachty, Schoolboy Q, Earthgang, Charlotte native Lute plus artists we predicted like Sexyy Red.
  • Day two will feature artists like North Carolina native TiaCorine, Jeezy, Monica, Rema, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Key Glock and Rae Sremmurd.

What's next: You can purchase tickets for general admission starting at $349.

My thought bubble: There's a solid chance that we might get performances from artists not mentioned in the lineup.

  • There have been surprise guest appearances in the past two years that I've attended the festival, like when Drake brought out Lil Wayne last year.
Dreamville festival lineup
Courtesy of Dreamville Festival

Editor's note: This story was originally published on March 7. It was updated on April 3 to reflect lineup changes.

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