Rolling Loud New York has just unveiled its inaugural line-up, featuring a studded cast of hip hop artists such as Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, The Wu-Tang Clan, Meek Mill, Playboi Carti and A$AP Rocky. This festival is scheduled to take place on October 12th and 13th at the Citi Field in Queens.
Rolling Loud New York, along with Rolling Loud Hong Kong were announced earlier this month and is a recent edition to the now famous concert series which originated in Miami, Florida. The Miami edition of the festival which occurred this past May hosted the likes of YG, Cardi B, Rick Ross, and Rae Sremmurd. False reports of gun shots during the performance, caused a panic, injuring many attendees.
Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler began the festival in South Beach Miami earlier this decade, and have been a major force in the city’s economy, raking in $76 million for the city, according to The Washington Economics Group. In an interview with Billboard, the two credited their diverse line-ups, which cater to many different groups of hip hop listeners has been a reason for this success.
Cole and Russ are both very polarizing acts today. They’re both in super high demand for their fan bases, and people aren’t selling tickets like them, specifically for J. Cole, but for Russ as well,” Cherif stated in the interview For the original Rolling Loud fan base, those are some polarizing acts, and we did see a little bit push back from that crowd, but at the same time, they’re still happy about the rest of that lineup. It’s not only about the people that wanna turn up, or the people that wanna only listen to the music from today, which is a little less maybe substantial, you know?”
Prominent headliner A$AP Rocky is still jailed in Sweden, after the rapper was charged over an alleged assault, during a street confrontation in Stockholm. Although the man who allegedly started the confrontation, has had all charges dropped against him, however it is unknown if and when charges will be dropped against the New York rapper.