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TOP 5 MUSIC FESTIVALS TO CATCH HIP HOP ACTS AT THIS SEASON

Music festival season keeps rolling along with a vengeance. So far we’ve been subjected to some major moves by lots of big named artists at SXSW and Coachella. But don’t worry: there’s much, much more on the way. Here is a list of some big time music festivals that will be getting underway shortly and will feature some pretty prominent names from the Hip Hop world.


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THE BET EXPERIENCE – June 27-29, Los Angeles, CA
A recently reunited OutKast will be headlining the L.A. music and cultural festival with scheduled appearances also from Ty Dolla $ign, A$AP Rocky, The Roots, Trey Songz, August Alsina and Mary J. Blige.


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THE BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL – July 9-12, Brooklyn, NY

For Hip Hop heads, this might be the most anticipated festival of the season. That’s because it will be headlined by none other than Jay Electronica, with appearances also by Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era and Chef Raekwon. In addition, there will be a whole week of programming, including a celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die.


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PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL – July 18-20, Chicago, IL

One of a few prominent music fests in the city of wind, Pitchfork this year will feature Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Schoolboy Q, Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt, SZA and Isaiah Rashad. Pitchfork always knows how to put together one hell of a lineup.


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LOLLAPALOOZA – August 1-3, Chicago, IL
Not to be outdone by Pitchfork, Lollapalooza is pulling out a few tricks of its own, with appearances by the likes of Childish Gambino, Eminem, Outkast, and Nas to name a few.


Austin City Limits Music Festival 2010
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS – October 3-5 and October 10-15, Austin, TX

Considered by many the little brother of SXSW, ACL nonetheless has built up quite a respectable name and will feature headliner Eminem at this years’ festival, along with Iggy Azalea, Childish Gambino and Outkast.

Ron Grant is a freelance journalist and blogger originally from Detroit and currently residing in Orlando. He is a contributor at HipHopDX.com, is the lead writer for Orlando-based indie music label Conscious Mind Records and runs his own independent music blog, The Music Nerdvocate. Follow him on Twitter @RonGreezy.