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Dreamville Fest’s star-studded lineup

Yeah! The 2023 festival is going to be good.

J. Cole dances on stage

Dreamville Festival has rocked Dorothea Dix Park since 2019.

Photo by Julian Bajsel via Dreamville Festival

Dreamville Fest — one of the largest artist-run festivals in the US — announced its 2023 lineup. World-famous hip-hop and R&B artists J. Cole, Drake, and Usher will headline the third-annual music festival April 1-2 in Dix Park.

Other performers include Burna Boy, Lil Durk, Sean Paul, Waka Flocka Flame, Summer Walker, and Earthgang. See this year’s full lineup of 25+ musicians.

Fayetteville native and hip-hop superstar J. Cole launched the annual spring festival in 2018, but it was postponed a year due to Hurricane Florence. After dubbing itself “the world’s most resilient festival,” the festival returned in 2022 after being pushed back twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Approximately 80,000 people attended last year’s event, which featured artists like Kehlani, Wiz Khalifa, T-Pain, and Lil Wayne. The event generated $6.7 million in direct economic impact to Wake County, according to the DRA.

Two-day tickets start at $250, plus fees.