J. Cole has invited some of his favorite musicians and creative partners to join him in his native North Carolina for one of the year’s most eagerly awaited music events. Drake, Usher, Summer Walker, Nigerian superstar Burna Boy, and rapidly ascending phenom Victony will perform at J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival in 2023.
In addition to USHER, other performers on Day 1 on Saturday include Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, City Girls, Sean Paul, EARTHGANG, Jessie Reyez, and Key Glock. Day 2 on Sunday features Burna Boy, one of the biggest international superstars in the world, along with a carefully curated lineup of artists that includes Summer Walker, J.I.D., GloRilla, Bas, Waka Flaka Flame, Mario, and many more.
Victony is scheduled for Day 1, while Mavins Princess Ayra Starr and the “African Giant” Burna Boy will be on stage on Day 2.
J. Cole will welcome fellow international icon, Drake, to appear as a special guest during his headlining set on the festival’s main stage on Sunday night to wrap up the 2023 iteration of Dreamville Festival. The two will perform a medley of hits from each of their chart-topping catalogs, which mutually define the sound of a generation. On Sunday, before J. Cole and Drake wrap off the festivities on the main stage; the second stage will be headlined and closed out by Burna Boy.
Cole is bringing together the whole music roster, including Ari Lennox, J.I.D, EARTHGANG, Bas, Cozz, Omen, and Lute, to play during the weekend event, making the extended two-day event a once-in-a-lifetime reunion for Dreamville Records.
By April, festival-goers can look forward to exploring the iconic Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh’s largest city park, and taking in outstanding musical performances from some of Cole’s favorite musicians and collaborators who will fly in from all over the world to play in his native North Carolina.