J. Cole Announces Inaugural Dreamville Festival & Gives Nigeria A Taste

Raleigh, NC – Ever the hometown hero, J. Cole has announced the first-ever Dreamville Festival which will go down in Raleigh, North Carolina — roughly a one-hour drive from the Fayetteville city limits where he grew up.

The one-day festival was birthed via a partnership with own Dreamville Records and the Texas-based ScoreMore Shows. Both VIP and general admission tickets are on sale currently at www.dreamvillefest.com.


Raleigh’s 300-acre Dorothea Dix Park will serve as the event’s location on September 15, 2018. Accompanying acts will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The Dreamville Festival announcement is just the latest strategic marketing tool for the 33-year-old superstar, who broke both Spotify and Apple Music streaming records with his fifth studio album, KOD. The critically acclaimed project also marks the highest selling opening week of 2018.

“Our entire Dreamville team is proud to finally unveil today details about Dreamville Festival, something which has been a long-time dream for all of us, especially Cole,” Ibrahim “IB” Hamad, President of Dreamville Records President and J. Cole’s manager, says in a statement.

“We hope to give back to the community with a celebration of all the things that makes Raleigh and North Carolina itself so great – music, food, art, culture and more. This event will ultimately give Cole a chance to make a direct impact to the people that helped shape who he is today.”

Fans should take delight in knowing the inaugural Dreamville Festival will benefit non-profit organizations, Dreamville Foundation and Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy. ScoreMore Shows has a tenured history with J. Cole dating back to 2010 and most recently assisted with the 4 Your Eyez Only Tour.

The newly minted social media addict recently tested his KOD performance mettle ahead of the Dreamville Festival in Lagos, Nigeria (where he admitted the tongue-twisting title track pushed the boundaries of his breath control).

Take a look at the clips down below.

Nahhhh. 7 days later in Nigeria 🇳🇬 KOD

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Somebody send me the spongebob outta breath meme. KOD Nigeria 🇳🇬

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Nigeria. Smhhhh. 7days later it don’t make sense can’t wait to hit the road. 🇳🇬 💜 KOD

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