J. Cole Sets Dates For Dreamville Festival 2022

– Dreamville
As promised, J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival is returning next April – and 2022 promise a double dose of dreams with the festival’s expansion to two days. 
The multi-platinum hip-hop artist and his Dreamville organization – founded by J. Cole in 2007 and home to Dreamville Records and Dreamville Studios – announced dates and ticket onsale information this week, though fans will still have to wait for the lineup. 
Dreamville ’22 is set for April 2-3 at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park in Cole’s home state of North Carolina. Cole grew up in Fayetteville, N.C., just about an hour outside of Raleigh. The lineup is curated by Cole and will feature some of his favorite artists and collaborators. 
“It’s exciting to finally be back. Ever since we wrapped our first fest, we’ve been waiting to get back to the park with our Dreamville family,” said Dreamville Partner and Festival President Adam Roy. “We had to come back bigger and better than before. With the fest moving to two days, Dreamville Festival is about to become the festival our team has always dreamt about. We want this to grow into one of the premier annual music experiences in the country.”
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– J. Cole
J. Cole croons for the crowd at the Budweiser Made In America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 2.
Presale tickets are available now. The general onsale starts Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. ET at DreamvilleFest.com. This week’s announcement notes that “fans are encouraged to purchase tickets quickly once available as the previous festival event sold out in advance and prices will increase as the event dates draw near.”
The inaugural Dreamville Fest took place in April 2019 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, N.C., after Hurricane Florence postponed the event from September 2018.  The event welcomed more than 40,000 attendees and featured lots of artists from J. Cole’s Dreamville label like Bas, Cozz, Ari Lennox, J.I.D., Lute, Omen, and Earthgang, as well as SZA, Big Sean, 21 Savage, 6lack, Nelly, Teyana Taylor, and Rapsody. The festival was supposed to stage its second edition in Raleigh in April 2020 before COVID-19 brought live shows to a halt. 
J. Cole just kicked off a a September-October arena headline run featuring 21 Savage and special guest Morray. “The Off-Season Tour” is named after the acclaimed rapper’s sixth studio album, which was released in May via his Dreamville Records, Roc Nation and Interscope Records. After playing Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center Wednesday, he heads to Boston next for a show at TD Garden Oct. 1. 
Boxoffice reports submitted to Pollstar for J. Cole include a July 4, 2019, show at Avant Gardner in Brooklyn, N.Y., that sold 5,263 tickets and grossed $410,997. In October 2018 he played Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C., selling 11,108 tickets and grossing more than $1 million.