J Cole Brings Fans Festival They’ve Been Wanting

J Cole

Grammy-winning rapper J. Cole has officially announced the dates for the 2024 Dreamville Festival. His company issued an official press release with the preliminary information surrounding the upcoming festival in the new year. For all North Carolina natives, the Dreamville Festival will be returning to Raleigh, N.C. on dates April 6-7. According to Billboard, “An early-bird ticket sale will kick off imminently, with e-newsletter and SMS text subscribers receiving first access. The festival will once again return to Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh’s largest public park, and will also offer attractions and activities for fans of all ages, including carnival rides, immersive art installations, dozens of local vendors, food trucks and community organizations from the Wake County region.”

Although J. Cole’s team has confirmed their fourth year of the festival, the official line up has not been released and will be announced at the top of the year. Despite fans having to wait to see if their favorite artists will be headlining next year’s festival, the awaiting announcements will follow previous headliners such as J.Cole himself, Drake, Usher, and more. However, some fans speculate on social media that the rapper might bring back Summer Walker for performances again since they’ve collaborated and he’s openly supportive of her journey throughout the industry. According to, “On the first day of the festival this year, Usher closed out the night, giving an energetic, career-spanning set with a first-ever live performance of his single “Good Love” featuring rap duo City Girls, who also performed at the festival. Dreamville Records singer Ari Lennox performed some of her evergreen hits that night.”

J. Cole is constantly paying homage to his city and this is a way for him to give his community the opportunity to experience art. He’s had a continuous impressive year by earning his first-ever Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single with “First Person Shooter” and a previous Hot 100 moment at No. 2 for “All My Life” with Lil Durk. For a rapper that may have never considered himself “A-list,” he’s definitely paved his way throughout the music industry and has records to show for it. Also, he constantly expresses the importance of humility and experiencing everything that life has to offer to his fans and those who listen to his music.

Additional information regarding Dreamville Festival 2024 is listed on their official website.


By Kori Barnes, University of Southern California

Instagram: @korixnicole

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