Rolling Loud Expands to Toronto With Future, WizKid & Dave to Headline

Expanding from a Miami institution into a global behemoth in seven short years, Rolling Loud is not done growing. Today, the World’s Premier Rap Festival announces Rolling Loud Toronto, its first ever festival in Canada and its fourth festival in four different countries in 2022. Making a new home in the most multiculturally diverse city in North America, the upcoming Rolling Loud Toronto recruits headliners FutureWizKid, and Dave to lead a bill filled with ultra-talented artists from across the globe. Located in Ontario Place, a gorgeous space on the shores of Lake Ontario that overlooks the famous Toronto skyline, Rolling Loud Toronto makes its debut on September 9th-11th, 2022. Tickets for Rolling Loud Toronto go live at 12pm ET on Friday, April 29th

For its first Canadian festival, Rolling Loud curated its most diverse and wide-ranging North American bill to date. Beyond the headliners, Rolling Loud Toronto brings American rap stars and Rolling Loud regulars like Lil Uzi VertMigosRoddy RicchTrippie ReddLil Yachty, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, alongside Canadian rap titans like NAVBelly, and Pressa, and UK top men including SkeptaCentral Cee, and AJ Tracey. Like all Rolling Loud festivals, the upcoming event prominently features some of the hottest rising names in rap, like Lil Tecca,  BIA, Ski Mask The Slump God, and many more.

Rolling Loud Toronto continues a massive year for Rolling Loud, who warmed up for a loaded festival season with a standout showcase at SXSW, headlined by Don Toliver and showcasing some of rap’s hottest up-and-comers. Rolling Loud is hard at work in preparation for this summer’s Rolling Loud Miami 2022, boasting perhaps the most impressive group of headliners in Rolling Loud history: Kanye WestKendrick Lamar, and Future. With those superstars leading an array of A-listers and red hot risers, Rolling Loud Miami returns to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on July 22nd-24th.

Led by its founders Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif, Rolling Loud is on a mission to top their massively successful 2021. Rolling Loud Toronto continues the brand’s international expansion, coming on the heels of Rolling Loud Portugal (July 6-8th, 2022) and WOO HAH! Fest in the Netherlands (July 1st-3rd). Stay tuned for many more announcements, as Rolling Loud continues to lead the vanguard of live music experiences in hip-hop and beyond.

Keep an eye on Rolling Loud’s Instagram for all the latest updates.

Buy tickets for Rolling Loud Toronto at https://www.rollingloud.com/toronto on 4/29 @ 12pm ET.

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Rolling Loud Partners With RapTV for SXSW Showcase, Headlined by Don Toliver & Sheck Wes

Rolling Loud and RapTV, two of the world’s preeminent hip-hop brands, are partnering to present a two-day hip-hop music showcase set to take place at 8pm on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19 at the iconic Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater.

Returning to Austin for another set of unforgettable showcases, the hip-hop festival juggernaut Rolling Loud tapped RapTV, the largest hip-hop social media platform, to expand its presence in the Red River Cultural District. The two major brands worked together to create one of the most highly anticipated music events of the 36th annual SXSW. 

Known for their availability to curate FOMO-inducing lineups each year, Rolling Loud has done it again, enlisting some of today’s hottest hip-hop acts and most promising newcomers to perform at this year’s pop-up in Austin. Don Toliver and Sheck Wes headline the all-star lineup, which includes other notable performers like Texas’ very own Trae Tha Truth, as well as Ken Car$on, Babyface Ray, Duke Deuce, Jasiah, and Tay Money, plus risers like Mike Dimes, Dro Kenji, Monaleo, and many others, who will help rock the party at SXSW like never before.

“Rolling Loud, RapTV, and SXSW teamed up to create the biggest event of the week,” says Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif. “We’ve put together a lineup full of artists who we believe are next up. Fans who attend our showcase are in for a treat, getting to witness these artists perform in an intimate setting before they blow up to the stratosphere.”

RapTV will be onsite throughout the weekend event to share behind-the-scenes content and exclusive news delivered in real-time straight from the heart of the Live Music Capital of the World. Fans should make sure to follow both RapTV and Rolling Loud on Instagram for the latest news and announcements about the showcase. 

“With this SXSW showcase, RapTV is now entering a new chapter as a next-gen media organization, entertainment brand, and arbiter of hip-hop culture. What better way to celebrate this growth than by partnering with Rolling Loud, the biggest hip-hop festival producers in the world, to create the premier rap showcase during all of SXSW,” said RapTV’s Chief Operating Officer David Kantanka. “So often in music, especially in hip-hop, colleagues become competitors but this special event is a testament to the powers of collaboration, hard work and determination. With the combination of our Rolling Loud and RapTV teams, hip-hop fans better buckle up for two unforgettable nights in Austin.”

Sponsors of the inaugural RapTV Presents Rolling Loud SXSW Edition include Facebook’s Meta and BARS, their latest app available today for free download on the App Store, plus other big names. Stay tuned for more details surrounding the overall fan experience including sponsorship activations, daily set times, surprise giveaways, and more.

For fans looking to join in on the festivities, a select number of tickets will be available exclusively for those with SXSW music and platinum badge holders, as well as SXSW Music Festival wristband holders. To purchase and learn more about official passes being made available to the weeklong, citywide conference, fans can visit www.sxsw.com/attend.  A limited number of $10 general admission tickets will be available at the door for fans without SXSW badges.

In addition to the showcase, Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif will participate in a panel entitled Artists, Stop Trying To Get Booked, offering real talk about the business of live hip-hop. In this discussion, moderated by Jacques Morel, Tariq Cherif, Caroline “Baroline” Diaz, and Rob Gibbs aim to shift the question away from “how to get booked,” to “how to become an act that talent buyers can’t resist booking.” They will explore the metrics and methods that major stages use to determine the value and appeal of touring artists, and how to improve these for yourself, or for your clients. Join us and you might even get gifted Rolling Loud Tickets from Tariq himself.

Monster Energy Heat Check with Rolling Loud’s Tariq Cherif

On a recent episode, Monster Energy’s “The Green Room” catches up with Rolling Loud Co-Founder Tariq Cherif for an insightful interview about the origins of the renowned festival. This piece describes how Cherif and his partner, Matt Zingler, started by recording up-and-coming rappers in Cherif’s sweet 4’9″ Granny’s sunroom to do their first festival in 2015 with 6500 people in attendance.

“Our shows feel like a punk rock show; the mosh pits are happening, and then you scale it up to what we do at Rolling Loud, and it’s an even bigger thing,” Cherif states.

Deriving his inspiration from EDM concerts, Cherif saw a void in live shows where the artists he listened to, like Denzel CurryCurren$yNipsey Hussle, and more, weren’t playing in Florida was on a mission to change that with the creation of Rolling Loud. 

Monster has partnered with Rolling Loud since 2016, sponsoring both stages and activations. Cherif states, “I love how Monster pushes the music forward and supports a bunch of artists.” 
True to the assignment, during the pandemic, Monster, and Rolling Loud presented “Got Bars,” a digital show much like The Voice or American idol but simply for rappers where the winner got a record deal from Empire Records, all powered by Monster Energy.

Rolling Loud Recruits Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and Future for RL Miami 2022

Rolling Loud built itself up from a one-day festival to a three-day, multi-city behemoth off the strength of their expertly-curated lineups. Outdoing themselves for their seventh festival in the brand’s hometown, Rolling Loud announces that Kanye WestKendrick Lamar, and Future will headline Rolling Loud Miami 2022. With those first class headliners and an undercard full of some of the most exciting names in the genre, the world’s premier rap festival’s flagship event returns to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on July 22nd-24th.

The upcoming festival marks Kendrick Lamar’s first Rolling Loud since Miami 2017, and gives Future the opportunity to follow-up his show-stopping finale performance from Rolling Loud California 2021, where he welcomed special guest Kanye West. Meanwhile, Kanye teamed up with Rolling Loud last week for a one-of-a-kind Donda 2 Listening Event in Miami, where he played music from his new album for the first time and was joined by stars like Jack Harlow, Playboi Carti, and more.

Beyond the headliners is a murderer’s row of many of hip-hop’s most notable names, offering a snapshot of the current landscape of the genre. Miami 2022 brings A-Listers like GunnaLil Uzi VertPlayboi CartiLil BabyLil Durk, and Saweetie, meteoric risers like Don ToliverBaby KeemCity Girls, and Ski Mask The Slump God, plus respected veterans like Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Three Six Mafia, and many more. Following up an initial presale that sold out in 2 hours, VIP and general admission tickets are available at 12pm ET on March 7th at rollingloud.com/miatix.

Buy Rolling Loud Miami 2022 tix on 3/7 @ 12 PM ET (Ages 16+): RollingLoud.com/miatix

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Miami 2021 aftermovie:

Post Malone Performs During Rolling Loud Miami 2021 (Credit: Rolling Loud/@baeth)

Rolling Loud Links With The Clermont Twins and Bloody Osiris For New RL Productions Thermal Collection

Rolling Loud Productions launches “RL Productions – Thermal Collection,” a new limited set, cut for warmth and comfort. Offering breathable, cozy waffle thermals for at-home lounging or everyday moves, the latest Rolling Loud Productions-branded set includes a long sleeve shirt, shorts, and leggings offered in mint, cocoa, and black colorways. The RL Productions Thermal Collection was curated by Rolling Loud co-founder MattZingler, designed by Ed Hume and Ray Guilbault, and creative-directed by Smith Durogene.

Recruiting the Clermont Twins and Bloody Osiris to model the new capsule for their lookbook, Rolling Loud continues to prove their consistency with providing a premium product, whether that be in street wear or live music. Built to last with premium construction, the RL Production shorts and sweatpants come with side pockets, an elastic waist, long drawstrings, and a relaxed fit for all-day warmth. The long sleeve shirt is also built for comfort, offering an oversized fit that will ensure warmth. Each piece in the Thermal Drop comes with a price point of $65 and is available for purchase now.

Known as tastemakers in its role as the world’s largest hip-hop festival, Rolling Loud is building a similar reputation in the world of street fashion. Along with its coveted collections of festival merch, Rolling Loud offers limited edition, themed Cut N Sew collections, notable for bold design and premium craftsmanship. Past Cut N Sew collections include the Moto 20 collection and the Open The Pit collection.

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Rolling Loud Portugal 2022 Recruits J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, & Future to Headline It’s Three Day Festival

After selling out shows on both U.S. coasts, Rolling Loud is ready to take this party global. With their loyal European fans ready to turn up in a big way, Rolling Loud Portugal is officially hitting the Praia da Rocha beach as they reintroduce a new festival experience featuring three days of non-stop hip-hop music next summer. 

Taking place between July 6th-8th, 2022, Rolling Loud Portugal aims to bring more of rap’s most exciting names to the European Atlantic Coast, announcing a stacked bill featuring the likes of global superstar J. ColeA$AP RockyFuture, AJ Tracey, Central Cee, Skepta, Lil Uzi Vert, Don Toliver, Lil Baby, NLE Choppa, Pi’erre Bourne, Roddy Ricch, Pouya, Morray, Jack Harlow, Flo Milli, Lil Tecca, Rico Nasty, LUCKI, Ski Mask The Slump God, Trippie Redd, D-Block Europe, DDG, Ken Car$on, Fivio Foreign, Lil Yachty, Kaash Paige and many more. With an enviable location in a beachside paradise, Rolling Loud Portugal promises to be unlike any experience the world’s premier rap festival brand has hosted to date.

Pre-sale tickets for Rolling Loud Portugal (July 6th-8th, 2022) are on sale from 10am GMT on Friday January 28th, with General Sale tickets then available from 12pm GMT on Friday January 28th. Those looking to gain first access to tickets are encouraged to sign-up today via Rolling Loud Portugal’s official website. With three-day tickets on sale, there’s no excuse to miss out on Rolling Loud’s European debut next summer.
https://www.rollingloudportugal.com/

This upcoming festival cements Rolling Loud Portugal as the undeniable heavyweight of the 2022 European festival summer. Across its three days, the likes of J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, and Future are set to lead the charge with further unmissable moments already set from hitmakers such as Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Skepta, AJ Tracey, D-Block Europe, Shenseea, Rae Sremmurd, Jack Harlow and Don Toliver as well as rising stars like Lil Tecca, Flo Milli, Morray, NLE Choppa, Ken Car$on, Rico Nasty, and DDG

Combine the massive headliners with the picturesque location and Rolling Loud’s trendsetting taste, and you have the ingredients for the biggest and brightest hip-hop celebration that Europe has ever seen.

Founded in 2015 as a single-day festival in Miami by Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif, Rolling Loud has become a leading cultural voice – serving up sold out festival weekends across the US. With editions in Miami, Sydney, Los Angeles, Oakland, and New York City, Rolling Loud has become an integral part of festival culture and set the bar high for those to follow.  Widely known for attracting crowds in the tens of thousands, the 2019 L.A and New York editions held 50,000 – 60,000 fans per day. A must for all fans looking to catch their favorites and more, and with more names and surprises still to be announced, Rolling Loud Portugal promises to be an unforgettable first entry into the European market.

Presale access for Rolling Loud Portugal 2022 (6th-8th July 2022) will be available starting 10am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on Friday January 28th

General release tickets for Rolling Loud Portugal 2022 (6th-8th July 2022) will be available starting 12pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on Friday January 28th

For full information and sign-up access, head to
https://www.rollingloudportugal.com

Rolling Loud Announces Dates and Early Bird Presale for Miami 2022

Returning with a vengeance after a pandemic-induced absence, Rolling Loud reaffirmed its status as live rap music’s top dog in 2021. Never fans of resting on laurels, Rolling Loud turns its sights to the new year, announcing an Early Bird ticket presale for Rolling Loud Miami 2022. Offered at a special, discounted price, the Early Bird ticket sale gives Rolling Loud’s biggest fans the first chance to nab tickets to its flagship festival. With a lineup yet to be announced, Rolling Loud Miami will return to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on July 22-24, 2022. Limited tickets are available at 12pm ET on 12/30 at http://rollingloud.com/miatix.

Setting the bar as the first major festival to return to the stage in 18 months, Rolling Loud Miami 2021 boasted performances from stars like A$AP Rocky and Post Malone, welcomed dozens of rising artists for their first festival-sized performances since the start of hte pandemic, and served as a gathering place for stars like Rihanna, Diddy, Teyana Taylor, James Harden, Iman Shumpert, Tyler Herro, and many more. For the first time ever, Rolling Loud welcomed the WWE® to the festival’s main stage, hosting two star-studded bouts that aired during FOX’s WWE SmackDown®

Rolling Loud’s massively successful 2021 continued in October with Rolling Loud New York, which brought an all-star lineup of talent to hip-hop’s birthplace, and concluded in December with Rolling Loud California, which brought headliners like Kid CudiJ. Cole, and Future to San Bernardino to rub shoulders with West Coast favorites. Last week’s festival concluded memorably when Kanye West graced the stage during Future’s set, marking his first festival appearance since the onset of the pandemic.

Rolling Loud, led by founders Matt Zingler & Tariq Cherif, have even bigger plans for 2022, including festivals on multiple continents, as they continue to lead the vanguard of live music experiences in hip-hop and beyond. Stay tuned, and check out Rolling Loud on Instagram for all the latest updates.

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Miami 2021 aftermovie:

Rolling Loud California Friday: Kid Cudi Caps Off a Day Full of Cali Vibes

Nestled in a picturesque mountain range approximately 60 miles East of Los Angeles, San Bernardino’s blend of rustic Americana and natural beauty provide the ideal setting for a West Coast hip-hop festival. Rolling Loud California 2021 rose to the occasion, with art installations that evoke SoCal skate culture and the region’s spectacular golden hour sunshine. 

The first day of Rolling Loud California was highlighted by standout performances from blog era heroes. Kid Cudi closed out the night with his melancholy bangers, while Wiz Khalifa brought out special guests like Ty Dolla $ign and Problem that prove how well the Pittsburgh native has adapted to the women-weed-and-weather West Coast lifestyle. The day was heavy on local heroes, with Los Angeles melodists Ty Dolla $ign and Blxst turning in standout sets, and Sacramento hard-head Mozzy performing for a rapturous crowd. Check below for photos from these performances and many more, and stay tuned throughout the weekend for performances from J. Cole, Future, and more, plus special guests and more surprise.

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Mr. Solo Dolo plays tracks from Man On The Moon 3 live for the first time, and announces a new album from the Rolling Loud stage (Photo credit: Rolling Loud / @itchyeyephotos)
(Credit: Rolling Loud / @itchyeyephotos)

Rolling Loud and BMAC Partner to Raise Social Justice Awareness at RL California

The Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) announces a new partnership with Rolling Loud, the world’s largest hip-hop festival, for Rolling Loud California, occurring at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino on December 10th-12th. Together, BMAC and Rolling Loud will prioritize activism, community, and awareness of social justice issues with a series of panel discussions, fundraising initiatives, and more, continuing their mission to fight against all forms of discrimination and inspire them to be the change they want to see in the world. The new partnership between BMAC and Rolling Loud arrives as more and more hip-hop artists feel compelled to raise their voices and speak out against inequality and injustice in the political landscape.

“The Artists community has the reach, the influence and the power to force this nation to live up to its promise.  Artists have always provided the soundtrack that inspired or provoked change in this world.  As others turn down the volume around the issue of racial and social justice, we salute a company who’s willing to keep the noise rolling LOUD!” Prophet, Co-Founder/Co-Chair of BMAC

Throughout the 3-day festival, Rolling Loud and Black Music Action Coalition will host panel discussions featuring industry thought leaders, activists, and musicians who have used their platforms to advocate for change. Rolling Loud California will display curated art installations with messages promoting social change, will promote fundraising initiatives during the festival, and offer limited edition merch, with profits going to charity. Rolling Loud and BMAC look to foster an environment where fans can express themselves, explore new ideas, and advocate for whatever they believe in. 

“Rolling Loud is proud to use our platform to help the Black Music Action Coalition in its mission to keep the fight for racial and social justice alive. Hip-hop is rooted in community, and it’s important for all members of the culture to do their part.” – Tariq Cherif, Co-Founder/CEO of Rolling Loud

“BMAC salutes Rolling Loud for stepping up and their willingness to use the platform to support racial equity and social justice.  This is a bold and strong move from one of the leaders in the live space.  We are moving past hashtags and into true action.” – Shawn Holiday, Co-Founder/Co-Chair of BMAC’s Executive Leadership Council

Rolling Loud NY Saturday Recap: Travis Scott, Roddy Ricch, Griselda & More Ends the 3-Day Fest with a Bang

[Fivio Foreign gets the Five Borough embrace(Photo credit: Rolling Loud/@stevesweatpants)]

Rain was in the forecast for the final day of Rolling Loud New York, but instead the 55k+ attendees of Rolling Loud New York 2021 were treated to beautiful fall weather, the sun poking through the clouds for much of the day before a slight drizzle at night. The autumn breeze carried sounds from all three stages across the festival, transporting the music of rap’s biggest names from Citi Field out to the Long Island Sound. 

The night ended with a spectacular performance from Travis Scott, who closed the night with his usual spectacle, but before he took the Deleón Stage, fans were treated to standout sets from artists ranged from gritty mafiosos like Griselda to hyperactive SoundCloud risers like SoFaygo to flex-heavy trappers like Young Dolph and Key Glock. Saturday’s fest had an unmistakable NYC flavor, with performances from fan favorites like Lil TJayFivio ForeignA$AP Ferg, and risers like Rah SwishDUSTY LOCANE, and more.

Founded by Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif, Rolling Loud’s second foray into the Big Apple continues the festival’s mission to bring back live hip-hop after a too long absence. In December, Rolling Loud returns with Rolling Loud California, bringing headliners like Kid Cudi, J. Cole, and Future, and many more of the best rappers on the West Coast and beyond.

Check below for some highlights from the final day of Rolling New York 2021.

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“STRAIGHT UP!” The fest’s final headliner pontificates from his elevated platform
(Photo credit: Rolling Loud / @srodriguez92)
Rolling Loud co-founder Matt Zingler with A$AP Rocky (Credit: Rolling Loud / @itchyeyephotos)

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