Rolling Loud California 2021: Dates, cost, how to buy tickets, line-up featuring Future, Kid Cudi, Chris Brown and all about hip-hop fest
Rolling Loud is back! After a year away because of Covid-19, the hip-hop extravaganza returns with not one, but two festivals this year. Organizers announced a second event, Rolling Loud California, would take place in December 2021 in San Bernandino. This is following Rolling Loud Miami which will take place in July.
The California festival will feature headliners such as J Cole, Kid Cudi and Future, with a special performance by Chris Brown and Young Thug. Other notable artists such as Whiz Khalifa, Moneybagg Yo and Lil Durk will also be present, along with a large list of upcoming musicians.
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The press release claims the festival "promises a mix of national names and local heroes that paint a picture of rap's current moment while also nodding at the rich history of the bustling West Coast rap scene". The 2021 festival is the first in southern California since 2019's Rolling Loud Los Angeles. Here's everything you need to know if you plan to go.
Dates and venue
Expanding from two days to three, the 2021 Rolling Loud California will take place at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino. Organizers said that the event "will proceed to the extent permitted by local authorities". That means Covid-19 safety protocols will be in full force, depending on what they are in California. As things stand, you don't need to wear a mask if vaccinated but will have to prove you have had both your shots.
The festival will take place between December 10 and 12, 2021. That's ample time to get your shot if you haven't. The Rolling Loud festival originally began as a one-day event, but was expanded to two days as it gained popularity globally. The 2021 events, both in Miami and San Bernandino, have been increased to three days.
On December 10, Kid Cudi will headline with performances from Wiz Khalifa, TY Dolla $ign, 2Chainz and Action Bronson scheduled. There are over 25 other performers scheduled to take the stage the same day. The next day, J Cole will headline followed by Kodak Black, TYGA, Lil Keed and others. December 12 will kick off with a headliner act by Future, followed by Moneybagg Yo and others.
In all, there are over 60 performances scheduled, so there's bound to be something for everyone. The event will close with a special performance by Brown and Thug, who will perform 'Slime & B', their 2020 mixtape.
While the event may be in December, tickets will be available as early as next week. Organizers said ticket sales open on June 1 at 12 pm PT. We would recommend you get it as soon as it opens because they are expected to sell out within hours. Rolling Loud is selling four types of tickets via its platform — GA and GA+ for all ages, and VIP and VIP Munchie for those above 18.
The exact cost of tickets has not been revealed, but you will have to pay a 'layaway deposit' when reserving. The deposit is $9.99 for GA, $14.99 for GA+, and $19.99 for the VIP tickets. The Miami festival tickets now start at over $600 but go well above $1,000, so expect similar pricing. Rolling Loud partnered with Twitch to run virtual festivals last year as the pandemic put all music events on hold. The company said it has plans for festivals "on both coasts" as well as internationally in 2021, but so far only the Miami and California festivals have been announced.