To many fans, Rolling Loud came out of nowhere. Although the festival has been in the Miami area for the past few years, it saw a surge in attention after organizers released its lineup in 2017. Instantly fans called it the greatest rap lineup of all time, and they weren’t wrong… until this year that is.
Another year in the books and another epic Rolling Loud in Miami. With a lineup that boasted performances from J. Cole, Travis Scott, Future, Post Malone, Lil Yachty, Migos and 21 Savage (to name a few), Rolling Loud somehow delivered a greater weekend than it did last year.
If you were there, you know why it was so great. But if you weren’t we will help you realize why you totally missed out on an amazing weekend.
Check out our 10 reasons why you shouldn’t have missed Rolling Loud 2018.
New year, new location, new lineup, but the one thing that didn’t change is the amazing experience that Rolling Loud provides to fans in Miami. Now held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, the world’s premiere rap music festival kicked off Day 2 on Saturday afternoon.
Fans in attendance on Saturday were able to enjoy performances from Travis Scott, the Migos, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, Lil Pump, Fetty Wap and many more, so needless to say the day was lit from the moment gates opened until La Flame shut it down.
New year, new location, new lineup, but the one thing that didn’t change is the amazing experience that Rolling Loud provides to fans in Miami. Now held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, the world’s premiere rap music festival kicked off it’s amazing 2018 lineup today.
With highly anticipated performances from J. Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, N.E.R.D, Young Thug, Tory Lanez, The Diplomats, Russ and many more, fans had a ton of artists to choose from on Friday. Where else can you see Lil Uzi Vert try to top his viral 2017 performance and hear cuts from J. Cole’s brand new album, KOD?
We shouldn’t really need to spell out reasons of why you need to attend Rolling Loud this year, the stacked lineup practically sells itself, but we’re going to anyways.
Not only is the rap music festival in Miami arguably the best music festival of the year (for a second straight year), but fans will have opportunities to hear a bunch of exclusive performances for the first time. From La Flame to Postey and more, you can expect a number of artists to make some live debuts at Rolling Loud.
Check out our list of our five reasons you can’t miss Rolling Loud 2018 below.
It’s the best festival lineup of the year
Let’s be real, for the second straight year, Rolling Loud’s Miami festival has the best lineup of all music festivals. Perhaps even the greatest rap festival lineup of all-time, this year’s lineup boasts performances from Future, J. Cole, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, N.E.R.D., Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Post Malone, Russ and many more. From Friday to Sunday, start to finish, Rolling Loud has the best rappers in the game right now!
Party like a rockstar to Beerbongs & Bentleys
Post Malone is celebrating the release of his brand new album, Beerbongs and Bentleys, and fans will get a chance to hear Post perform the album’s tracks live at Rolling Loud this year. Don’t be surprised if Post Malone makes a number of live performance debuts from the new LP in Miami next month.
New music from Travis Scott?
Travis Scott possibly had the best set at Rolling Loud last year, and you should expect him to deliver the same energy for his performance this year. Anything can happen at the night show, even the debut of new music. Travis Scott told fans on Twitter today that this week is the week that fans eat, which likely means new music. Scott and Kanye West hinted at the release of a brand new collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, so perhaps La Flame and Uzi will perform the track at Rolling Loud. Wishful thinking!
The undercard is ridiculously good
It’s not just the headliners that make Rolling Loud 2018 so great! A simply review of the festival poster will show you how deep the lineup really is this year. You shouldn’t only be excited for J. Cole and Travis Scott, you also need to get excited for Smino, Jaden Smith, Juvenile, Bas, Lil Xan, Wifisfuneral and J.I.D. to name a few.
Be one of the first to hear KOD live
J. Cole just released his new record breaking album, KOD, and it’s an instant fan favorite. Cole’s loyal fan base will definitely come in waves for Rolling Loud 2018, and Rolling Loud will be Cole’s first U.S. performance since releasing the album. Therefore it will be your first chance to hear the new LP live and in person. Needless to say, you’ll want to be at Rolling Loud in person as J. Cole shuts thing down on Friday night.
Last year, Miami’s rap music festival Rolling Loud broke the internet, when it set the gold standard for music festivals. With performances from Kendrick Lamar, Future, Migos, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Lil Wayne and more, Rolling Loud put on an amazing weekend for music fans in Miami.
So naturally, expectations for this year were at an all-time high, with many wondering how the festival could match it’s epic 2017 lineup. And now that the lineup is out, we can grade and compare the two lineups and decide if Rolling Loud will be better or worse in 2018.
Notable Returns: Travis Scott, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, Migos, Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, Lil Pump, Curren$y, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Action Bronson, Chief Keef, Dreezy, Smokepurpp, Robb Bank$, Ski Mask The Slump God, Wifisfuneral
Not Returning: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, Run The Jewels, YG, Joey Bada$$, XXXTentacion, Flatbush Zombies, Amine, Denzel Curry, Seshollowaterboyz, Blackbear, The Underachievers, Mick Jenkins
New Additions: J. Cole, N.E.R.D., Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa, Tory Lanez, Rick Ross, Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Nav, Metro Boomin, Russ, The Diplomats, Fetty Wap, Roy Wood$, Trina, Trick Daddy, A$AP Ferg, Young Dolph, Jaden Smith, Big K.R.I.T., Juvenile, Smino, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Dreamville, Rich The Kid, Belly, Lil Xan, Trippie Redd, Lil Skies, Famous Dex, Machine Gun Kelly, J.I.D., $uicideboy$
So while artists like Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky put on huge performances in 2017 and won’t be returning this year, the additions far outweigh the few artists who won’t be returning this year. Trading Kendrick for J. Cole and N.E.R.D. is definitely an upgrade, and switching out Cardi B, A$AP Ferg and Rick Ross for A$AP Rocky is a win as well. From there you still have additions from Wiz, Tory, Juicy J, Russ, Fetty Wap and many many more.
Last year Rolling Loud’s lineup was A+, and arguably the greatest rap festival lineup of all time, and somehow the festival found a way to substantially improve. Rolling Loud is the place to be this May, and they are setting the bar at the highest level we have ever seen. If last year was an A+ lineup, then this year’s lineup is an A++ with a bunch of extra credit on top.
Make the compassions yourself with 2017 and 2018’s lineups below.
Rolling Loud has revealed it’s highly anticipated lineup for 2018. And again, the Miami-based rap festival has delivered and then some.
Performing at Rolling Loud this year, at the festival’s new site, the Hard Rock Stadium (home of the Miami Dolphins), will be J. Cole, Travis Scott, Future, N.E.R.D., Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Cardi B, Lil Wayne, Migos, Post Malone and many many more.
Tickets for Rolling Loud 2018, go on sale February 2nd at 10 AM, so don’t waste anytime because this one is sure to sell out. This year the festival takes place from May 11-13, and is an all ages event.
Check out Rolling Loud’s full 2018 lineup below and peep their official website for more info.
The best music festival in rap, Miami’s Rolling Loud, is set to drop their 2018 lineup this week. After impressing music fans everywhere with their 2017 lineup last year, which brought performances from Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Gucci Mane, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone and many more, the expectations for this year are at an all-time high.
So in anticipation of the big reveal, we are sharing our list of 10 artists who we would love to see perform at Rolling Loud this May. With so many rappers killing it this year, the Miami festival has a ton of big and emerging names to choose from.
Check out our list of the 10 artists we’d love to see at Rolling Loud 2018!
With their “next week though…” tweet, fans cannot wait to see how Rolling Loud will try to out-do itself after bringing fans arguably the best rap festival lineup of all-time.
Kendrick Lamar? Childish Gambino? Travis Scott? Eminem? Kanye West? Drake? There are so many names on our wish-list and you can bet that Rolling Loud will deliver, so be sure to get your tickets via the official pre-sale, this Friday.
Check out some of our favorite photos from Rolling Loud 2017 below.
Rolling Loud set enormous expectations for itself next year, as the now traveling festival brought one of the greatest rap festival lineups in history to Miami this past summer. With epic performances from Future, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Post Malone and many more, Rolling Loud 2017 was one to remember.
And despite now having to match the great lineup that Rolling Loud brought to Miami this past summer, the festival now has its dates for 2018 booked, so you can set your flight reservations and book your hotel now! Pre-sale tickets, location and lineup are all still to come, but rest assured knowing that Miami is the place to be from May 11th to the 13th.
Check out Rolling Loud’s official announcement below and visit the festival’s official website for more information.
Miami’s Rolling Loud music festival, which delivered arguably the best rap lineup in the history of music festivals this past year, is potentially adding a second location. Foreshadowed by the festival’s Instagram post, like Kevin Durant, Rolling Loud will be taking its talents to the Bay, adding a new location in San Francisco, CA.
And what better way to make the announcement, than with some bling. As the “soon” caption is accompanied with a Rolling Loud chain, similar to the Golden State Warrior‘s Golden Gate Bridge logo. Don’t worry though, Florida, there is no reason to believe that Rolling Loud won’t be returning to Miami in 2018.
UPDATE: Since publishing this article, Rolling Loud’s Kel Li RT’ed our original article, which tells us that our speculation is all but confirmed.