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TOP 23 Rap & Hip-Hop Festivals in the USA (2023 Edition)

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Looking for the best rap festivals and hip-hop festivals in 2023!? Well, look no further, because I’ve put together the best upcoming festivals in the U.S.A that showcase some of the world’s best hip-hop artists!  

“Hip-hop gave a generation a common ground that didn’t require either race to lose anything; everyone gained.” – Jay Z 

Hip-hop is a globally appreciated music genre, but nobody does it better than where it all began – the USA! 

There’s nothing quite like the energy you can find at a USA hip hop music festival. It’s electric, it’s authentic and it’s a loud voice for many. It has grown from its beginnings within African American and Latino communities of The Bronx in New York City to being embraced and loved by all races, creeds, ethnicities and genders. 

The 23 Best Rap Festivals & Hip Hop Festivals in 2023

And with the popularity of hip hop comes an explosion in the number of amazing USA hip hop music festivals across this great country. 

From the West Coast to the East Coast and everywhere in between, my list of the 23 best hip hop festivals in the USA is bound to fill your summer music festival calendar and beyond. While a few of these festivals aren’t solely focused on hip-hop, they book incredible artists that hip-hop fans will love!

2023 Update: A few of these festivals haven’t made official announcements yet, but be sure to stay tuned for dates and line-ups that I’m sure will come soon!

Also, be sure to read my guides on Top 50 USA Music Festivals, California Music Festivals, Florida Music Festivals, and New York Festivals for more epic events around the country. 

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1) Rolling Loud California 2023

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Rolling Loud Hip-Hop Festival 2023 Line-Up

When: March 3-5, 2023

Where: Hollywood Park Grounds, California

 “Rolling Loud Festival is a 3-day music event that started in Miami, FL and is now the largest Hip-Hop festival in the world.  We now also hosts festivals in Northern California and Southern California, with plans to expand internationally to Japan, China and Europe in the near future.

Some of the biggest names that have performed on the Rolling Loud stage includes the likes of Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Post Malone, Migos, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Lil B, and many more.”

2) Broccoli City Festival 2023

Broccoli City Hip Hop Festival 2022

When: July 15-16, 2023

Where: Washington, DC

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