Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Sunday, May 28th @ 11AM-9:30PM
The good people from Rhymesayers announced the lineup for their annual Soundset Music Festival awhile back and it doesn’t disappoint. Last year was the first year at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and the event proved to be a huge success. This year’s festival features another STACKED lineup with performances from Ms Lauryn Hill, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, T.I., Lil Uzi Vert, Pusha T, Talib Kweli, and Denzel Curry among MANY others. Locals on this years lineup include the stand4rd, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Mod Sun, Zuluzuluu, Sophia Eris, and J. Plaza, all of whom deserve their respective slots. General admission tickets are currently available for $84, but VIP passes are already SOLD OUT. Although general admission will probably not sell out, ticket prices increase as we get closer to the event date; it would be wise to purchase your tickets sooner rather than later. Click the link below for tickets and more information regarding the festival.
Sway will bring his “Sway In The Morning” radio show to Minneapolis for Rhymesayers’ Soundset Music Festival. This year the live broadcast will be held at Icehouse, a solid venue for this year’s Friday Fire Rap Cypher. The show is open to the public and serves as the official kick off for Soundset weekend.
Soundset 2016 was a fuckin blast. The move to the State Fair Grounds proved a genius decision, everything about the experience was heightened to another level save for the bathrooms. Notable performances included Finding Novyon, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Mick Jenkins, Raury, Common, Prof, and Anderson .Paak among a host of others. Check out the wrap up video above and keep an eye out for more.
Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul When: Sunday, May 29th // 11AM-9:30PM
The good people over at Rhymesayers finally announced the lineup for this year’s Soundset Music Festival and it’s fucking insane. This year’s event will be headlined by A$AP Rocky, Future and Atmosphere, with other performances including Common, The Roots, Danny Brown, Post Malone, Machine Gun Kelly, Lizzo, Raury, DJ Marley Marl, Mick Jenkins and Pharoahe Monch among others. With the 2016 festival taking place at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, everyone can expect much easier access to the event. Arguably the strongest lineup in the festival’s storied history, tickets are set to go on sale at 11AM on March 4th. The early bird rate started at $53 and the level 2 general admissions prices are set at $79, if you happen to snooze you might end up paying $88 for the level 3 tickets. Those interested in buying early should stop by Fifth Element in person on March 4th, that’s literally your best bet to grab tickets at the cheapest price. Click the link below for more information regarding the festival.
Soundset 2015 was nothing short of amazing and it appears that the world is taking notice. This year, the event was attended by a plethora of media outlets including MTV, Complex, FADER and more; a sure sign of Minneapolis’ upward trend in hip hop. It’s awesome to see the city getting placed on such a high platform, hopefully the guys from Rhymesayers put a few more local acts on the lineup so they can get some shine as well. Next year’s date is already set for May 29th and they’ll be upgrading the venue to the State Fair Grounds in St. Paul. You can expect even larger crowds, but who knows, maybe they’ll throw in a few extra stages to spread things out. Click the link below to check out MTV’s article.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, May 23rd @ 7PM
With Soundset’s lineup making major waves in the Minnesota music scene, the pre-party stacks up pretty well itself. The event will feature performances from Prof, Fashawn & DJ Exile, Bobby Raps, BLVCK SPVCE, and DJ Fundo; rounding out a solid night. The pre-party is 18+ and tickets will be $20, click the link below to grab yours now.
The good people over at Rhymesayers have finally announced the lineup for Soundset 2015. Received with mixed criticism, this year’s lineup features J. Cole, Big Sean, Ludacris, Dilated Peoples, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Vic Mensa, deM atlaS, Father, Sean Anonymous, Manny Phesto, Brother Ali, Clockwork Indigo and many…many more. Tickets for this year’s event are on sale for $62, check out the full lineup above and click the link below for more information via Soundset’s official website.
The good people over at Rhymesayers have a special event planned for those who stop by Fifth Element for their Soundset tickets. Tomorrow, tickets will officially go on sale at 11AM in store and online. Those who journey in store will enjoy donuts courtesy of Glam Doll while getting the chance to meet the likes of Slug (Atmosphere), deM atlaS, Brother Ali, Manny Phesto, St. Paul Slim, and Sean Anonymous. Supposedly, there were people lining up at 9AM for the pre-sales so if you’re smart you’d get there early. Click the link below for more info.
After winning 2013’s “Best Concert Photographer” award, Adam DeGross continues doing what he does best. As we all know, Soundset 2014 was fuckin awesome. Amidst the drinks, blunts and whatever else people were taking; it’s great to have photographers like Adam who completely capture the best moments. For most the day was a blur, but thanks to Adam DeGross’ amazing work, you can relive the festival forever. Above you’ll see the likes of 2 Chains, Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt, Prof and Nas among others. Click the link below for the full album.
The other day, Sway set up his morning show in Minnesota finding a chance to link up with Greg Grease, Toki Wright & Allan Kingdom before Soundset. During the course of the interview, each artist gets a chance to introduce them self and give a little info about their current projects. Later in the evening, the 3 participate in a freestyle in signature Sway In The Morning style. It’s awesome to see artists from our city getting their due cred, big ups to Sway for always holding the Twin Cities down.