Travis Scott, Lauryn Hill, Atmosphere and More to Perform at Soundset Music Festival

Soundset 2017– Minneapolis, MN

Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents announce the 10 th annual Soundset

Festival. The Midwest’s official summer kick-off begins on Sunday, May 28 th 2017 at the

Minnesota State Fairgrounds on the Midway. This year marks the 10 th anniversary of what is

now the largest one-day Hip-Hop festival in the world.

Gates open at 11:00 AM at 1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55108. Rain or shine.

Confirmed artists for Soundset 2017 include:

Travis Scott, Atmosphere, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Gucci Mane, T.I., Mac Miller, Kevin Gates,

Lil Uzi Vert, Pusha T, Brother Ali, D.R.A.M., Ty Dolla $ign, P.O.S, the stand4rd (Allan

Kingdom, Bobby Raps, Psymun, Spooky Black), Dr. Octagon (Kool Keith and Dan the

Automator), Aminé, Talib Kweli, Denzel Curry, Mod Sun, Pete Rock, Dave East, 070

Shake, Sa-Roc, ZULUZULUU, Invisbl Skratch Piklz (Q Bert, D-Styles, Shortkut), Peanut

Butter Wolf, Stretch and Bobbito, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Oswin Benjamin, Sophia

Eris, J. Plaza, Monalisa, Horrorshow, Black Liquid, DJ TIIIIIIIIIIP, DJ Fleg, Last Word,

DJ Keezy, Booka B.

Hosted by Sway Calloway, Heather B, JPRATT & CROS One

Drawing fans from all 50 states and 19 different countries, Soundset found its new home

within the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in 2016, and celebrated its ninth year with over

32,000 music enthusiasts. Now in 2017, as Soundset enters its tenth year, the festival will

continue to expand within its current Twin Cities location. Drawing on the fundamental

elements of Hip-Hop, Soundset hosts an eclectic lineup of 40+ performers, b-boy and b-girl

battles, DJ’s, and live painting exhibitions, as well as a skateboard park with contests, a

custom car show and much more.

This year, Atmosphere returns to perform at Soundset after completing an extensive

worldwide tour of 78 dates for their 2016 release, Fishing Blues. Travis Scott joins the

festival’s lineup on the heels of his sophomore release, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight and

the success of his single “Goosebumps” featuring Kendrick Lamar.  Celebrated icon and 5-

time Grammy award winning Ms. Lauryn Hill brings a very special performance to Soundset

with her full live band. Representing for the South, heavy hitters Gucci Mane, T.I. and Kevin

Gates will all be making their first Soundset appearances.  Mac Miller, a Soundset alum,

returns after the success of a U.S. tour and the 2016 release of his fourth studio album, The

Divine Feminine.  Philadelphia's bona fide rockstar, Lil Uzi Vert will be returning to

Minnesota after a busy winter touring in Europe.  One of Hip Hop’s most sought after

collaborators and G.O.O.D. Music’s president, Pusha T will be joining the festival stage at

long last.  Rhymesayers own, Brother Ali just announced his latest album All The Beauty In

This Whole Life due in stores just before he appears at Soundset. D.R.A.M., riding the wave

of his successful debut, Big Baby D.R.A.M. and its multi-platinum single, “Broccoli” brings his

magnetic personality to the Soundset stage.  Los Angeles-based Ty Dolla $ign joins the

lineup with his chart-topping hits blending Hip Hop and R&B, further complementing the

diverse sounds showcased at the festival.  Minneapolis-bred rapper and producer P.O.S is

back in action after receiving a kidney transplant. Revitalized, and without skipping a beat, he

released his new album Chill, dummy in January.  Saint Paul’s own Allan Kingdom, Bobby

Raps, Psymun & Spooky Black all make a rare appearance together at Soundset as the

stand4rd.  Soundset is honored to have revered and prolific artists Kool Keith and Dan The

Automator, performing together as Dr. Octagon. Your favorite producer’s favorite producer,

the legendary Pete Rock will be djing Soundset for the very first time. A few breakout artists

making their Soundset debut are Portland, Oregon’s Aminé, Harlem’s Dave East and New

Jersey native and G.O.O.D Music signee, 070 Shake. As Minnesota natives making their

first Soundset appearance, the positive vibes of Mod Sun will be sure to make the crowd

smile, while the acclaimed six piece, genre-blending musical vanguard ZULUZULUU will

make the Twin Cities proud. The esteemed and multi-talented DJ/MC Sophia Eris, the up-

and-coming J. Plaza, and the mesmerizing duo, Nazeem & Spencer Joles will also

represent for the Twin Cities.

Back again for his 5th year as the main stage master of ceremonies is radio and television

personality Sway Calloway of SiriusXM Shade 45. Additional stages hosted by Heather B of

SiriusXM, JPRATT and CROS One.

Soundset Festival boasts a full day of two Main Stages and the Fifth Element stage,

delivering over 40 artists performing over ten hours of diverse Hip-Hop music, plus the

Essential Elements tent featuring the 4th-annual Freestyle Session Minnesota B-Boy/B- Girl

competition. In addition, Ironlak presents this year’s live painting exhibition, bringing some of

the world's most talented visual artists.  Full artist lineup to be announced soon!

Also returning will be the 7 th -annual Skateboard Showdown presented by Familia, the 10 th –

annual Soundset Custom Car Show and the Last of the Record Buyers production

showcase featuring Astronautica, Illingsworth, Linafornia, hosted by Big Quarters.

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, Soundset 2017 is guaranteed to provide a full day

of fun!

Tickets on sale beginning Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11:00 AM Central Standard Time to the

general public, available online through soundsetfestival.frontgatetickets.com and in store

at Fifth Element (2411 Hennepin Ave S in Minneapolis, MN 55405).

General Admission tickets are $78. VIP tickets also available for $198. (All tickets include

facility fee and parking in the ticket price. Must be 18+ to purchase VIP tickets or enter the

VIP area.)

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