J. Cole's Dreamville Festival Rescheduled for April 2019
The inaugural Dreamville Festival had to be canceled last week (Sept. 10) because of the inclement weather conditions due to Hurricane Florence. Acting quickly, the record label confirmed Friday (Sept. 21) that the 2018 Dreamville Festival has been successfully rescheduled to April 6 of 2019 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.
"We battled with the idea of moving forward with the festival at this time or formally canceling the event. But after receiving unwavering support from the fans and the community, we are excited to announce Dreamville Festival will now take place on April 6, 2019," Dreamville Records president Ibrahim Hamad said in a press release.
The release goes on to state that those who purchased tickets for the original date will have the option to keep their existing tickets that will be honored once again, or they may get a refund, which will be granted in full if requested by Oct. 5. The star-studded lineup of performers included J. Cole, Young Thug, SZA, Big Sean, Nelly, Teyana Taylor and many others.
Following Hurricane Florence's storms tearing through the East Coast, the North Carolina-bred rapper's nonprofit organization, The Dreamville Foundation, decided to take action and help aid the reeling residents in Cole's hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Thirty inches of rain caused more than 900,000 power outages in the area and a number of relocations. Food stations and temporary housing options were strategically placed throughout the city for families in need.
Check out the official announcement regarding the festival's rescheduling below.
#DreamvilleFest is officially rescheduled to April 6, 2019 at @DixPark in Raleigh, NC.— Dreamville Fest (@Dreamvillefest) September 21, 2018
Fans who purchased tickets for the previous date of 9/15/18 will have the option to keep their existing tickets which will be honored for the new date, or to request a full refund by 10/5/18 pic.twitter.com/qZEu8EE1GA