A3C ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF ARTISTS
(ATLANTA, GA – June 13, 2011) The best of Hip Hop is coming to Atlanta as the 3-day A3C Hip Hop Festival announces the first round of artists for the 2011 event at The Masquerade. Random Axe, Freeway and Laws are just a few of the exemplary artists that will take the stage October 6-8, 2011.
Artists confirmed so far to perform at the fall festival include Random Axe (Sean Price, Black Milk and Guilty Simpson), Freeway, Aleon Craft, Laws, J-Live, Percee P, Ras Kass, Boog Brown, Ultra Beast (Senor Kaos and 4-Ize), Dillon and Paten Locke.
In addition, Dee-1 and Big Rec have been selected to perform from ReverbNation submissions and artists Danny! and Goines have been chosen from Sonicbids. A3C is still accepting artists’ submissions through either Sonicbids or ReverbNation. A3C staff listen to every submission and are looking for talented artists from across the country who can bring something unique to the festival. All artists that submit through Sonicbids receive a 3-day festival pass. Submission fees apply.
These are a handful of the several hundred artists still to be announced. Performers will be released on a continual basis until the start of the festival.
A3C is also proud to announce the return of the Perfect Attendance showcase in partnership with The Smoking Section. The 3-day Perfect Attendance stage features the best up and coming artists from all regions of the country. Each night is dedicated to artists from a different region including East, West and Midwest, performing alongside southern artists. In other words, the best of the best from the East, West and Midwest brought to you by the South. Artists can submit for the Perfect Attendance stage through ReverbNation starting next week.
The A3C has not only become the largest Hip Hop festival in the southeastern United States, but is the premier gathering place for MCs, DJs, and producers that create Hip Hop music as well as participants and fans of the culture. In addition to the live performances and showcases like promoter extraordinaire Fadia Kader’s Perfect Attendance, the A3C Hip Hop Festival features turntable, producer, and breakdance competitions as well as educational and community programming including panel discussions and workshops. The 2010 festival included such iconic artists as Jean Grae, 9th Wonder, Rhymefest, Camp Lo, Murs, Killer Mike and Beat Minerz.
A3C Hip Hop Festival tickets are available on the A3C website. 3-day passes are $33 and daily passes are $15/day. For discounted hotel accommodations, contact the Days Inn Atlanta Downtown at 1-866-650-7925 with the event name, A3C Festival, and booking code, A3C. The hotel is located at the intersection of Spring Street and Baker Street, approximately 2 miles from The Masquerade.
Specific showcase, panel, artist and event updates will continue to be announced through the A3C website through the event’s start on October 6, 2011. For more information about becoming involved in the A3C as an artist, partner, volunteer or media representative, visit www.a3cfestival.com.
ABOUT THE A3C: Now in its 7th year, the A3C Hip Hop Festival is a 2-day, 3-night event held annually in Atlanta, GA and features live performances from a wide variety of approximately 200 artists. The live performance schedule is enhanced by day and evening content showcasing some of the most exciting breakdance, graphic art, fashion, film, equipment demonstrations and panels relating to Hip Hop culture.
Since 2005, the event has featured over 600 of the most elite artists in Hip Hop including: Rakim, Buckshot, Black Sheep, DJ Premier, The Juice Crew, Biz Markie, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Clipse, Souls of Mischief, Little Brother, Wale and B.o.B. In 2010, the A3C was attended by over 20,000 fans and featured partnerships and co-sponsored events with Red Bull, Fadia Kader’s Perfect Attendance, 2DopeBoyz, The Smoking Section, iStandard, Kevin Nottingham, Unique Squared, DJBooth, SESAC and more.
The A3C will take place October 6 - 8, 2011 in Atlanta, GA with its hub at the Masquerade located at 695 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.
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