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The ONE Musicfest lineup has been announced
and we hope that all wigs are secured, all edges are still in place, and all durags still have their flaps.
This ninth year is nothing like you’ve experienced with any music festival before.
So, who’s coming to the lawn and rocking the stages with us?
For all the hiphop OG’s, this one is for you! Taking it back to the 90s with classics like “If I Ruled the World” and present day songs we love like “Nas Album Done” and “Daughters”. Word on the internet is that there’s new music from Nas on the way, prepare yourselves.
It’s not a full moon, but the R&B songstress is back and who else would she hit the stage with in Atlanta than ONE Musicfest? .
What’s an Atlanta festival without ‘The King of the South’? T.I. is taking the stage and while we get ready for his new music, we’ll enjoy all the trap classics and feature verses. This performance will be a sense of nostalgia and a true ode to Atlanta.
That’s right, Kelis is back and this is why ONE Musicfest is so monumental because you never know who will show up. Taking a break from her newfound career as a chef, Kelis is bringing the milkshakes and boys to the lawn and giving us performances of her classic hits.
“God oh God!” The Don of Detroit is on the line up, that’s right! Big Sean is hitting the stage at ONE Musicfest and giving us hits from his early days like “My Last” and “Dance [Ass]”. Known for his giant stage presence, the ONE Musicfest lawn won’t be the same after he drops the mic.
A newcomer to the R&B but no rookie, DVSN is gracing the stage and serenading the crowd with hits like “Too Deep” and “Think About Me”. Sure to bring the sultry and cool vibes, this is a performance you don’t want to miss!
With a sold out show in Atlanta back in March, we can’t get enough of the R&B rockstar so we had to bring him back for ONE Musicfest. With new hits from his latest album and the classic throwbacks we love, you’ll be sure to jump around, cry, maybe hit a two-step.
What’s a festival without afro beats and a cultural experience? Bringing the streets of Lagos to the festival stage, Davido has made himself known overseas and in the states and is sure to be a good time for everyone to enjoy. If you’re not hip to afrobeats before this performance, you will be once the set is wrapped.
Your favorite Mississippian is hitting the festival stage with us in the fall. With recent hits like “1999”, “Keep the Devil Off”, and classic throwbacks like “Hometown Hero” and “Me and my Old school”, this performance will give you a mix of a good church service and riding in the Cadillac on a summer night.
Down and out like last week, but don’t be down and miss this performance. With the summer hit “Crew”, GOLDLINK has been on every playlist and now he’ll be on the lawn at this year’s festival. With other hits like “Palm Trees”, his set is going to be a vibe that you shouldn’t miss out.
From the bottom of the map to the stage at Central Park, the snowman is about to heat things up. Get ready to indulge in hood classics like “Bottom of da map” and “Trap or Die” as well as a catalogue of his recent songs like “GOD” and “Bottles Up”.
Now, what’s an Atlanta music festival without the true ATLiens that made way for some of your favorite rappers today? Kilo Ali, Eastside Boyz, YoungbloodZ, Trillville, and Ying Yang Twins are all hitting the stage for a party of their own. All the songs that you were probably too young to be singing or your parents grew up dancing to, will be in one place. You can’t get this experience anywhere else.
WHO ELSE TO EXPECT?
The list continues and the party on the lawn isn’t stopping anytime soon. We’re just getting started:
Canadian singer Jessie Reyes has been making waves and will be at this year’s festival, Rapsody, August Greene which features ONE Musicfest alumni, Common. Singing duo, St. Beauty is gracing the stage, the legendary George Clinton and songstress, Teedra Moses is sure to give a performance that will leave you in awe!
We’re less than 100 days away from the festival, study up on your favorite songs now and be sure to purchase ticketsbefore they’re gone.