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Rolling Loud Festival

What is the Rolling Loud Festival?

What exactly is the Rolling Loud Festival? Rolling Loud, a general term for a variety of topics, is now an official hip hop-based event that is literally taking over the world. Rolling Loud has grown into a global empire that many festivals in the industry are beginning to look up to after only three years. So, what exactly is Rolling Loud, you might ask?

Despite being one of the industry's newest names, Rolling Loud does not disappoint when it comes to attracting large crowds. Rolling Loud grew from a humble one-day event to the leading music festival in its genre, earning the title of the fastest growing live music festival of its time. Rolling Loud has welcomed hundreds of thousands of revelers, with some of the industry's biggest names headlining its shows.

Rolling Loud is entirely curated and run independently by a small group of concert promoters. Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler founded and run Rolling Loud.

After five years of consistently building their brand and successfully putting on hip hop shows throughout Florida, they revealed their plans for an all-day musical experience featuring Schoolboy Q, Juicy J, A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson, Currensy, Travis Scott, and many more renowned hip hop artists. When Rolling Loud debuted its first show, co-founders Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif were only 26 and 25 years old, respectively.

While booking club acts in Florida, they became involved in the live show business. Dope Entertainment was founded in 2010 by two childhood friends who were arranging concerts throughout the state when they noticed a gap in the live-music industry. It lacked a festival solely dedicated to hip-hop.

The duo was already acquainted with both newcomers to the scene and those who were already well-established.

They figured out how to capitalize on the one thing the live music industry lacked. And, fortunately, it was in high demand.

Did you know that Young Thug's first festival performance was at Rolling Loud? And he wasn't the only rapper to experience their first taste of fame on the Miami stage. Lil Yachty was booked and paid a meager $1,500 for his first show, and other rappers who now earn hundreds of thousands can say the same.

While the festival's lineup has already been revised, founder Matt Zingler stated in an interview that the element of surprise in terms of special guests and surprise performers is part of what makes Rolling Loud unique.

While Miami is considered the "mothership," Rolling Loud has grown into an international brand that has spread across the globe. It has previously held successful editions of the three-day festival in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Sydney, with future shows returning to some of these locations.

Rolling Loud and the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) announced a collaboration last year to raise awareness of social justice issues. Throughout the three-day festival, the organization will prioritize activism and community through a series of panel discussions, fundraising efforts, and other activities. Discussions will include thought leaders from the industry, activists, and musicians who have used their platforms to advocate for change.

When was the first Rolling Loud Festival?

When did the first Rolling Loud Festival take place? It's no coincidence that Rolling Loud was born and developed in Miami during a particularly fertile period for Floridian hip-hop, with the nascent SoundCloud rap scene in the first half of the decade bringing through a slew of future stars from The Sunshine State who would go on to garner acclaim across North America and beyond, including Denzel Curry, Lil Pump, Ski Mask the Slump God, XXXTentacion, Kodak Black

A quick glance at the poster for the inaugural edition in 2015 reveals a handful of local acts – Denzel Curry, Robb Banks, Yung Simmie – but what's perhaps more telling is the caliber of other names secured for the inaugural festival, a one-day affair held indoors in late February. The headliner was Schoolboy Q. Other performers included Travis Scott, Action Bronson, and A$AP Ferg.

And this is a testament to the organizers' history and immersion in the world of live hip-hop, as they have spent years bringing some of the scene's biggest names to Florida for shows. The next logical step was to organize a festival that would allow them to balance big names with local talent on their own terms.

The flagship event in Miami has grown and grown over the years, quickly becoming a two-day, then three-day event that has hosted the likes of Future, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Joey Bada$$, Post Malone, and countless others, becoming one of the world's largest festivals of its kind.

The festival's first show in 2015 drew only 6,000 people. The numbers now tell a different story. Since then, the number of revelers has grown exponentially with each passing year. Rolling Loud has made Miami its overall home, now featuring three full days of music, art, and tens of thousands of fans gathered together for their love of the hip hop movement.

The Miami event will be held July 22-24, 2022 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL, and the Toronto event will be held September 9-11, 2022 at Ontario Place in Toronto, Canada.

Where is the Rolling Loud Festival?

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens hosts the Rolling Loud Festival.

How long does the Rolling Loud Festival last?

The Rolling Loud Festival is a multi-day music event.

Is there an age limit for the Rolling Loud Festival?

To attend the Rolling Loud Festival, you must be at least 16 years old. A ticket will be required for all attendees.

What is the lineup for the Rolling Loud Festival in 2022?

Headliners for the 2022 Miami Rolling Loud Festival include Ye, Future, Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Gunna, Kodak Black, Don Toliver, and others.

Dave, Future, Wizkid, Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Ricch, Migos, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Skepta, NAV, Rae Sremmurd, and others headline the 2022 Toronto Rolling Loud Toronto lineup.

What am I supposed to wear to the Rolling Loud Festival?

Miami can get quite hot, you should pack lighter, more comfortable clothing. When you wear thicker and heavier clothing, you are more likely to become sweaty and tired. As a result, this packing list is divided into three sections: casual, formal, and general. Casual will focus on clothing that you might wear to Rolling Loud, the beach, or simply exploring Miami. Formal clothing includes items that you might want to wear to a formal meeting or restaurant.

Casual:

T-shirts – Miami is almost certainly going to be hot or warm (somewhere above 80 degrees). T-shirts are an excellent choice for this type of weather. T-shirts allow you to stay modest while enjoying the weather. Wearing lighter fabric t-shirts, such as cotton, is a great idea.

Cotton clothing is ideal for hot weather because it keeps you cooler than most other fabrics. Another suggestion is to wear lighter-colored shirts. Lighter colors tend to reflect sunlight while darker colors absorb it, as you've probably heard. For this trip, you might want to bring some white or light-colored shirts.

Shorts – Shorts, like t-shirts, are a casual necessity. Choose some lighter, more breathable shorts. Cotton shorts are one of the best options because they are inexpensive and widely available. Linen and silk are two other breathable fabrics (these tend to be a little more expensive). For exploring Miami, lighter cargo shorts are ideal. Because you'll most likely be carrying your phone, wallet, and other belongings, the pockets allow you to go hands-free.

Jeans – Jeans are an excellent piece of clothing to bring on your trip. It goes with so many things because it is so versatile. You can dress it down with a t-shirt or up with a polo or suit jacket. Joggers or sweatpants are another great option to have on hand.

These are typically comfortable and ideal for working out or casual wear. Try chino pants if you want to look a little more stylish. They not only look great, but they are also very comfortable if properly fitted.

Formal:

Dress Shirts – Dress shirts are a good option to have if you want to go a little classier and more formal. Long-sleeve or short-sleeve t-shirts, whether long or short-sleeve, should be lighter in color. Once again, the principle of "light colors reflect and dark colors absorb" comes into play. Also, if you're wearing it with a suit jacket, you should probably go with a breathable fabric like cotton, silk, or linen. Satin can be light and a good choice for dress shirts at times.

Dress Pants – If you're going to wear a dress shirt, you should also bring dress pants. A good pair of pants complements a good shirt, so you can look your best if you choose the right combination. When it comes to dress pants, it can be difficult to find a good-looking lighter shade, so go for something like a lighter navy blue or gray. Although black is a very elegant color, it attracts heat to your body.

Suit Pieces – When most people think of elegance or formal wear (particularly in men's clothing), they think of suits or suit jackets. They add a lot of flavor and style to an outfit, which is something that most people look for when attempting to dress formally.

When in Miami, you may want to avoid extremely dark options. Choose a light color, such as gray or a lighter navy blue (just like the pants). Because a suit is typically a heavier/thicker type of clothing option, it is best to choose lighter options if you want to be comfortable after a few hours in them. Thinner cotton or silk suits are an excellent lightweight option.

What should I bring with me to Rolling Loud?

Identification Documents

ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION FORMS:

  • Any official, unexpired United States government-issued driver's license or ID card with a photograph and date of birth.
  • Any official, unexpired US or foreign government-issued passport with a photograph and birth date.
  • Any official, unexpired foreign government-issued driver's license/ID, along with a color photocopy of the passport.
  • Any official and unexpired temporary DMV documents demonstrating that you are currently renewing a license—ONLY if accompanied by a passport or an expired license.

UNACCEPTABLE FORMATS OF IDENTIFICATION:

  • NO COLLEGE ID
  • NO consular identification
  • NO CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH
  • NO EXPIRED IDENTIFICATION OF ANY KIND
  • NO ID photocopies will be accepted (except as noted)
  • NO TEMPORARY DMV LICENSE WITHOUT A PASSPORT OR AN EXPIRED

COVID-19

Testing

A negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of attending Rolling Loud for guests who have not been vaccinated.

Entry

To enter Rolling Loud, you must bring proof of your Vaccine Card, Vaccine Record, or Negative COVID-19 test.

Items that are prohibited and permitted

Banned

  • NO AEROSOL PRODUCTS/CANS/SUNCREEN IN AEROSOL
  • There will be no air horns or noisemakers.
  • NO AUDIO RECEIVING DEVICES
  • There are no AVPs, MODs, or liquids to refill cartridges.
  • NO BUBBLE STROLLER
  • Bicycles, skates, scooters, and skateboards are not permitted.
  • NO SMALL BLANKETS OR BEACH TOWELS
  • No chairs or coolers allowed.
  • There will be no chains or chain wallets.
  • No cameras with detachable lenses.
  • NO DRUGS OR DRUG SUPPLIES
  • NO EXPLOSIVES OR FIREWORKS
  • NO RED FLAGS
  • There will be NO flyers, samples, giveaways, or promotional items.
  • NO USE OF GLASS OR METAL CONTENTS
  • Glow sticks and LED gloves are not permitted.
  • NO Hula Hooping
  • No hoverboards or Segways allowed.
  • NO EQUIPMENT
  • NO USE OF LASERS
  • NO MESHED BAGS
  • NO METAL, STAINLESS STEEL, OR ALUMINUM WATER BOTTLES
  • NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS
  • No mace or pepper spray
  • No pets or other animals are permitted.
  • No selfie sticks, tripods, or narcissists allowed.
  • No Sharpies, Markers, or Paint Pens are permitted.
  • No stuffed animals or inflatables allowed.
  • No tarps allowed
  • No umbrellas or parasols allowed.
  • No video cameras allowed.

Allowed

  • Binoculars, YES
  • Cameras, YES (Non-Pro)
  • YES (Sealed/Unopened) Chapstick and Lip Balm
  • Cigarettes and lighters, YES (1 Pack of Cigarettes per Guest)
  • YES, E-cigarettes and Vape Pens
  • Ear Plugs, YES
  • YES (Sealed/Unopened) Eye Drops
  • YES (Sealed/Unopened) Feminine Hygiene Items
  • YES, GoPros and Flip Cameras
  • YES, Baby Wipes and Hand Sanitizer
  • YES Caps
  • YES Cosmetics
  • YES Medication (Otc Sealed/Unopened, Rx Must have label with matching ID and all same pills – no mixing)
  • YES, Cell Phones and Chargers
  • YES, ponchos and raincoats
  • SERVICE ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED
  • YES, SUNCREEN (Non-Aerosol)
  • Sunglasses, YES
  • YES (Empty, Plastic) Water Bottles

Baggage Policy

NO backpacks, purses, or bags are permitted into the venue EXCEPT for the following:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags that are no larger than 12" x 6" x 12."
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags, such as Ziploc bags or similar;
  • Small clutch bags the size of a hand (no larger than 4.5 inches) "x 6.5"), with or without a strap or handle; and
  • Clear plastic Hydration packs (empty at entry), such as a CamelBak bag or something similar.

Is there a viewing area available for ADA visitors?

AREA AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

At various stages, accessible viewing areas will be made available to ADA patrons. Please visit us at the Accessibility Services kiosk to gain access to these areas.

Policies Regarding Accessible Viewing Areas:

  • If capacity is reached, companions may be asked to stand in the back.
  • Patrons and guests are not permitted to smoke in these areas.
  • Patrons are asked not to reserve parking spaces.

KIOSK FOR ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Please keep in mind that you must stop here to obtain your ADA wristband credential.

An Accessibility Services kiosk will be conveniently located near the main entrance. You can do the following at this location:

  • Obtain an ADA wristband credential.
  • Get answers to your ADA questions.
  • Research accessibility services.

Policies Concerning Wristbands

  • ADA wristbands are valid for the entire weekend.
  • DO NOT take off your wristband for the duration of the event.
  • Each disabled patron will receive one companion wristband (exceptions will be made for families with young children)
  • If a disabled guest wishes to change their companion, they should bring the old companion wristband to the Accessibility Services kiosk to be reissued.

How much are Rolling Loud Festival tickets?

Tickets for the Rolling Loud Festival start at $227.00 and go up to $500.00 on average.

How will I know if my ticket has been reserved?

There are two ways to check if you have a Rolling Loud Miami 2022 pre-sale ticket.

  1. You received a confirmation email.

(Note: Many fans rush to get their tickets and make common typos when entering their email address, such as typing ".con" instead of ".com" ".com.")

  1. A transaction has been made in your bank account.

If you haven't received either of these, your ticket has not been secured.

What is the distinction between GA, GA+, VIP, and VIP Munchie?

At Rolling Loud, general admission includes:

  • Admission to the world's only festival featuring over 100+ Hip-Hop acts on three stages over three days!
  • Access to all of our food vendors, a wide variety of beverage options, art activations, sponsored activations, and MORE!

NOTE:

Tiers are all the same type of ticket. For the best available price, please select the lowest tier.

Upgrades and downgrades, as well as single-day passes, are not available.

At Rolling Loud, GA+ includes:

  • Admission to the world's only festival featuring over 100+ Hip-Hop acts on three stages over three days!
  • Priority entry into the festival
  • Restrooms with air conditioning
  • Access to all of our food vendors, a wide variety of beverage options, art activations, sponsored activations, and MORE!

NOTE:

Tiers are all the same type of ticket. For the best available price, please select the lowest tier.

Upgrades and downgrades, as well as single-day passes, are not available.

The Rolling Loud Festival VIP Experience includes (18+):

(18+ in the United States, 19+ in Canada)

  • Access to the festival grounds as well as exclusive VIP areas
  • Restrooms with air conditioning
  • Priority entry into the festival
  • Exclusive private bar
  • Bunny's Bae Bar offers free makeup touch-ups.
  • Exclusive private food and beverage vendors
  • Installations of live art
  • Personal merchandise store
  • Seating areas in the shade

NOTE:

Tiers are all the same type of ticket. For the best available price, please select the lowest tier.

Upgrades and downgrades, as well as single-day passes, are not available.

The VIP MUNCHIES Experience at Rolling Loud Festival consists of the following (18+):

(18+ in the United States, 19+ in Canada)

  • Access to the festival grounds as well as exclusive VIP areas
  • 10 Meal Tickets to sample all of our cuisines
  • VIP Merch Pack Exclusive
  • Restrooms with air conditioning
  • Priority entry into the festival
  • Exclusive private bar
  • Bunny's Bae Bar offers free makeup touch-ups.
  • Exclusive private food and beverage vendors
  • Installations of live art
  • Personal merchandise store
  • Seating areas in the shade

How can I obtain my tickets?

Wristbands are used as tickets, and they begin shipping about a month before your event.

What happened to my Layaway Plan?

When a customer fails to meet the terms of the Layaway Plan agreement, the plan is canceled. For example, if a scheduled payment fails and is not made during the grace period, the plan may be canceled at the festival's discretion.

These terms were presented to you during the purchase process and can be found in your account in your Layaway Plan Order Details.

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