J. Cole (With Special Guest Drake) And Usher Headline Dreamville Festival 2023

Plus Additional Headline Set From Burna Boy Alongside Weekend Performances From Summer Walker, Lil Durk, J.I.D, Ari Lennox, City Girls & More

Dreamville Festival Returns April 1-2 to Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park, Tickets On-Sale Now at DreamvilleFest.com

J. Cole and his Dreamville team are proud to announce the full music lineup for this year’s Dreamville Festival which is set to return to Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 1-2. GA, GA+ and VIP two-day passes are on sale now at www.DreamvilleFest.com

As in years past, J. Cole has once again invited some of his favorite artists and collaborators to join him in his home state of North Carolina for one of the most anticipated music events of the year. Day 1 on Saturday will be headlined by multi-platinum-selling R&B global superstar USHER, with additional performances from Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, City Girls, Sean Paul, EARTHGANG, Jessie Reyez, and Key Glock, among others; while Sunday features one of the world’s biggest international superstars Burna Boy, as well as a curated selection of artists like Summer Walker, J.I.D, GloRilla, Bas, Waka Flaka Flame, Mario, and many more.  

To close out the 2023 edition of Dreamville Festival on Sunday night, J. Cole will welcome fellow international icon, Drake, to appear as a special guest during his headlining set on the festival main stage as the two will perform a medley of hits from each of their chart-topping catalogs, which collectively have come to define the sound of a generation. Burna Boy will headline and close out the second stage on Sunday, prior to J. Cole + Drake ending the weekend activities on the festival main stage.  

The expanded two-day event will also mark a rare reunion for Dreamville Records as Cole is bringing together the entire music roster to perform at the weekend event including Ari Lennox, J.I.D, EARTHGANG, Bas, Cozz, Omen, and Lute. 

The full music lineup broken down by day is listed below and additional information can be found at DreamvilleFest.com

Saturday, April 1: 

  • USHER 
  • Lil Durk 
  • Ari Lennox 
  • City Girls 
  • Sean Paul 
  • Jessie Reyez 
  • Key Glock 
  • SiR 
  • Lute 
  • Omen 
  • Marqus Clae 
  • Victony 

Sunday, April 2: 

  • J. Cole + Drake 
  • Burna Boy 
  • Summer Walker 
  • J.I.D 
  • GloRilla 
  • Bas 
  • Waka Flaka Flame 
  • Mario 
  • Ayra Starr 
  • Baby Tate 
  • Cozz 
  • Jordan Ward 
  • Reuben Vincent 

With a continued emphasis on community, diversity, and inclusivity, Dreamville Festival will once again offer fans from across the globe a weekend celebration curated by J. Cole himself and featuring a variety of local vendors, food trucks, artisans, and community organizations from the greater Triangle area. Festival-goers can look forward to exploring the historic Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh’s largest city park, and enjoying incredible music performances next April featuring Cole’s own favorite musical artists and collaborators who are traveling worldwide to perform in his home state of North Carolina.  

Last spring, organizers welcomed 80,000 total attendees from across the globe including travelers from all 50 U.S. states and more than a dozen international countries, which were treated to a variety of family-friendly activities and local vendors, food trucks, and artisans from the greater Triangle area. Dreamville Festival 2022 in total created a more than $6.7 million dollar economic impact on the local Raleigh and Wake County community, and has since become one of today’s largest and most popular artist-led music festivals. 

GA, GA+, and VIP passes are on sale now at DreamvilleFest.com, although fans are encouraged to act fast and buy today as limited quantities remain. A portion of proceeds from the 2023 event will be donated to the festival’s official charity partners – the Dreamville Foundation and Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy.   

Stay up-to-date on future Dreamville Festival news and announcements, including the performance schedule, vendor village lineup, and more by visiting the following channels: 

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Originally launched in 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dreamville Festival is an outdoor weekend music festival that returns each spring to the historic Dorothea Dix Park and serves as the Dreamville brand’s signature annual event for its fans worldwide.  

With guests regularly traveling from across the globe and all 50 U.S. states to attend this highly-curated festival experience featuring local culture, food, and art, as well as performances from some of the biggest names in music today, Dreamville Festival has quickly become one of the largest annual events in the state of North Carolina as well as one of today’s most popular artist-led music festivals in the world.  

Having grown up in nearby Fayetteville, Dreamville founder J. Cole and his team look to use the festival as a continued opportunity to shine a light on the special place that helped shape him into the successful and creative artist he is today. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.DreamvilleFest.com


Founded by Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum hip-hop artist J. Cole in 2007, the organization is home to Dreamville Records, a critically acclaimed and commercially successful record label distributed in partnership with Interscope Records. Dreamville Records is currently home to a variety of both established and up-and-coming music artists, including J. Cole, J.I.D, Ari Lennox, Bas, EARTHGANG, Cozz, Lute, and Omen.  

Dreamville has now evolved into the modern multidisciplinary entertainment and media company, Dreamville Ventures, which serves as the parent company to the aforementioned record label, as well as Studios, Apparel, Impact, and Festival divisions. As a diversified cultural hub, Dreamville continues to cultivate and create music, content, live events, and fashion as well as compelling ad campaigns with the industry’s biggest brands. To learn more, visit Dreamville.com