The 11th annual A3C Festival & Conference, affectionately known as “Hip-Hop’s Annual Pilgrimage,” will take place Oct. 7–11, 2015, in Atlanta’s eclectic Old 4th Ward, near Edgewood Avenue and in East Atlanta Village. A3C organizers announce the first, of three, installments of artists and speakers to participate at this years events. The internationally recognized five-day festival and conference will feature hip-hop icons: De La Soul, Rakim, Cam’ron, Dame Dash, Just Blaze, Curren$y & Jet Life, Jean Grae, Cyhi the Prynce Pharoahe Monch, Soulection Executive Team and Kool Keith. Hundreds more performers and speakers will be announced over the next three months. Discount passes are on sale and can be purchased at www.a3cfestival.com.
The A3C has not only become the largest hip-hop festival and conference in the South, but is the premiere gathering place for MCs, DJs, producers and speakers that create hip-hop music as well as participants and enthusiasts of the culture. A3C curates a multifaceted experience including the festival, the conference, and unique brand activations that take over the city of Atlanta during this time. Since 2005, the event has featured over 3,000 of the most exciting artists in hip-hop, including: The Juice Crew, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Action Bronson, Questlove, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Lecrae, Big Boi, G-Eazy, Scarface, Danny Brown, Young Thug, Tech N9ne, Jay Electronica, Big Daddy Kane, Vic Mensa, Waka Flocka, Wale, and B.o.B.
The A3C Festival features 500 plus performances over five days, while the hip-hop community ascends on Atlanta to experience, celebrate and discover the most legendary, talented and promising artists from across the US, and abroad. Artists are continuously added to A3C Festival line-up and every night features surprise performances. In other words, the A3C Festival is an amazing hip-hop experience like no other.
“I love the team at A3C for giving artists a platform to be heard and build their craft,” says Sean “Puffy” Combs.
The A3C Conference is an incomparable platform for the Hip-Hop industry, academics, creatives, companies and organizations to connect, learn and build. A3C Conference includes keynote speakers, panels, workshops, demos, interviews, screenings, mixers and exhibits featuring over 150 hip-hop industry experts, academics and influencers
“I really love what this conference represents. I love that most of the people that you see are business minded, it’s inspiring,” Bun B shares.
A3C has moved the Conference Center to The Loudermilk Center, and the host hotel to the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The A3C Pro-Audio Conference Center will remain at the SAE Institute of Atlanta, and A3C has partnered with the Atlanta Streetcars to move A3C attendees around Atlanta for free.
2015 A3C Festival & Conference presenting partners include: MyMixtapez, Monster Energy, SAE Institute of Atlanta, Morehouse College, Mail Chimp, Tunecore and Sonicdbids.
Stay tuned for additional artists/speaker announcements. For more information about the A3C Festival & Conference, taking place in Atlanta on Oct. 7-11, 2015, visit www.a3cfestival.com. Follow A3C on Facebook.com/A3Cfestival and Twitter – @A3C and Instagram – @A3CFestival and the hashtag is #A3C2015.