A3C Festival

October 5-9, 2016 | Atlanta, GA

Hip-Hop's Biggest Stage

Experience · Discover · Celebrate

About A3C Festival

A3C Festival features 1,500+ performances over 5 days, while the Hip-Hop community ascends on Atlanta to discover, experience and celebrate the most iconic, talented and promising artists from across the US, and abroad.  

Festival Grounds

The festival grounds is the heart of the A3C Festival.  The outdoor festival includes the main stage and is home to some of the biggest performances and most memorable moments each year.  Thousands of fans gather on the festival grounds to enjoy Hip-Hop music, art and culture, while eating great food and drinking.

Schedule & Line-Up Coming Soon. 


Show & Events

Dozens of shows and events are curated by Hip-Hop’s most influential brands, media outlets, organizations and tastemakers.  A3C shows are the backbone of the A3C Festival and continue to be the most influential discovery platforms in hip-hop.  Watch over 1,000 MCs, DJs and producers from across the world perform during 5 days in Atlanta.

Schedule & Line-Up Coming Soon. 

A3C Festival Schedule

 Wed, Oct 5Thu, Oct 6Fri, Oct 7Sat, Oct 8Sun, Oct 9
Festival Grounds
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Shows & Events

*Full festival performance schedule coming soon*

Submit to Perform

We only accept artist submissions via Sonicbids.  We do NOT accept unsolicited submissions.

Submission are FREE until July 31st.

Late Submissions = $50 (August 1st – September 19th)

Each artist that is NOT selected to perform will receive a discount code for $25 off any A3C pass, so there is no downside.

Past Sonicbids Selections Include: Young Thug, Trinidad James, Rhymefest, Ca$h Out, Que, Black Sheep, Tanya Morgan, CJ Fly of Pro Era, & Propaganda.

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Submit a Show Proposal

We work with dozens of brands, organizations and influencers to help curate A3C shows and events.  Each year, we strive to present a very diverse schedule of shows that range: sonically, geographically and culturally.  We attempt to showcase a cross-section of hip-hop music (past, present and future) from across the US, and world.

Past Curators Include: BET, Noisey, Redbull, Puma, Street Execs, Boiler Room, Boosie Badazz, MyMixtapez, Don’t Flop Entertainment, De La Soul, Stones Throw, 9th Wonder, Soulection, Grand Hustle, BMI, The Recording Academy, URL and Talib Kweli.   

Submit a Showcase Proposal

Buy A Pass

VIP Pass

Best for industry professionals, uber-fans and anyone looking to connect with iconic artists and industry influencers.

VIP attendees receive exclusive access, private events, food & drinks, swag and additional amenities that will be announced on July 31st.

Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23


[Sold Out]

$399 $499

Limited # of Passes at Each Price. Available Only While Supplies Last 

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Festival + Conference Pass

Best for music lovers and industry professionals that want to fully engage with the hip-hop culture as well as learn and network.

Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23
$144 $199 $256

Discount Passes Available for Groups Over 3

Limited # of Passes at Each Price. Available Only While Supplies Last

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Festival Pass

Best for hip-hop fans that want to experience the festival grounds as well as the shows and events over 5 days, but don’t mind skipping the most of networking and learning opportunities.

  • 75+ Shows & Event
  • Festival Grounds
  • 1,000+ Performances
Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23
$99 $119 $149

Discount Passes Available for Groups Over 3

Limited # of Passes at Each Price. Available Only While Supplies Last

Single Day Festival Grounds Passes Available on July 31st

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Conference Pass

Best for music industry, entrepreneurs, institutions and organizations that want to learn, connect and network, but don’t mind skipping the festival grounds, shows and events.

  • 80+ Sessions, Panels, Mixers, Live Interviews, Meet-Ups and Workshops
  • Conference Center & Pro-Audio Center
  • 300+ Speakers
Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23
$119 $169 $219

Discount Passes Available for Groups Over 3

Limited # of Passes at Each Price.  Available Only While Supplies Last

Single Day Conference Center Passes Available on July 31st

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"A3C has been, and continues to be, what so many other music festivals can only still pretend to be; a place that truly showcases the next generation of hip-hop artists."
"A3C is the absolute best festival for rising Hip Hop talent. Their artist-first approach is priceless."
"Luv to the team at A3C for givin artists a platform to be heard and build their craft!!"
"What started as a small local showcase in Atlanta has grown into a prime destination for anybody who’s anybody in the hip-hop world."
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New & Noteworthy

Artist & Speaker Alumni

  • J. Cole
  • Action Bronson
  • De La Soul
  • Jeezy
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Bun B
  • Questlove
  • Ghostface Killah
  • DJ Premier
  • Too Short
  • B.o.B
  • 2 Chainz
  • 9th Wonder
  • Meek Mill
  • Schoolboy Q
  • A$AP Rocky
  • A$SAP Ferg
  • Lecrae
  • Big K.R.I.T
  • August Alsina
  • Big Boi
  • Devin The Dude
  • G-Eazy
  • Scarface
  • Danny Brown
  • Ca$h Out
  • Young Thug
  • Mike Will Made-It
  • Madlib
  • Mobb Deep
  • Rakim
  • Wale
  • The Clipse
  • 8Ball & MJG
  • Tech N9ne
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • Curren$y
  • Cam’ron
  • The Juice Crew
  • Dej Loaf
  • Juvenile
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Dom Kennedy
  • Jay Electronica
  • Jean Grae
  • Hopsin
  • Freeway
  • Da Beatminerz
  • Killer Mike
  • Big Daddy Kane
  • Raekwon
  • Mystikal
  • Soulection
  • King Chip
  • Dead Prez
  • Pete Rock
  • CunninLynguists
  • Black Thought
  • Slum Village
  • The Lox
  • Camp Lo
  • M.O.P
  • Ab-Soul
  • Crooked-I
  • Aesop Rock
  • Rockie Fresh
  • Freddie Gibbs
  • Rich Homie Quan
  • Chuck Inglish
  • DJ Kid Capri
  • GZA
  • DJ Scratch
  • Murs
  • Kool Keith
  • Cannibal OX
  • RA The Rugggedman
  • Iamsu!
  • Raury
  • Talib Kweli
  • Stalley
  • Don Connon
  • Vic Mensa
  • Casey Veggies
  • Just Blaze
  • Mistah Fab
  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Waka Flocka
  • Cyhi The Prynce
  • Lil Bibby
  • Rittz
  • J-Live
  • Ski Beatz
  • Problem
  • Dizzy Wright
  • Jay Rock
  • Travis Porter
  • Twista
  • Jarren Benton
  • Bryan Michael Cox
  • Vic Mensa
  • Lil Durk
  • Jon Connor
  • Migos
  • Yelawolf