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This Is My Year

We started this fan-challenge campaign to highlight more artists and engage the hip-hop community. We've been able to help more artists and involve fans in the programming process. Artist discovery is in our DNA. 

A3C is the absolute best festival for rising Hip-Hop talent. - HipHopDX

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. - DJBooth.net

Luv to the team at A3C for givin artists a platform to be heard and build their craft. - Diddy (Twitter)

A3C has become a staple for independent artists to be at each year - Rapsody

How does it work?  

We select 6 stand out artists each week from the Sonicbids submissions. We highlight the artists and promote an online voting platform that puts the final decision in the hands of the fans and hip-hop community. The 2 artists with the most votes each week win an opportunity to perform at the A3C Festival & Conference in Atlanta from October 8-13.

Over 16 weeks more than 32 artists are selected through This is My Year, and those artists perform on the This Is My Year Stage in Atlanta.

Past A3C Performers: J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, J.I.D, Lil Pump, Schoolboy Q, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg, Lecrae, Big K.R.I.T, G-Eazy, 21 Savage, Vince Staples, Sonny Digital, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Mike Will Made It, Young M.A, Ty Dolla $ign, Curren$y, Dej Loaf, WifisFuneral, Playboi Carti, Lil B, Saweetie, Smino, Vic Mensa, Saba, Metro Boomin, Rich The Kid, Ski Mask the Slumpgod, and Lil Yatchy

Sonicbids is our exclusive artist submission partner. We ONLY accept artist submissions via Sonicbids.  

We do NOT accept unsolicited submissions.  You must have an active Sonicbids account to submit your EPK for review.


All selected artists will receive a free Conference pass. 

Each act NOT selected to perform from Sonicbids will receive a discount for select A3C passes.

Want to perform at A3C?

Submit to Perform

We're searching through Sonicbids for dope artists each week. If we like what we see we'll email you for the next steps.

If you submit for A3C Festival & Conference, you're automatically be considered for additional performance opportunties produced by A3C, including ATL's Own... but you only need to submit once!

More information on performing HERE.

"A3C is important for the culture because it cares about the community. It cares about awareness on all fronts, entrepreneurship for young people. [It] cares about people like me, who cares about young people and getting them to get into entrepreneurship, discovery of new technology, that type of thing. They’re involved and dialed into everything that’s happening across all fronts, and they care about hip hop." - Nas

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