J. Cole Announces 2023 Dreamville Festival Lineup: Drake, Usher, Burna Boy & More

By Cooper Albers | February 28, 2023

0228jcolebfa.jpgJ. Cole performing at Governors Ball at Citi Field, Queens, NY. Lanscine Janneh/BFA.com

You’re not dreaming. Dreamville Festival is returning to Raleigh, N.C. with its most spectacular lineup yet.

Grammy Award winner J. Cole and his Dreamville Team have announced the festival will make its highly anticipated return to Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh’s largest city park, from April 1-2. It boasts an illustrious lineup fronted by Burna Boy and Usher. J. Cole will close out the festival alongside fellow legend Drake. The two hip-hop pioneers have had many collaborations over the years, alongside solo careers that speak for themselves, making for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Other artists on the lineup include Lil Durk, Glorilla, Reuben Vincent and Waka Flocka Flame. The festival will also showcase performances from the entire Dreamville roster, including JID, Ari Lennox, Eathgang, Cozz, Bas, Omen and Lute.

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Since the first Dreamville Fest in 2019, the Black-owned, artist-led outdoor festival celebrates community, diversity and inclusivity in J. Cole’s home state of North Carolina. Alongside incredible performances, the festival also hosts many local businesses, artists, and community organizations that Raleigh has to offer. Dreamville Fest generates millions of dollars for the local community and provides an enormous cultural impact each year.

GA, GA+, and VIP tickets are on sale now via the festival website. Check out the full lineup for Dreamville Fest below:

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Saturday, April 1:


Lil Durk

Ari Lennox

City Girls

Sean Paul


Jessie Reyez

Key Glock




Marqus Clae


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Sunday, April 2:

J. Cole + Drake

Burna Boy

Summer Walker




Waka Flaka Flame


Ayra Starr

Baby Tate


Jordan Ward

Reuben Vincent

Photography by: Lanscine Janneh/BFA.com; Dreamville Festival