It’s that time of year again, when just about every rapper and hip-hop artist you can think of hit the Hard Rock Stadium stage for a full weekend at Rolling Loud. 2021’s festival set the bar as the first major concert to return in-person after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. This year, Rolling Loud is set to be the biggest show yet.
It’ll take place in the middle of the sweltering Miami summer over the course of three days, from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24 — so keep that in mind when deciding on what to wear. Stick to your coolest fit.
Kid Cudi (Friday), Future (Saturday), and Kendrick Lamar (Sunday) are headlining this year. Kanye West, known as Ye, was set to headline the first night but he abruptly pulled out days before the show. Organizers of the event say it’s the first time in the festival’s history that a headliner pulls out of a performance, and that this was due to “circumstances outside of their control.”
On the extensive 120-artist lineup is Playboi Carti, Lil Durk, Don Toliver, 2 Chainz, Three 6 Mafia, Saweetie, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Aminé, Latto, Lil Baby, Baby Keem, and many more. Like other years, performers will likely bring out special guests that haven’t been named. Bobby Shmurda was a special guest last year, surprising everyone with his return to the stage and getting the crowd to do the Shmoney Dance.
Since its debut in 2015 as a single-day event on a much smaller Wynwood stage, Rolling Loud has expanded across the country and beyond, from New York and Portugal to the Netherlands and Toronto. And since the festival was born and raised in South Florida, its only natural the lineup features a strong local showing, such as Kodak Black, the City Girls, and Ski Mask the Slump God.
Although tickets have been on sale for quite some time, Rolling Loud still has limited tickets available. Unfortunately for younger fans, they might have to wait a bit longer to join in on the fun. Attendees have to be at least 16 years old to get into the general admission area and 18 for the VIP section.
As for bags, only clear ones are allowed at the stadium so leave your average backpack or fanny pack at home. Click here to see their full bag policy.
If there’s anything we know about Miami is to expect tons of traffic. Looking for transportation to get to the stadium grounds? Opt for a rideshare or Rolling Loud’s official shuttles with direct access to the festival gates. They offer shuttle passes and the shuttles will run continuously to the festival from 3 to 9 p.m. Here are the locations:
- Herald Plaza Miami – NE 14th Street and N Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132
- Broward College – 7200 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
- Gulfstream Park – 901 South Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33132
- Hilton Garden Inn – 14501 Hotel Road, Miramar, FL 33027