West Coast hip-hop fans are going to have a chance to support their favorite artists in-person once again. New reports claim California is gearing up to allow indoor concerts to happen in the coming days.
California Indoor Concerts Are Coming Back
According to a press release from Cali’s Department of Public Health, indoor events including concerts and performances are set to be green lit again on April 15. Concertgoers must either be tested or provide proof of a full vaccination.
Venues with a capacity of up to 1,500 people: In the Red Tier capacity is limited to 10% or 100 people, and capacity increases to 25% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. In the Orange Tier, capacity is limited to 15% or 200 people, and capacity increases to 35% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. In the Yellow Tier capacity in limited to 25% or 300 people, and capacity increases to 50% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. (Department of Public Health)
Tyler The Creator + Lil Baby Headline Bonnaroo
The massive news comes just days after Tennessee’s annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival announced its huge hip-hop lineup after multiple setbacks connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following a COVID-19-related postponement, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will return to Manchester, Tennessee, from September 2-5, 2021. Today, the festival has announced its full lineup. It’ll kick off with the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, September 2. Megan Thee Stallion and Foo Fighters will headline Friday; Tame Impala and Lizzo will lead Saturday; and Tyler, the Creator and Lana Del Rey will headline Saturday. Artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Baby, Jason Isbell, Brittany Howard, Deftones, Run the Jewels, and many others will play during the weekend. (Pitchfork)
The Bonnaroo Jam-Packed Fun
While COVID-19 safety protocols are expected to take place, tons of interactive activities including waterslides and a 5k run are set to go down over the three-day adventure.
The festival will be offering more than just concerts, as they will also be hosting parades, a 5k run, a Ferris wheel, waterslides and even a market featuring clothing, art pieces, and other craft items. Tickets are on sale now but you might want to wait till payday as the cheapest package is going for $339. (Narcity)
Tyler the Creator + A$AP Rocky
In February 2021, Bonnaroo headliner Tyler, the Creator and rap star A$AP Rocky teamed up for their “Jingelin’” song.
Previously unheard, a song called “Jingelin” has been uploaded to YouTube and other social media websites. It features an uptempo, funky beat and is a preview of what would be an insanely dope collabo album if the pair ever went that route.