Chart-topping rap stars Rick Ross, Bun B and Cam’ron are among the headliners for the 2016 A3C Festival and Conference in Atlanta. Other headlining acts include Bone, Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Dolph, 21 Savage, Redman, Too Short, Royce 5’9”, Mystikal, Zaytoven and 75-plus shows during the five-day event.
In addition to the performances there will also be over 300 industry experts speaking on more than 80 panels, workshops, mentor sessions and 1-on-1 conversations. Rap mogul and entrepreneur Master P, tech strategist and Spotify executive Troy Carter and legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion will give Keynote addresses at the conference.
The A3C Festival and Conference will take place in the ATL from Oct. 5-9. Tickets for the general public are available now at a3cfestival.com. You can choose from one-day to five-day festival passes grounds and conference passes are available for purchase. It’s best to cop your tickets now because all ticket prices will increase after Thursday (Sept. 23).
While the music performances are the main draw for the festival, A3C’s executive director Mike Walbert told Billboard that the panels will also provide knowledge for folks interested outside of grabbing the mic.
“We go 50 percent conference and 50 percent festival,” he said. “We take the conference component really seriously because I think in terms of providing the hip-hop culture with opportunities, we have to look beyond the artist themselves and look at the graphic designer, the audio engineer, the producer, the manager, the booking agent, the video director, technology and the role it plays in our lives — everything that goes into the hip-hop culture has a role at A3C.”