Considering his many talents, creative ventures and knack for enterprise, it’s safe to say that Tyler, the Creator definitely lives up to his name. Whether or not you consider yourself a fan of the GRAMMY-nominated artist’s music or TV shows, you at least have to give him props for cultivating one of the most consistently great music festivals of the past decade, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival.
Since it first began in 2012, it’s only gotten bigger and better and this year looks like it might be the most impressive (and ambitious) lineup yet. Ambitious because Tyler is taking a big gamble this year – putting both Kanye West and Ms. Lauryn Hill on the same bill. With Ye’s recent antics and Hill’s “no show” track record (we still love her, though), it’s a risk indeed…but one that could pay off big time.
Thankfully, Mr. West won’t bear the weight of headlining as a solo act. Kid Cudi joins Yeezy to perform a must-see set as Kids See Ghosts. Lauryn plans to rock the house as she continues her celebratory tour for the 20th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The two-day festival will also showcase some of our faves, including SZA (we’re so glad her vocal chords have healed), The Internet, Raphael Saadiq, Jorja Smith, Little Dragon, Kali Uchis, Majid Jordan and Jaden Smith. Chart-toppers Post Malone and A$AP Rocky will also be on hand to help keep the party going with their anomalous styles of hip-hop.
Rain or shine, the festival takes place in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th. As in previous years, passes are sure to sell out quickly, so save some of your paycheck and mark your calendars for this Friday, August 17th at noon (PDT) when the ticket sale begins. General admission pricing starts at $250. If you can’t afford the price of a two-day pass (sorry, no single-day concert admissions), you can at least enjoy the carnival rides and games nearby and, if you’re lucky, hear a song or two at a much lower rate of $65 per day. Visit the website for full details and updates.