Soundset Music Festival will return to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2019. On Wednesday, event organizers revealed the festival’s 2019 lineup, which includes SZA, Run The Jewels, Lil Wayne, and a relatively rare performance by Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) as its top-tiered acts.
The one-day music event, which focuses primarily on hip-hop, will also provide attendees with performances from Bay Area rapper G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert, DMX, Beast Coast (Flashbush Zombies & Joey Bada$$), Tierra Whack, Atmosphere, Tech N9ne, Royce Da 5’9″, Taylor Bennett, and Epic Beard Men (Sage Francis & B. Dolan). Some of the non-musical experiences which the festival organizers have planned for this year’s event include a Bboy and Bgirl freestyle session, the Familia skateboard showdown, a live painting event, and a custom car show.
Soundset 2019 Promo Video
SZA was in Los Angeles last weekend, where she attended the Academy Awards as a nominee for “Best Original Song” for her duet with Kendrick Lamar on “All The Stars” from Marvel’s Black Panther film. As for Run The Jewels, one of the group’s rappers, Killer Mike, has been busy promoting his new Netflix series, Trigger Warning With Killer Mike, which debuted on the streaming platform earlier this year. Black Star has long been rumored to be working on a new project, which would be their first release since their acclaimed studio debut, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star back in 1998. Early last year, Mos Def (a.k.a Yasiin Bey) announced onstage that the pair was working on a new album with producer Madlib, but details on the project have been slow to emerge.
Tickets to Soundset will go on sale starting tomorrow, March 1st at 9 a.m. CST. Fans can head over to the festival website for more information.