(AllHipHop News) Rap collective The Hieroglyphics have announced the first annual Hiero Day music festival, which will take place next month in the group’s hometown of Oakland.
The first annual Hiero Day music festival will feature vendors, food trucks, a skate area and performances.
The rap crew, which consists of Del, Souls of Mischief, Pep Love, Casual, and Domino, will host the inaugural event, which will also showcase a number of prominent artists from the Bay Area.
In addition to The Hieroglyphics, Blackalicious, Planet Asia, Moe Green, and others have been confirmed as performers at Hiero Day, which is co-sponsored by Parish Entertainment Group.
“After looking at our influence and worldwide fan base, we wanted to give back in some way with an event that’s a mix of 4:20, X Games, and Lollapalooza,” said Hiero Imperium CEO Tajai Massey. “And since we’re from a city that has spawned several progressive movement and style, we want to show our pride and recognize these accomplishments as well as look towards the future by embracing the youth and engaging them with positivity. We started this as kids and have been buoyed and championed by youth worldwide. It’s time to give back.”
The first annual Hiero Day will take place just two blocks away from City Hall, in downtown Oakland.
The goal of the free festival is also to support local businesses, in addition to the music community, in the area.
The first annual Hiero Day will take place on Monday, September 3, from 11am-6pm.