A3C Festival Executive Director Announces 2016 Dates, New Speaking Series

(AllHipHop News) Organizers for the A3C Festival, have announced this year’s dates for one of Hip-Hop’s biggest annual events.

The 12th Annual A3C (All Three Coasts) Festival is slated for Wednesday October 5 through Sunday October 9 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s festival and conference will be focused on music, technology and culture.

Like the past 11 A3C’s, there will be over 75 shows and multiple stages featuring thousands of nationally known and rising Hip-Hop artists. The conference portion of A3C is lining up hundreds of panelists who will take part in over 80 sessions, meet and greets and workshops.

A new speaking series will also debut this year featuring new influencers and a group of icons. Over the years, rappers as varied GZA, B.o.B, Big Boi, A$AP Ferg, Too $hort, De La Soul and hundreds of others have headlined stages and panels at A3C.

“The A3C Festival will continue to provide the best possible platform for artist discovery, while celebrating Hip-Hop’s trailblazers, influencers and milestones,” A3C Executive Director Mike Walbert told AllHipHop.com in a statement released today (March 21).

A limited number of passes are on sale now at an early bird rate of $99 and jump up to as high as $149. Conference passes are available for $119 at a discount until September 23, when the price will jump to $219.

Check out A3C’s official website for more details.