(AllHipHop News) Since 2005, the A3C (All Three Coasts) Festival in Atlanta, Georgia has featured up-and-coming names in Hip-Hop music. The jam-packed live performance schedule of over 200 artists spotlights a bevy of emerging artists, legendary rhymesayers, and industry insiders.
This year, A3C is expanding to include dozens of panels, along with the first A3C Film Festival presented by Atlanta Film Festival and WonderRoot. The screening will feature the premier of Devin the Dude’s new film, Highway, as well a number of Hip-Hop oriented short films.
With a 2012 performance lineup that includes Raekwon, Tech N9ne, Twista, Nipsey Hussle, Devin the Dude, Slum Village, Gunplay, Freeway, and GZA (performing his Liquid Swords album) this year proves to be one of the biggest of the festival's annual showings yet.
As part of the BET Music Matters Series, A3C 2012 will feature a performance by Big Boi, which is scheduled to include a reunion of the Dungeon Family to help kick off the weekend on October 11.
“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with BET and bringing one of our favorite Atlanta artists of all time, Big Boi!” Mike Walbert, Artist Director of A3C posted on the official online announcement.
The Dungeon Family is widely-considered to be a foundational influence on the Atlanta Hip-Hop music scene, spawning artists, producers, and classic albums since the early '90s. The collective features a dozen different acts; however, the exact performers for have not yet been confirmed.
Performers featured include Daytona, Skyzoo, Kris Kasanova, and Phil Ade, who will kick off the official A3C weekend on Thursday, October 11 at 8PM at Terminal West in Atlanta.
The Dungeon Family Showcase is Friday, Oct 12 at 7 at Star Bar in Atlanta and will feature Cool Breeze, Slimm Calhoun, Big Rube, Witchdoctor, and Sleepy Brown.
Tickets to the BET Music Matters performance by Big Boi are only available with the purchase of a three-day festival pass. For more information, visit the official A3C website.