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Rolling Loud Festival 2023: Survival guide & must-know tips!

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November 28, 2022
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Nicole Adam
Nicole Adam
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Want to fire up your summer even more? Here's some good news for you: Rolling Loud 2023 is just around the corner, and we've listed down all you need to know to make this a festival to remember.

Ah, summer. That time when you want to hit up the beach and get that tan, or stay up late and do a marathon of your favorite series. 

It's always the season everyone's looking forward to so we can finally get out of the hibernation mode we've all been in since winter. Let's face it, being in thick, puffy jackets and sweaters all the time can get a bit boring!

Spending your summer going on an epic adventure is fantastic, but why not try something different this year by going to a music festival like Lollapalooza? We're talking about the biggest names in rap and hip-hop, awesome merch, the coolest pop-ups, the yummiest food, and more. Sounds like a whole lot of fun, right? 

If you want to find out how you can snag a ticket, what to expect, what to bring, and more so you have the best time at Rolling Loud, keep reading!

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Image Courtesy of Rolling Loud

What is Rolling Loud?

Starting in 2015 in Miami, this festival has since become one of the biggest and most awaited events in the rap and hip-hop scene. It has also expanded from its home court to different countries around the globe. So if you're not based in the US, you can probably find one closer to you!

All your favorite rap and hip-hop artists have at least graced the stages of Rolling Loud once— from Kendrick Lamar to Travis Scott, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Ferg, and even Ye! How cool is that? The festival's yearly lineup never disappoints and keeps people coming back for more.

Aside from getting the chance to listen to good tunes, there's still so much going on within the typical 2-day festival that you can explore. Among those are exclusive brand launches like the BBC ICECREAM line of apparel and NBA 2k Pop-Up which took the Rolling Loud 2021 event to a whole new level.

When is Rolling Loud 2023?

Back when it started, the first Rolling Loud feast was a one-day event in Miami in February. They added another day the following year and moved the event to May. The succeeding years had additional locations. More dates were added which they scheduled in May, July, September, October, and December.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, some events were rescheduled and canceled. A case in point is the pandemic which hit its peak in 2020 and 2021 (postponing Miami and Portugal), as well as the Hong Kong riots of 2019.

This year, the festival franchise has announced its comeback on the following dates:

  • Rolling Loud Portugal: July 5-7, 2023
  • Rolling Loud California: March 3-5, 2023
  • Rolling Loud Thailand: April 13-15, 2023

Where is Rolling Loud 2023?

We're pretty sure the Rolling Loud team knows how much everyone missed partying. So this year, they decided to go all-out by bringing the fun all across the globe! 

Although many of the venues are still waiting to be announced, Rolling Loud California will take place at a new venue, Hollywood Park.

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Image courtesy of Rolling Loud Facebook Page

How much are Rolling Loud tickets?

That depends on where you're going! The admission levels, prices, and perks differ by country.

Rolling Loud 2023 Tickets

Currently, only California Rolling Loud tickets have gone on sale, and here are the prices:

  • GA tickets: starting at $329
  • GA+ tickets (has access to A/C restrooms and early admission): starting at $549
  • VIP: starting at $1099
  • VIP Munchies (has the VIP amenities but with a VIP merch pack as a bonus): starting at $1399

Rolling Loud 2022 Tickets

If you want an idea of what the ticket costs were for Rolling Loud events in 2022, you can check out the list below!

Rolling Loud Miami 2022 Tickets

Here were the prices for the Miami event: 

  • GA tickets: starting at $349
  • GA+ tickets (has access to A/C restrooms and early admission): starting at $479
  • VIP: starting at $849
  • VIP Munchies (has the VIP amenities but with a VIP merch pack as a bonus): starting at $999

You could pay all tiers via layaway. 

There were also upgrade options where you can get a collectible magnet, shirts, or a Rage Essentials Pack. This contained a face mask, hand sanitizer, and a bag to add a little more layer of protection while you're partying the day away!

They also offered shuttle rides, parking passes, and locker rentals to help make your trip hassle-free.

Rolling Loud Toronto 2022 Tickets

In Toronto, you could expect to pay around the same price and get the same amenities as you would in Miami. 

GA tickets went for $369 while GA+ went for $529. For VIP, partygoers paid around $849 and $1099 for the Munchie Pack one.

Toronto offered 3-day locker access which helped you secure your valuables from getting lost in a jam-packed area.

There was also a VIP Loud Club where you and your crew could join the celebration a little more exclusively.

Rolling Loud New York 2022 Tickets

For New York goers, here were the prices:

  • GA tickets: starting at $279
  • GA+ tickets: starting at $449
  • VIP: starting at $799
  • VIP Munchies: starting at $999

They also offered the VIP Loud Club for those who have a little more dough to burn, starting at $15,000 per table a night.

Rolling Loud Netherlands 2022 Tickets

Known as the Woo Hah x Rolling Loud 2022 collaboration, here were their prices, including service fees:

  • Weekend (excluding campsite): €204
  • Weekend (including campsite): €239
  • Friday day ticket: €78.40 (already sold out)
  • Saturday day ticket: €100.80
  • Sunday day ticket: €100.80
  • Silver VIP weekend ticket: starting at €430
  • Silver VIP day ticket: starting at €165
  • Gold VIP weekend ticket: €580
  • Gold VIP day ticket: €215
  • Platinum weekend ticket: starting at €790
  • Platinum day ticket: starting at €285

The VIP section offered perks such as a charging station, early access to the festival grounds, and a better view of the main stage.

Rolling Loud Portugal 2022 Tickets

After getting postponed due to the pandemic, the fest in Portugal continued. 

Below were the prices for each tier.

  • General Admission: £278.88
  • VIP: £308
  • Loud Club (where you get your private lounge): £750 per person for front row tables; £500 per person for back row tables

All payments to be made during the event will be through your cashless wristband. So once you have secured your tickets, you can top up your bands to get food, drinks, and merch.

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Image courtesy of Rolling Loud Facebook Page

Where to stay for Rolling Loud 2022?

No one wants to miss out on all that's happening at the festival grounds. But let's face it, staying there the whole day can get pretty tiring. 

To make sure you get plenty of rest from all the partying you'll be doing for 2 days, it's a must to have your accommodation settled days before the actual event.

Miami, New York, and Toronto set up a section on their website where you can check out the closest hotels. You'll also see their availability and prices for the nights you'll be staying near the venue.

As for the Netherlands stop, you can either camp by bringing your gear or rent tents and air beds at the actual site. Pretty convenient, right?

For Portugal, there are plenty of accommodations available as its location is a popular tourist area.

Most accommodations have already been sold out around Portimao and its nearby towns by now. But, you can still find hip yet affordable places like the Sol A Sol Hostel in Lagos which is a 30-minute drive from the venue.

Does Rolling Loud Have an Age Limit?

Unfortunately for the younger fans, you might have to wait a little longer before you can join in on the fun. They require the attendees to be at least 16 years old to get into the general admissions area and at least 18 (or 19 in Canada) to enjoy the VIP section.

Rolling Loud 2022 Lineup

Where should we even start with this list? There are honestly so many big names in each of the venues this year that we couldn't possibly fit them all under one whole article! 

But to give you an idea, we've listed some that we think would make you want to snag those tickets, ASAP!

Miami

  • Ye (Kanye West)
  • Future
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Playboi Carti
  • 2 Chainz
  • Gucci Mane
  • Aminé
  • A$AP Ferg
  • Saweetie
  • Ski Mask the Slump God

New York

  • Nicki Minaj
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Big Sean
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Lil Baby
  • 21 Savage
  • Pusha T
  • Dababy
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Fat Joe

Toronto

  • A Boogie wit da Hoodie
  • Rae Sremmurd
  • Trippie Redd
  • Lil Yachty
  • Migos
  • Dave
  • Wizkid
  • Roy Wood$
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Pressa

Netherlands

  • J.Cole
  • 6lack
  • ADF Samski
  • Albi X
  • Ares
  • Ashafar
  • Baby Keem
  • Jack Harlow
  • Bia
  •  M Huncho

Portugal

  • Central Cee
  • AJ Tracey
  • Skepta
  • Shenseea
  • Don Toliver
  • Robb Bank$
  • Lil Tecca
  • Sheck Wes
  • Nardo Wick
  • Flo Milli
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Image courtesy of Rolling Loud Website

Tips and Tricks for Rolling Loud!

Stay hydrated and eat before going

With every festival you'll be attending, a good rule of thumb is to fill up before going. Food at the venue can be quite pricey. Also, don't forget to bring water with you since it can get pretty hot in there.

Dress trendy yet comfy

Sure, you want to be in your coolest fit, but make sure you're not compromising your comfort either. You'll probably be standing most of the time, so choosing a good pair of shoes that won't hurt your feet is key. You also have to be ready in case it gets too hot or too chilly at the venue.

Bring a fanny pack

This is one of your must-haves when going to festivals or concerts. It makes bringing your essentials both hassle and hands-free. Not to mention, fanny packs are all the rage these days and elevate your style to a whole new level of cool.

Take the shuttle or other ridesharing services

Some Rolling Loud venues offer shuttle services to and from the festival grounds. You can also opt for Uber or Lyft sharing so you can save up on fares. It also is a great way to meet other concertgoers.

Get to the venue early

We're not exaggerating when we say it's a huge party. And that also means tons of people are trying to get there just as you are. To avoid missing out on your favorite artist, try making it to the venue at least 2-3 hours earlier.

Check the distance of the venue to your accommodation before booking

Make sure you pick accommodation that will make it easier for you to access attending the fest. Although it might not be easy to score ones that are a few steps away from the venue, at least pick one that's only a few minutes away.

Lastly, have fun!

These events only come by once a year, so don't forget to relax, have fun, and just let yourself be carried away by the music and the vibe.

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Published on:  
November 26, 2022

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