Big Boi performs at SXSW 2019
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Big Boi Announces Inaugural Kryptonite Festival: Goodie Mob, EARTHGANG And Kneel'n Rey Confirmed
Big Boi, the six-time GRAMMY-winning rap titan and co-founder of legendary hip-hop duo OutKast, has announced his inaugural Kryptonite Festival. The one-day event, taking place Saturday, April 18, at Cadence Bank Amphitheater in the rapper's hometown of Atlanta, Ga., has confirmed the lineup for the first-ever festival. Goodie Mob, EARTHGANG and Kneel'n Rey, all groups hailing from Atlanta, are locked in for the debut festival. Big Boi will headline the event.
According to a post shared on Big Boi's official Twitter page, Kryptonite Festival has been a long time coming. "I’ve been waiting so long to have my very own festival," he tweeted. "To have it in my city is a dream come true and we can’t wait to share this family affair with you."
"Excited to light up Atlanta with some of my closest friends and collaborators, and also show out some fresh new talent at the first ever Kryptonite festival,” Big Boi announced in a statement, as reported by Rolling Stone. “We gonna bring all good vibrations to our fans who turn out in our home city. #Weoutchea #FestivalKillers.”
Big Boi received his most recent GRAMMY nomination at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, held in 2018. He was nominated for Best Rap Song for his performance on "Chase Me," from Danger Mouse also featuring Run The Jewels, which was one of three original tracks featured on the official soundtrack to the 2017 blockbuster action film, Baby Driver.
While he's had a highly successful solo career, Big Boi counts all six of his GRAMMY wins to his work with OutKast, his iconic, highly influential rap duo alongside André "André 3000" Benjamin. The group's 2003 double album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, won for Album Of The Year at the 46th GRAMMY Awards, held in 2004.
Pre-sale tickets for Big Boi's inaugural Kryptonite Festival are available now, while general tickets go on sale Friday, March 6, at 10 a.m. EST. For more information, visit the festival's official website.