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Rolling Loud 2018: J. Cole, Travis Scott, Future at Hard Rock Stadium

The 2018 Rolling Loud Festival will move to a new location at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens May 11-13 to accommodate a massive who’s-who lineup of rap and hip-hop royalty and rising stars led by J. Cole, Travis Scott, Future, Migos, Wiz Khalifa, Cardi B, A$AP Ferg, N.E.R.D., Post Malone, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne and Lil Yachty.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at RollingLoud.com.

Other highlights of the all-ages festival will include performances by Gucci Mane, Juicy J, Young Thug, Torey Lanez, the Diplomats, Action Bronson and Jaden Smith (son of Will and Jada). Along with Ross, locals on the bill include Lil Pump, $ki Mask the Slump God, Trick Daddy and Trina.

Rolling Loud 2017 in Miami was a sell-out when the festival made its debut at Bayfront Park, with a lineup led by Kendrick Lamar, joining an already crowded March-May field of well-attended multiday music events in South Florida.

The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, a sell-out both years so far, returns for its third installment March 1-4, with a schedule that features Travis Scott, Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Halsey, Khalid, Leon Bridges, Foster the People, Thievery Corporation, the Roots, Snoop Dogg and the Flaming Lips.

The 20th annual EDM-oriented Ultra Music Festival, nearly sold out, takes over Bayfront Park March 23-25 with Afrojack, David Guetta, the Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, Marshmello and many other DJs and producers from around the world.

Tortuga Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach April 6-8 will try to break the 100,000 attendance record it set in 2017, this year featuring country stars Keith Urban, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Dwight Yoakam and the Brothers Osbourne, along with Snoop Dogg, Shaggy and Cheap Trick.

SunFest will fill downtown West Palm Beach May 3-6 this year, with a lineup likely to be announced in the next couple of weeks. SunFest 2017 included Blink-182, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Flo Rida, Fetty Wap, Weezer, Steve Winwood, Marshmello, Ziggy Marley, X Ambassadors, Ben Harper and the ubiquitous Snoop Dogg.

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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