Since its beginning in 2013, JMBLYA has always made it a point to showcase a group of artists that includes both well-known acts and up-and-coming performers. Alumni performers of the festival includes Chance The Rapper, PartyNextDoor, Vic Mensa, Kaytranada, Cashmere Cat, and Metro Boomin. This year was no exception to a stellar lineup.
With headliners like Future, Rae Sremmurd, Kevin Gates, Carnage, and Kehlani, the music festival was already creating a buzz no one could ignore. The two-day sold-out events attracted over 27,000 attendees, not including the crowds of people peering through the fence to absorb the complete awesomeness that is JMBLYA.
Future, one of the most anticipated acts, headlined this year’s two-day event, just before going on to co-headline one of the most anticipated music events of the summer with Drake. With great acts leading up to Future, there was never a dull moment. Pumping up the crowd beforehand included high-energy rap duo Rae Sremmurd. If their dancing didn’t hype you up, their impeccable energy and contagious songs did. R&B Singer Tsunami Mami, Kehlani, wowed us with her dancing and singing. One of today’s hottest DJs and producers, Carnage, had a killer set and even brought up some attendees to dance alongside him. Not only that, but he surprised the crowd with a special guest appearance by Rich The Kid; both celebrated the festival with opened champagne bottles.
Speaking of special guests, Post Malone got the crowd pumped before Future. After Future’s performance, Travis Scott surprised everyone by coming out to close the festival. Other performers traveled far to perform, like South Korean rapper Keith Ape and Canadian rapper Jazz Cartier. Noodles, Trill Sammy, and Dice Soho also had many concert-goers vibing.
Whether you were front row, all the way in the back, or chilling in the VIP areas, one thing was for sure: at the end of the day, JMBLYA is an event you don’t want to miss.