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Local Music Tap: Soundset's 2016 Lineup Announced

The lineup for what is arguably the biggest hip hop festival in the nation – Soundset -- has been released.

Both major and local artists are on the massive bill for the Sunday, May 29 event, which features over 10 hours of hip hop music.

This year, the ninth-annual Soundset will be located at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on the Midway at 1265 Snelling Avenue North.

But you're here for the lineup, of course, so here it is:

Atmosphere, A$AP Rocky, Future, The Roots, Common, Prof, Doomtree (which includes P.O.S., Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, Paper Tiger and Lazerbeak), Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Brown, Lizzo, Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman (Lice), Jay Rock, Post Malone, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Raury, Murs & 9th Wonder, Pharaohe Monch, Mike Jenkins, Goldlink, Pouya, Crazy Legs / Rock Steady Crew, Domo Genesis, Blueprint, DJ Marley Marl, Jazzy Joyce, A-F-R-O, I Self Devine & Muja Messiah Present 9th House, NoName Gypsy, Finding Novyon, Lexii Alijai, Skeme Richards, Baby Shel & DJ Quincy James, Reverie, Jesse De La Pena, DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, DJ Shannon Blowtorch and DJ Just Nine.

The artists will be performing on two main stages and a Fifth Element stage -- and the entertainment doesn't stop there.

There's also an Essential Elements tent that'll feature the third annual Freestyle Session Minnesota, a graffiti showcase and live paintings by various artists, a sixth-annual Skateboard Showdown, the ninth-annual Soundset Custom Car Show and the Last of the Record Buyers production showcase.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 4 at 11 a.m. to the general public. General admission is $68. VIP options are also available at $150. Facility fees and parking are included in the ticket price.

Tickets will be available right here when the time comes.

The show is hosted by Sway Calloway, Heather B, JPRATT and CROS One and is produced by Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents.


Local Music Tap is a blog aimed at promoting Minnesota-based musicians, bands, shows and events. If you have music blog ideas, please email or leave a comment below.


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