ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 05: Jermaine Dupri attends Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Tyler Perry Studios)
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Freaknik Festival announces 2020 lineup, including Jermaine Dupri, Too Short and Plies

In the midst of a rash of cancellations and postponements, Freaknik Festival is sharing some positive news by releasing its full lineup.

Earlier this week, the music and cultural event – which returns for the second year – announced it would move from its original June dates to Sept. 18-20 at Morris Brown College.

The lineup is spearheaded by Jermaine Dupri (who is expected to bring a parade of friends), along with Too Short, Plies, Juvenile, 2 Live Crew (sans Uncle Luke), 8 Ball & MJG, Young Dro, Trick Daddy, Trina, Bun B, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Field Mob and the Dungeon Family All Stars featuring Cool Breeze, Slimm Calhoun and others.

Organizer Carlos Neal, of After 9 Partners, said a second wave of acts will be announced soon.

This year’s Freaknik Festival will carry an age requirement of 25 and older (an adult escort is required for anyone under 25).

Tickets are currently on sale at starting at $59.99 for three-day general admission. 

Neal said that a “significant portion of the proceeds” will go to the Freaknik Fest Foundation, After 9 Cares and the non-profit Another Way Out. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.