Freaknik will return to Atlanta this summer, with Pastor Troy among the performers joining the event. But it won't be like the traffic-halting party from the '90s, organizers say. Then-Mayor Kasim Reed banned any Freaknik-related activities within the city in 2010. But on June 22, the new Freaknik will take place at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, with Da Brat scheduled to perform. Also in the lineup is Uncle Luke. Organizers envision Freaknik 2.0 as an annual concert that will showcase unity and toge

Here’s what Twitter had to say about Freaknik’s ‘family-friendly’ return

Freaknik is returning to Atlanta this summer, and the news set Twitter ablaze. 

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On June 22, the new Freaknik will take place at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, with Atlanta-based After 9 Partners producing the event.

The lineup includes Project Pat, Uncle Luke, Da Brat, Foxy Brown, Kilo Ali, Bun B. and Pastor Troy. Tickets, which range from $46-$221, are on sale now at

As news of the announcement spread, folks took to Twitter to share their thoughts about the upcoming event. Many were befuddled by organizers making the new version of Freaknik “family-friendly.” 

Several said the name of the concert should be changed, because they associate Freaknik with “debauchery.” 

Others didn’t think Freaknik should return at all. 

Despite the the many critics of rebirth of Freaknik, there were still many thrilled about its return. Those who attended the 1990s version said they were excited to reminisce, while those who missed out said they were looking forward to Freaknik 2.0. 

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