Usher to Headline Dreamville Festival 2023

Rapper J. Cole and his label Dreamville Records have unveiled the lineup for the 2023 Dreamville Festival. The two-day festival is set for Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2, at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

R&B superstar Usher will headline day one. Ari Lennox, Jessie Reyez, EARTHGANG, SiR, Sean Paul are also set to hit the stage. 

J. Cole and Drake will co-headline day two, with additional performances by Summer Walker, Mario, Burna Boy, Baby Tate, Jordan Ward and others.

In addition to live music, festival attendees can expect local vendors, food trucks, artisans and more. Tickets for the Dreamville Festival are on sale now:

  • General Admission ($249.99) includes admission to the festival on April 1 and April 2.
  • GA+ Admission ($549.99) includes admission to the festival on April 1 and April 2; Shaded Forest Lounge; dedicated GA+ restrooms; full service dedicated GA+ bar; dedicated GA+ food vendors; screens with live streaming from main stage; lawn games and more.

There are also VIP tickets; however, they instantly sold out. 

Dreamville festival
The crowd at Dreamville Festival 2022. (Courtesy of Dreamville Festival)

The 2022 Dreamville Festival attracted 80,000 attendees. According to the festival’s organizers, Dreamville 2022 “created more than $6.7 million dollar economic impact on the local Raleigh and Wake County community.”

Circling back to Usher, he recently teased his forthcoming single “GLU” with a snippet from the video starring Lori Harvey. The song is expected to appear on his highly anticipated ninth album. A release date has not been confirmed at this time. 

On May 6, Usher will perform at the 2023 Lovers & Friends Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. The star-studded lineup, which he curated, includes Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Missy Elliott, Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller, Omarion, Summer Walker and many more.

Last Friday (Feb. 24), Usher resumed his Las Vegas residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM. The residency will conclude later this fall. 

See the Dreamvill Festival 2023 lineup below.

Dreamville Festival 2023 Lineup: April 1 (Day One)

Lil Durk
Ari Lennox
City Girls
Sean Paul
Jessie Reyez
Key Glock
Marqus Clae

Dreamville Festival 2023 Lineup: April 2 (Day Two)

J. Cole + Drake
Burna Boy
Summer Walker
Waka Flocka Flame
Ayra Starr
Baby Tate
Jordan Ward
Reuben Vincent

Dreamville Festival 2023 Lineup featuring Usher
Dreamville Festival 2023 lineup poster.

For more information on the 2023 Dreamville Festival, or to get tickets, visit


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