The 2015 edition of D.C.-area hip-hop and electronic event Trillectro takes place Aug. 29, and today organizers announced its lineup and venue.
The fourth annual Trillectro will be headlined by Chicago star Chance the Rapper and Fool’s Gold affiliate RL Grime. Norwegian producer/DJ Cashmere Cat, crooner JMSN, rapper Dom Kennedy and ascendant R&B singer Kehlani also top the bill, alongside locals D.R.A.M. (of “Cha Cha” fame), Chris McClenney, Babeo Baggins, Mista Selecta, Masego, Hi$to, NativeSun and Ayes Cold.
Merriweather Post Pavilion will host Trillectro this time around. Located in Columbia, Maryland, the roomy, grassy venue is a step up from last year’s RFK Stadium festival grounds in D.C., but it’s less accessible without a car or shuttle bus.
Launched by promotion group DC to BC in 2012, Trillectro started out as a somewhat scrappy production with an eye toward on-trend hip-hop and electronic music. It’s since expanded — though not without growing pains — and has earned a reputation as the place to see up-and-coming names in both genres. (Take two of last year’s Trillectro acts, Migos and Rae Sremmurd, now influential and pervasive on hip-hop radio.)
Trillectro tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.