UPDATE 4/9/2021: Tickets for Rolling Loud 2021 are SOLD OUT!
Brace yourselves and tighten your belts for Miami’s Rolling Loud festival is back! Arguably the biggest and the grandest rap and hip-hop festival globally, Rolling Loud started as a one-day event by two high school best friends. Zingler and Cherif went from hosting small concerts while in school to a modest Miami festival to the star Rolling Loud. The festival is expanding its horizons, stepping beyond Miami’s boundaries and garnering a fanbase in destinations like Brooklyn, Honk Kong, Portugal, and even Australia! And perhaps the best thing about it is that you can find every rapper imaginable to be performing at the event. If you are looking to learn more about it, here is a guide to Rolling Loud Miami 2021.
If and When is Rolling Loud Scheduled in 2021?
When the pandemic unexpectedly hit us back in 2020, it took its toll on events we had been looking forward to all year. Rolling Loud was one of those poor festivals that had to pay the price and was unfortunately canceled for precautionary measures. However, Cherif, Zingler, and their team have taken their time to plan the event to be conducted life and without significant risk. Although it was scheduled to be back in February of 2021, the edition was pushed further forward. Mark your calendars for the festival returns to Miami in May 2021. Rolling Loud will be a three-day event, starting 7th May.
Who is Organizing and Who Will be Coming?
Good news for those who were upset they could not see their favorite musicians and singers perform in 2020. The annual music festival will be back this year, featuring the same line-up that was promised in 2020. This means that you can get the exclusive chance to witness giants like A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, and Post Malone perform all under the same roof! Furthermore, you can expect artists that were not part of the line-up in the previous year to perform too. Although this is the plan, the line-up may be subject to change like it is generally with music festivals. But rest assured, the founders and organizers, Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler, have strived to ensure that any disappointments do not mar your festival-going experience, and they know their job pretty well. So, we can expect Rolling Loud to be back with a bang!
Where is Rolling Loud 2021 Scheduled in Miami?
Book your flights to Miami, for it is the destination of our favorite music festival in 2021. Rolling Loud is destined to be held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Although it is technically a football stadium located in Miami’s suburbs, the stadium is multipurpose in its functionality, also excellently hosting events like Music festivals. The best thing about the destination is that you get to enjoy a vantage point of view of the music industry’s top names from the stands as you sing along to their songs.
The stadium is approximately 23.2 km by road from Miami, meaning that you would have to look for transit options to get to the destination. If you are wondering what options may be available, here are a few:
The cheapest way to et from Miami to Hard Rock Stadium is via your car, given that you have one. The drive costs somewhere between $1 and $3, which is a great price for a commute. The trip usually takes around 17 minutes.
If you do not have a car, your best option is traveling via bus. While it may not be the fastest way to get to your destination, the journey taking around 1hr 30 min, it is still an excellent option if you don’t want to spend a lot on fares. Plus, buses do take a direct route between the two points, so you do not have to worry about switching buses. A typical bus ride from Vizcaya Metrorail Station costs $4-$6, departs hourly and every day.
While taking a taxi might not be the cheapest way to arrive at Hard Rock Stadium, it is one of the most efficient ways. A typical taxi ride costs you about $40-$55 and takes only 17 mins.
What Should You Expect from the Rolling Loud Miami Festival this Year?
What are the timings?
Gates open at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, the first day of the festival, and close at 12:00 A.M. For Saturday and Sunday, the gates open as early as 12:00 P.M. and close at 12:00 A.M.
Who can attend?
If you had bought tickets for Rolling oud Miami 2020 but could not attend due to the unfortunate cancellation of the event, worry not, for you are not expected to buy new tickets this year. In fact, you are not supposed to do anything if you had purchased your tickets in full the previous year – your tickets would be automatically renewed and mailed to you. If you were a participant in the Layaway Plan and have made all payments before the deadline, your ticket would be valid too, and you can attend the festival. Other than these, people who purchased the limited tickets made available on 20th November 2020 are also welcomed to join. Unfortunately, since the festival is sold-out, it is highly unlikely that more tickets will be available for sale this year.
What is new about Rolling Loud this year?
The rap space has increasingly started to see a rise of talented female performers. These women are changing the game by experimenting with the genre their way and creating gems we can all rock onto. Therefore, Rolling Loud, this year, especially features these rising rappers, including Megan Thee Stallion, City Girls, Young M.A., and many more! Be sure to catch these ladies perform!
What are the allowed and banned items?
Since the festival is expected to host hundreds of thousands of people, a few precautionary measures are in place. This means that there is a well-defined list of allowed and banned items that you should strictly adhere to avoid inconvenience. In general, no bag packs and purses are permitted unless they are small clutches, fanny packs, or hydration packs. Furthermore, audio and video recording devices (pro) are not allowed as well. However, you can take your mobile phones, medication, makeup, and unopened sanitary products with you. A detailed list can be found on Rolling Loud’s official webpage.
What are the food options?
Don’t worry. Rolling Loud will not let you go hungry. Be sure that you will find dank eateries on the spot, sporting various vegetarian and vegan options. Additionally, water, soft drinks, and liquor will also be available for purchase.
What are the Will Call guidelines?
If you purchased Will Call, you must pick your wristbands from the Box Office Will Call prior to entering the festival. Make note that you should have your email confirmation (subject line: Your Rolling Loud Receipt), the credit card used to purchase the ticket, and a valid photo ID that matches the credit card to pick your wristband. In case you do not have a credit card or photo ID with you, you can also show photographs of them. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, only the person who purchased the ticket in the first place can pick up the order. An exception can be made if an alternate pick-up name was provided in advance.
So, this was our guide to Rolling Loud Miami, 2021 edition! The pandemic has wrung our happiness and has forced us to exist in isolation. This festival is the perfect way to get back on track and experience what it felt like to be alive. Just follow the precautionary guidelines and enjoy a safe and exciting festival!