Lost In Riddim will take over Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose on October 1 and 2! This is the nation’s largest Afrobeats music festival, and it’s sure to bring an amazing show after the success of its first run in Sacramento last year. The festival comes from the same organizers behind this year’s hit Sol Blume festival.
The lively outdoor event will have two main stages with non-overlapping performances, plus a third smaller stage for DJ sets all day long. The festival centers African, Caribbean, and Black music artists from a range of genres including reggae, dancehall, afro-fusion, hip-hop, and R&B.
Headliners Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido are all Nigerian singers who will perform in celebration of Nigerian Independence Day Weekend. They’ll be joined by other Nigerian acts including Tems, Rema, Kizz Daniel, Fireboy DML, Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry, and Ayra Starr.
More international acts include U.K. singer Ella Mai, British-Nigerian MC and rapper Skepta, and rapper Sean Paul and singer Koffee from Jamaica. Grammy award-winning rapper Wale will also make the trip from Washington, D.C.
“As proud children of immigrant parents, we created Lost In Riddim because we wanted to offer a festival experience more authentic to ourselves and our culture. Something that speaks to us not only as music fans, but who we are as people,” said Fornati Kumeh, festival cofounder and talent buyer.
“With a new and larger location, not to mention this incredible lineup of international artists locked in to perform, I’m expecting this to be a weekend for the record books. We really hope fans worldwide will come show out at Lost In Riddim this October.”
The festival’s location at Lake Cunningham Park allows for even more room for immersive art, vendors, activations, and plenty of dancing. Out-of-town attendees will also find decent hotel and transportation options in the area.
Be advised that the festival has a clear bag policy, meaning that guests must only bring clear plastic bags smaller than 12″ x 6″ x 12″. Guests can bring small purses and clutches that are smaller than 4.5″ x 6.5″.
Ticket options include a $225 2-day general admission package, and a $450 2-day VIP package that grants you access to special viewing areas and a VIP Village. There are no single-day ticket options and sales are final.
Featured image: Courtesy of Lost in Riddim