As promised, J. Cole has rescheduled his inaugural Dreamville Festival. The festival's new date is April 6, 2019, at the originally scheduled location — Dorothea Dix Park in Cole's hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The event, which was originally set to take place on Sept. 15, had been canceled due to Hurricane Florence. Ticketholders of the festival's original Sept. 15 date will have their tickets honored at the new April 6 festival date. For those who won't be able to attend, the deadline to request a full refund is Oct. 5, 2018.
Cole is the curator and headliner for the festival, whose proceeds in part will now go toward aiding hurricane victims. Aside from the festival, Cole's Dreamville Foundation is also pledging funds to help people devastated by the hurricane. SZA, Young Thug, Nelly, Big Sean and Rapsody had been scheduled to perform at Dreamville Festival's original Sept. 15 date, but the full lineup has not been announced for the rescheduled festival date. Cole is the only confirmed performer so far.
The American Red Cross reported that more than 20,000 people sought help at Red Cross shelters and community shelters as a result of Hurricane Florence. North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia were the states hit hardest by the storm, which killed approximately 35 people.
In addition to Cole, numerous celebrities have offered donations to help with hurricane relief, including basketball legend/North Carolina Tar Heels alum Michael Jordan (who donated $2 million), Christina Aguilera, Sia, Kristin Chenoweth and the Charlotte Hornets basketball team.