Ludacris, T.I., Fabolous and the Diplomats are among the artists set to perform at the inaugural XO Music Festival, which will take place July 13-15, 2018, at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, California.
Old-school hip-hop is represented by Rev Run, Sugarhill Gang, Flavor Flav, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Funkmaster Flex. People who want a late 1980s/early 1990s pop flashback can look forward to C + C Music Factory, Vanilla Ice, Brenda K. Starr, the Cover Girls and Will to Power. Fans of rock/pop music can check out MAGIC! and Survivor.
In addition to live music, the XO Festival will have comedy, culinary offerings and artwork .Some of the up-and-coming comedians who are confirmed for the festival include Drennon Davis, Jordan Cerminara, Irene Tu, Nina G, Emily Catalano, Matt Lieb, Stroy Moyd, Shanti Charan, Chey Bell, Mean Dave and Chad Opitz.
There will also be plenty of experiential activities at the event, such as a carnival, an indoor skating rink, a foam pit, an edible candy house and an interactive bounce arena.
Atlanta rappers Ludacris and T.I. have come a long way since their onetime feud, which ended back in 2007. Both artists have had major crossovers into the worlds of film and television. As an actor, Ludacris (whose real name is Chris Bridges) is best known for his role as Tej Parker in the "Fast and the Furious" movie franchise. Ludacris is also busy as a host on TV; he currently hosts the MTV reboot of "Fear Factor." T.I. (whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr.) returns to his role as Dave (a friend of Ant-Man) in the 2018 superhero sequel "Ant-Man and the Wasp." T.I. and his ex-wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris, who broke up in 2016, starred with their children in the VH1 reality show "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" from 2011 to 2017.