Taylor Gang, Pete Rock, Jungle Brothers, Karen Civil, Father, Peter Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds, Joe Budden and More Join the 2015 A3C Festival & Conference in Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga ( August 18, 2015 - The 11th annual A3C Festival & Conference, affectionately known as "Hip-Hop's Annual Pilgrimage," will take place October 7-11, 2015, in Atlanta's eclectic Old 4th Ward, along Edgewood Ave, and East Atlanta Village.  

A3C is excited to announce the second, of three, installments of artists and speakers to participate at this years events.  The internationally recognized five-day festival and conference will feature hip-hop icons: Taylor Gang & Wiz Khalifa, Pete Rock, Jungle Brothers, Beanie Sigel, Peter Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds, Joe Budden, Father & Awful Records, Marc Lamont Hill, Karen Civil, Combat Jack, Sonny Digital, Sha Money XL, Tha Alkaholiks, Scotty ATL, Johnny Cinco, Tsu Surf, Silkk The Shocker, Mike Zombie, DC Young Fly & Stic of Dead Prez.

Hundreds of performers and speakers will be announced in the 3rd and final announcement in September. A3C passes are on sale and can be purchased at

The first A3C line-up announcement in July, included: De La Soul, Rakim, Cam'ron, Dame Dash, Just Blaze, Curren$y & Jet Life, Jean Grae, Cyhi the Prynce Pharoahe Monch, Soulection Executive Team, PNB Rock, The Difference Machine and Kool Keith.  
The A3C has not only become the largest Hip-Hop festival and conference in the South, but is the premiere gathering place for MCs, DJs, producers and speakers that create Hip Hop music as well as participants and enthusiasts of the culture. A3C curates a multi-faceted experience including the festival, the conference, and unique brand activations that take over the city of Atlanta during this time. Since 2005, the event has featured over 3,000 of the most exciting artists in Hip-Hop including: The Juice Crew, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Action Bronson, Questlove, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Lecrae, Big Boi, G-Eazy, Scarface, Danny Brown, Young Thug, Tech N9ne, Jay Electronica, Big Daddy Kane, Vic Mensa, Waka Flocka, Wale, and B.o.B.

A3C artist submissions are open through September 19th.  Submissions are free through September 1st for artists with a Sonicbids account. To date YCDon, Buggs Tha Rocka, Shope', Young Chizz, Triune and nearly a dozen other artists have been selected to perform at this years A3C Festival & Conference.

Past Sonicbids selections include: Young Thug, Trinidad James, Rhymefest, Ca$h Out, Que, Black Sheep, Tanya Morgan, CJ Fly of Pro Era, & Propaganda. Submit here:

The A3C Festival features 500+ performances over 5 days, while the Hip-Hop community ascends on Atlanta to experience, celebrate and discover the most legendary, talented and promising artists from across the US, and abroad. Artists are continuously added to A3C Festival line-up and every night features surprise performances. In other words, the A3C Festival is an amazing Hip-Hop experience like no other. "I love the team at A3C for giving artists a platform to be heard and build their craft!", states Sean "Diddy" Combs."

The A3C Conference is an incomparable platform for the Hip-Hop industry, academics, creatives, companies and organizations to connect, learn and build.  A3C Conference includes keynote speakers, panels, workshops, demos, interviews, screenings, mixers and exhibits featuring over 150 Hip-Hop industry experts, academics and influencers "I really love what this conference represents.  I love that most of the people that you see are business minded, it's inspiring." states Bun B.

A3C has moved the Conference Center to The Loudermilk Center, and the host hotel to the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.  The A3C Pro-Audio Conference Center will remain at the SAE Institute of Atlanta, and A3C has partnered with the Atlanta Streetcars to move A3C attendees around Atlanta for free.

2015 A3C Festival & Conference presenting partners currently include: MyMixtapez, Monster Energy, SAE Institute of Atlanta, Morehouse College, Mail Chimp, Tunecore and Sonicdbids.

A3C will have three featured artist/speaker announcement installments leading up to the official date.

For more information about the A3C Festival & Conference, taking place in Atlanta on October 7-11, 2015, visit Follow A3C on and Twitter - @A3C and Instagram - @A3CFestival  and the hashtag is #A3C2015.

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A3C Alumni Include

J. Cole, Action Bronson, Bun B, Questlove, Ghostface Killah, DJ Premier, Too Short, B.o.B, 2 Chainz, 9th Wonder, Meek Mill, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, A$SAP Ferg, Lacrae, Big K.R.I.T, August Alsina, Big Boi, Devin The Dude, G-Eazy, Scarface, Danny Brown, Ca$h Out, Young Thug, Madlib, Mobb Deep, Rakim, Wale, The Clipse, 8Ball & MJG, Tech N9ne, Ty Dolla $ign, Curren$y, The Juice Crew, Juvenile, Pharoahe Monch, Dom Kennedy, Jay Electronica, Jean Grae, Hopsin, Freeway, Da Beatminerz, Killer Mike, Big Daddy Kane, Raekwon, Mystikal, King Chip, Dead Prez, CunninLynguists, Black Thought, Slum Village, The Lox, Camp Lo, M.O.P, Ab-Soul, Crooked-I, Aesop Rock, Rockie Fresh, Freddie Gibbs, Rich Homie Quan, Chuck Inglish, DJ Kid Capri, GZA, DJ Scratch, Murs, Kool Keith, Cannibal OX, RA The Rugggedman, Iamsu!, Talib Kweli, Stalley, Don Connon, Vic Mensa, Casey Veggies Lil Durk, Mistah Fab, Peanut Butter Wolf, Waka Flocka, Cyhi The Prynce, Lil Bibby, Rittz, J-Live, Ski Beatz, Problem, Dizzy Wright, Jay Rock, Travis Porter, Twista, Jarren Benton, Jon Connor, Yelawolf and many more.