On June 19, the music festival JMBLYA is coming back to Dallas, and this time the location, time-slots, performers and ticket sales are bigger than ever.
Last year, the festival was held at Main Street Park. At the time the location seemed to be perfect, but this year the hype for the festival has started so early that JMBLYA decided to find a new location.
The new Deep Ellum Outdoors is about twice the size of the old location. For such a long and popular event, it seems smart that JMBLYA decided to book a larger location.
Blind pre-sale—the period during which tickets are sold before artists for the festival are announced—opened up on April 1. This method benefited the festival because the pre-sale tickets sold out within an hour.
Ticket prices continue to rise, especially after JMBLYA released the full lineup on April 24.
Emotions from the announcement that the headliners will be G-Eazy and Partynextdoor are mixed, although, based on Twitter posts, it seems that more people are disappointed than excited.
Last year JMBLYA scored Chance the Rapper as the headliner, which was the perfect timing to book the artist because he was all the talk in the rap industry at the time. With Chance headlining last year, many fans were expecting someone even better, and many were left confused with this year’s headliners.
This year the festival will include artists Flatbush Zombies, Mick Jenkins, Metro Boomin, Vic Mensa, Kaytranada, Hucci, Goldlink, Denitia + Sene and major artists G-Eazy and Partynextdoor. The JMBLYA Twitter posted a possible announcement of special guests, but as of now no one is sure who they will be.