Big Boi, De La Soul, And Atmosphere Headline 2011 Soundset Festival

    It’s looking like this year’s Soundset Festival — an indie rap-centric event curated by Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents — will be the best yet. The two-stage, one-day event features a killer, diverse lineup headlined by Atmosphere (of course!), Big Boi, and De La Soul. It’s taking place on May 29 in Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., so you better start saving for airfare now.


    The full lineup of artists performing this year — including those we already mentioned — is as follows: *holds breath*


    Atmosphere, Big Boi, De La Soul, Slaughterhouse (Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce da 5’9”, Crooked I), Brother Ali, Doomtree (P.O.S, Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak, Papertiger), Evidence x Rakaa-Iriscience x DJ Babu, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, Zion I & The Grouch, Sab The Artist, DJ Abilities, Face Candy, Edan with special guest Paten Locke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Looptroop Rockers, Rubberoom, Soulcrate Music, 2Mex, Mr. Gene Poole, Qwazaar, Longshot, Mally, Desdamona, Duenday, Midwest Konnect, Rocky Diamonds, Stage One, Shortkut, Noam The Drummer, Exile, Maseo, Skeme Richards, Kid Cut Up and Espada.


    All of those artists will be performing on two stages over the course of nine hours. In addition, there is the expanded B-Boy/B-Girl DJ tent that will feature a Red Bull EmSee Battle;  a live painting exhibit; a skateboarding demo area; and a car show. Soundset will be by Toki Wright, Carnage and Kevin Beacham.


    Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 1 at 11 a.m. to the general public through and Fifth Element. General admission tickets are $38 ($3 facility fee and parking are included in ticket price). And there are 18+ VIP options are also available for $90. The VIP ticket includes a limited edition bag o’ swag, Soundset T-shirt, meet and greets with artists, separate restroom, and all of types of special stuff.