Outkast made history, yet again, when the Southern rap pioneers sold out Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park three times over in just 24 hours. The upcoming #ATLast weekend brings them home on September 26, 27 and 28 with a different artist line-up each night in the city’s largest “venue,” in front of over 20,000 fans.
MUSIC – On Friday, the six-time Grammy Award winning headliners will perform with featured acts 2 Chainz, Janelle Monae, and Solange. The Outkast set will also feature Bun B.
On Saturday, sets include Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino, and Raury as previously announced.
On Sunday, B.o.B.’s performance will lead into Outkast’s final night on the hometown stage. The festivities will kick off that evening with one of the biggest celebrations of southernplayalisticadillacmuzik ever, to include Killer Mike, 8 Ball and MJG, Bun B, K Camp, Devin the Dude, Kilo, Gipp Goodie, and DJ Unk to blow out their Southern Round Up.
ROLLIN’ DOWN THE STRIP ON VOGUES – Outkast fans can get #ATLast tickets, along with the ultimate Outkast fan package, delivered to them in some of the hottest cars in the game. Between noon and 1:00 p.m. on September 26, 27, 28, new and existing Uber riders who apply the code UberOUTKAST within the app can request the ultimate Outkast fan package and tickets to that night’s show. For every person who signs up for Uber and rides during Outkast #ATLast weekend, $5 will be donated to one of two charities near and dear to Outkast’s heart: Centers of Hope or Big Kidz.
Also this weekend, Tumblr has teamed with Outkast, who has inspired a next generation of artists. An “In Real Life” art installation at Centennial Olympic Park will display the work of fans who have submitted designs throughout the summer via Outkast.tumblr.com and Bigboi.tumblr.com. Images will be projected against a giant cube that was inspired by the now-iconic cube that has anchored each Outkast festival performance this summer. Now in its twelfth installment, Tumblr IRL offers vibrant installations by bands and artists that meld fandom and design to bring some of the best aspects of their blogs to life. For more details on Tumblr IRL, please visit irlirl.tumblr.com.
TWO DOPE BOYZ
After announcing festival dates around the world for their 20th anniversary, one city was noticeably missing until mid-June, when an online image suddenly appeared online of Antwan “Big Boi” Patton’s and André “3000” Benjamin’s silhouettes against the Atlanta skyline, lit by a hovering UFO above. Fan speculation mounted and was confirmed a day later when the hometown shows were announced in quick succession and sold out in minutes. A dedicated #ATLast website provides the most current show information at http://www.outkastatlast.com