Lost in Riddim African Music Festival Comes to San Jose
SAN JOSE — Organizers of a Nigerian music festival launched last year in Sacramento have announced that their two-day fall celebration will be held in a San Jose park in October.
The successful inaugural edition of the Lost in Riddim Festival was held last fall in Sacramento’s Railyards District. According to a press release, the festival is moving to a new home at Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose for the October 1-2 festival. Organizers say the outdoor event will feature a much larger area with two main stages offering attendees non-overlapping performances as well as a much more intimate third tent stage with day-long DJ sets. The new San Jose location will also have more space for immersive art, vendors and dance.
Much like last year’s event, the independent festival co-founded by two first-generation African immigrants will once again feature Nigerian hip-hop headliners Wizkid and Burna Boy along with fellow singer/producer African Davido leads a line-up made up entirely of African, Caribbean and Black music artists, including Ella Mai, Skepta, Wale and Sean Paul.
Organizers – who also hosted the Sacramento Sol Blume R&B/hip-hop/soul music festival at Discovery Park – have announced that tickets for the San Jose music festival will go on sale Monday, July 24 at 12 p.m. on the festival website. . General admission passes will be available for $225 and VIP weekend passes start at $450. Fans who register on the site can sign up to purchase presale tickets before the general public at 9 a.m. Additional information on the festival as well as the complete program are available there.