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A3C ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF ARTISTS AND ONLINE TICKET SALES

A3C ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF ARTISTS AND ONLINE TICKET SALES

The A3C Hip Hop Festival announces a handful of confirmed artists for the 2010 event at The Masquerade. Erick Sermon, Camp Lo, Rhymefest and Da Beatminerz are just a few of the exemplary artists that will take the stage October 7-9, 2010. In conjunction with this announcement, a special ticket package is available online for a limited time.

The A3C Festival announced today that Erik Sermon, Camp Lo, Rhymefest, Homeboy Sandman, Diamond District, and Da Beatminerz are confirmed to take the stage at the 6th annual largest Hip Hop festival in the Southeast. Atlanta promoter extraordinaire Fadia Kader also announced the second A3C installment of “Perfect Attendance,” which is a 3 day showcase featuring buzz artists from around the country, will feature performances from Pac Div, Mickey Factz, Black Spade, Jackie Chain, Skweby, and 50+ other buzz artists representing the best from the East Coast, West Coast and Midwest accompanied by some of the south’s most exciting, rising stars.

Performers will be released on a continual basis starting today and leading up to the festival in October. In addition to the hundreds of live performances and showcases, the A3C Hip Hop Festival features a wide variety of programming like the iStandard Producer Battle, Needle to the Record DJ Competition as well as playing host to Pro-Audio demonstrations, a national breakdance competition and an expanded number of educational and community panels.

Festival tickets are available on the A3C Web site (www.a3cfestival.com) for $33 for a 3 day pass. Additionally and for a limited time, attendees can purchase a pair of 3-day passes at $25 each and receive a collector’s edition A3C woodallion (a custom, handmade wood medallion) per ticket.

Discounted airfare and hotel accommodations are available for those traveling to attend the festival. To book a discounted flight to Atlanta, call AirTran Airways at 1-866-68EVENT (1-866-683-8368) and provide the event name, A3C FESTIVAL, and the event code, ATL100410 A3C FESTIVAL. This offer is not available online. For discounted hotel accommodations, contact the Days Inn Atlanta Downtown, located at the intersection of Spring Street and Baker Street, with the event name, A3C Festival, and booking code, HIP.

The A3C is bringing the best of Hip Hop to Atlanta this fall. Many more artists and event announcements will come daily as the event nears. For the most up to date programming information, visit www.a3cfestival.com.

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ABOUT THE A3C: Now in its 6th year, the A3C Hip Hop Festival is a 2-day, 3-night event held annually in Atlanta, GA and featuring live performances from over 200+ artists performing at 33+ events. The live performance schedule is enhanced by day and evening content showcasing some of the most exciting breakdance, graphic art, fashion, film, equipment demonstrations and panels relating to Hip Hop culture.

Since 2005, the event has featured over 600 of the most elite artists in Hip Hop including: Rakim, Buckshot, Black Sheep, DJ Premier, The Juice Crew, Biz Markie, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Clipse, Souls of Mischief, Little Brother, Wale and B.o.B. In 2009, the A3C was attended by over 12,000 fans and featured partnerships and co-sponsored events with MySpace, Red Bull, Duck Down Records, URB, NARAS, Rane, Vestax, SESAC and more.

The A3C will take place October 7 – 9, 2010 in Atlanta, GA with its hub at the Masquerade, 695 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.

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