Last summer, the Breaks music festival brought acts like Tech N9ne, Method Man & Redman and Cam'ron to Solider Field's festival grounds. The hip-hop-centric fest is returning this summer, filling a void in the Chicago summer music festival calendar, which doesn't currently boast an event that exclusively showcases rappers and DJs.
On Saturday, September 8, the Breaks Vol. II will take over Toyota Park (soon to be renamed SeatGeek Stadium) in Bridgeview, welcoming an impressive lineup of hip-hop performers to the stage. Legendary New York rap collective the Wu-Tang Clan will headline the fest and celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), with support from Chicago-native Vic Mensa, Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs and Twista. Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, who will team up to perform as Black Star at this year's Taste of Chicago, are also on the bill.
Tickets to the Breaks Vol. II festival start at $65 for general admission, though organizers are also offering a limited number of $750 Ultimate Fan Experience tickets that allow you stand on the side of the stage for the entire day. Take a look at all the acts that have been confirmed for the hip-hop fest and stay tuned for additional updates.