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A hip-hop music festival is coming to Miami Marine Stadium

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz headline Trillerfest, a two-day music event happening on May 1 and 2 in Key Biscayne.

Virginia Gil

It’s official: concerts are back. Hip-hop festival Trillerfest will be taking over Miami Marine Stadium next week, bringing two full days of live music to our city in over a year. Scheduled to take place on May 1 and 2, the outdoor concert will feature performances by Grammy-winning artist Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Tyga on Saturday, and Cris Cab and Gente de Zona on Sunday. Headliners will perform hour sets each night, which seems like a very long time to someone who can barely make it through an hour of TV programming without falling asleep, but we digress.

If you’ve seen footage from LIV’s opening weekend, you’ll know Miami doesn’t care much for social distancing. Trillerfest, however, plans to do things a little differently by implementing pod seating on May 1 to ensure concertgoers have plenty of space to move around and dance without moshing into strangers. Folks can buy tickets in three tiers, which vary in price and location but can hold up to six people each. Chairs will be available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis.

May 2 will see a completely new set-up as the festival becomes a drive-in event. You’ll drive up, park your car in a designated spot and watch from inside your vehicle (up to six people allowed per car) or in the private area directly adjacent to your parking space. Think of it as a tailgate with food and drinks you can buy on the premises instead of having to lug your own there. Food trucks and several bars will be stationed throughout the premises. You won’t go hungry or thirsty so long as you bring your credit card.

Don’t find the idea of watching from your car appealing? Would you rather sit in a suite over a pod? Trillerfest will be offering a select number of VIP tickets for preferred seating near the stage, bar access, high-tops and, of course, bottle service. Because it would take much more than a pandemic to ruin a Miamian’s lifestyle.

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