Perhaps organizers can thank the publicity they received after a kerfuffle arose between Rolling Loud and the City of Miami. Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo, who oversees the Bayfront Park Management Trust, questioned the contract between the festival and the park. Residents had complained Rolling Loud would cause an enormous disruption similar to March's Ultra Music Festival.
Rolling Loud expects 40,000 people per day.
After the festival threatened to sue the city for $30 million in damages if plans didn't move forward, the trust backed down, allowing the festival to move forward with a couple of changes to its contract.
The festival's 2017 lineup includes headliners Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, and Young Thug —
After spending its first two years in Wynwood, where things didn't always run smoothly, Rolling Loud jumped to Bayfront Park, where it could become a music festival with national relevance.
With Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, and more. Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7, at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkmiami.com. Tickets are sold out.