via Examiner.com (Atlanta):
While the music portion of South By Southwest is only a day away from kick-off, those behind Atlanta’s A3C Hip Hop Festival are already getting things in order for their annual music festival.
Today (March 16) they announced that this year’s A3C Hip Hop Festival will take place October 7-9.
“Being six months out from our event, SXSW presents the perfect opportunity for us to start building with labels and artists,” said A3C founder Brian Knott. “They are figuring out Q3 and Q4 release schedules and starting to think about Fall tour schedules and as we have grown, we’re counting on being a big part of helping everyone launch their new projects. If SXSW is music’s spring break, then we hope that A3C can be Hip Hop’s fall break.”
Last year’s festival, which also took place in October, featured a number of both local and nationally known performer’s including Rakim, Killer Mike, Kidz N The Hall, Pill, B.o.B, Spree Wilson, and more.
The A3C Hip Hop Festival, which has taken place annually since 2005, is considered the largest Hip Hop festival in the Southeast.