Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival 2024 concluded with a record-breaking weekend, hosting over 120,000 attendees from June 14-16. This milestone solidifies its position as the world’s largest independently-owned hip-hop festival.

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The event featured a series of unforgettable performances and surprise guest appearances. Chief Keef’s highly anticipated homecoming concert in Chicago was a standout moment, drawing massive crowds. The festival also boasted the only North American performances of 2024 by Travis Scott and Playboi Carti. Playboi Carti captivated fans by debuting ten new songs alongside his Opium collective, adding to the excitement.

Adding to the star power, A$AP Ferg appeared surprised during Denzel Curry’s set, while iann dior joined Lil Yachty on stage, delighting the audience with unexpected collaborations.


As the 2024 edition of the Summer Smash Festival wraps up, it leaves a lasting impression with its largest turnout and a series of memorable performances that set a new benchmark for future festivals.

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