Rolling Loud Festival, a music event that takes place in different venues across the world, is conducted over multiple days. It was first held in Miami, Florida, which continues to remain its flagship location. The festival celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2019.
Rolling Loud Miami started as a humble single-day event in Wynwood. It now takes place over three days, and the venue has shifted to the legendary Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. In its third year, the festival was headlined by one of the most famous rappers in the world, Kendrick Lamar. This was no small feat for a new, relatively small music festival and had the effect of propelling it to international fame.
Over the years, it has grown into a prominent Hip-Hop festival. Thanks to the success of the festivals in Florida and California, there are plans to expand the event to international locations in Asia and Europe.
Performances take place on three outdoor stages that are set up across the venue. In the past, the festival has hosted chart-topping international artists like Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Post Malone, Lil B, Kodak Black, Lil Yachty, Future, Young Thug, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, and Travis Scott.
Rolling Loud Festival tickets tend to sell out well ahead of the event. It's a good idea to purchase them online in advance. Patrons can choose between General Admission, General Admission +, VIP, and VIP Munchies tickets. There is also a bottle service option called VIP Skyloft. Single-day tickets have not been available in the past, so you may need to commit to all three days of the event.
While the festival is an all-ages event, the VIP experiences are only open to patrons above the age of 18. Layaway plans are available for guests who’d prefer to pay in installments.
The festival takes place at Hard Rock Stadium, which is situated in Miami Gardens. The city lies to the north of Miami, and the drive may take you about 25 minutes between the two communities. In the past, guests have experienced severe delays due to the traffic surrounding the stadium. Driving to the venue in a larger vehicle may be trickier when it comes to parking, and you may find it preferable to take public transportation to reach the stadium.
Parking is available at the venue, but it tends to be pricey and more accessible for smaller vehicles. There are several lots close to the entrances that accommodate cars, including ADA-accessible parking spaces. However, if you’re in an RV, it's often best to park it at your campsite and use public transport to get to the stadium.
You can reach the venue by hopping on one of the buses operated by Miami-Dade Transit. The nearest bus stop is about half a mile away, so getting to the stadium will involve a short walk. The most convenient way to get there might be by using a taxi or ride-hailing service if the buses do not coincide with your schedule.
Rolling Loud Festival does not offer onsite camping options. Fortunately, the area is extremely popular with RVers looking to enjoy the great weather and fun water activities. So, you'll have a number of options to choose from in the Miami-Dade area of Florida.
Visitors to Miami will encounter several well-equipped RV parks within a 15-mile radius of the stadium. They often come will full-hookups and other facilities like WiFi, making them ideal for campers looking for more creature comforts. Davie / Ft. Lauderdale KOA is about 20 miles from the stadium and offers sites with full hookups that are accessible with a large RV.
You’ll need to get around on foot since bicycles, skateboards, Segways and other wheeled vehicles will not be allowed into Hard Rock Stadium. The venue is fully accessible and there are pathways connecting the different areas present throughout. ADA patrons can use wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices. Motorized wheelchairs may be recharged at the onsite access center.
At the Rolling Loud Festival, it's all about dressing to stand out and impress. You’ll see plenty of streetwear, designer labels, and creative fashion. Bright colors and loud prints are the way to go for many festival-goers. Covered footwear is highly recommended if you’re in the General Admission sections where you may encounter more of the crowds up close.
Rolling Loud Miami has a strict policy regarding bags, so be sure to stick to the guidelines. Portable chargers will be available for purchase at the venue, but it’s a good idea to take your own if you don’t want to spend your cash on one. If you’d rather stash away your belongings in a safe place instead of lugging them around, lockers will be available for rent.
The festival will have free water stations available at the stadium where you can refill your water bottle or hydration pack. However, the lines for these tend to be lengthy with thirsty fans. Carry some cash in case you need to purchase water. In the past, there have been ATMs present throughout the grounds as well.
If your camping experience will not be complete without a fire-cooked meal, check with your campsite in advance if open flames are allowed. You can pick up supplies from one of the local stores on your way back from the stadium, or stock your camper cabinets before you reach Miami. There’s a good chance that your chosen campground will have a few basic items on site as well.
If you’re a seafood lover, some of the city's restaurants serve up some delicious fresh catch. You can also head to one of the entertainment complexes for a wide range of dining options in Miami, Florida. Be sure to eat at one of the Soul Food or Caribbean restaurants when you’re in the area.
There will be no shortage of delicious food at the Rolling Loud Festival. The organizers go out of their way to make sure there is a range of options for guests with dietary restrictions. Guests usually have plenty of vegan and vegetarian food to choose from during the festival. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase, as well as soft drinks and water.
Because of the size of the event, the security of patrons is taken very seriously during the Rolling Loud Festival. Guests will need to walk past a closed corridor and pass through security before being allowed into the venue. Once you are scanned in and enter the site, you will not be able to exit and re-enter as you please.
Rolling Loud concerts take place outdoors, so if it does rain, some of the sets may be postponed. In such cases, the information will be put up on the festival’s social media accounts. Guests can check these regularly for updates on the weather as well as any road alerts in the area. Alternatively, Florida 511 is a great source of information.
There will be a number of First Aid Stations throughout the grounds. These will be clearly marked out on the festival map, to enable guests to find them easily. Patrons with disabilities can find assistance at the Access Center located near the main entrance. ADA wristbands can also be picked up at this location. Emergency medical services and drug store options are present in multiple locations throughout Miami-Dade County.