Ghostface Killah

The annual A3C Festival is set to return for five days in Atlanta this October, and organizers have unveiled the first batch of performers.

This year, Ghostface Killah, Too Short, 9th Wonder, R.A. The Rugged Man, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Rich Medina and Jarren Benton have been tapped for the line-up… and more are to be announced.

Also known as “All Three Coasts,” the festival had its biggest year ever in 2012, with over 20,000 hip-hop fans attending, hundreds of performances, panels, films and tutorial. This year, A3C hopes to be even larger.

2013’s A3C Festival, running from October 2-6, expands to five days and three locations across Atlanta. Free shuttles will be on hand to transport attendees between venues at Little 5 Points, Old 4th Ward and East Atlanta Village.

In the spirit of its theme, A3C’s expanded dates and locations will provide for a broader and more in-depth film festival (in its second year), pro-audio experience, style village, along with more live music events than ever before. Also, this year’s “A3C Education Experience” will take place at Melia Hotel and include dozens of panels, workshops and speakers.

Festival passes are currently available at a special discounted price, with an increase to $50 on July 1.

For more info, visit A3CFestival.com.