Playboi Carti, Young Thug, Gunna + More Headlining Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash 2022


Chicago, IL – Director Cole Bennet’s Lyrical Lemonade multimedia platform has grown into an essential piece of modern Hip Hop jigsaw in recent years, and one of the ways they’re keeping their influence strong is through their annual Summer Smash festival.

The festival has seen performances from several new and established stars to Lyrical Lemonade fanatics, and the lineup for their latest edition is expectedly star-studded. On Tuesday (April 5), Lyrical Lemonade revealed the performers for the 2022 Summer Smash showcase, which returns to Chicago, Illinois on June 17-19.

Post Malone, Playboi Carti, Young Thug and Gunna will headline their respective nights, while Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Polo G, Trippie Redd, G Herbo, Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Tecca and more will also hit the stage.

“GONNA BE AMAZING,” Bennet said in the comment section of the announcement post on Instagram. Fans looking to purchase tickets can do so when they go on sale on Friday (April 8).


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With the United States pretty much back open following the COVID-19 pandemic, festivals such as Summer Smash and Rolling Loud are back in full gear. There are also new outdoor events looking to kick off with a bang, such as LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Festival.

Earlier this week, LL announced the lineup for his brand new festival, which promises performances from Ice Cube, Rick Ross, Lil Kim, The Diplomats, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Scarface and many more.