88rising’s 2024 Head In The Clouds Festival Returns to New York - Local Wolves


Head In The Clouds Festival is set to return to New York for its 2024 edition, promising a spectacular showcase of Asian music and culture on May 11-12, 2024. 88rising is hosting its flagship festival at the historic Forest Hills Stadium, just in time for AAPI Heritage Month. Known for being one of the biggest Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage celebrations nationwide, the festival will stage headliners like Joji, (G)I-DLE, ATARASHII GAKKO!, ILLENIUM B2B DABIN, and BIBI, plus eyedress, dhruv, Deb Never and more.

88rising expanded its marquee Los Angeles event to New York City for the first time last year, returning to where the company was founded almost 8 years ago. The city welcomed the multi-genre event, celebrating all aspects of Asian culture and music from dance, hip-hop, R&B, pop to K-pop, along with a multicultural food and beverage lineup. “We are proud to partner with 88rising’s Head In The Clouds New York Music & Arts Festival – a wonderful event that celebrates our city’s vibrant Asian community through music, art and cuisine at the spectacular Forest Hills stadium,” Fred Dixon, President and CEO of New York City Tourism and Conventions, said in a press statement. “We encourage locals and visitors alike to experience the exciting line-up of music and activity, and for those looking to explore further, we invite you to visit The Asian Experience in New York City for inspiration.”

HITC crowd by Esther Kim

The festival promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for attendees, with a diverse array of food vendors and musical talents spanning genres. From electrifying performances to delicious offerings, the festival aims to celebrate creativity and innovation while fostering a sense of unity among music lovers and the Asian community. GA, VIP and Super VIP passes are on sale now, with single-day GA starting at $125 and two-day GA starting at $225. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Heart of Dinner, an organization “directly addressing food insecurity, social isolation, and loneliness among Asian American older adults living in under-resourced communities.”

Rich Brian & Warren Hue by Esther Kim

Check out the full 2024 NYC “Head in the Clouds” Festival lineup below, featuring an impressive roster of indie and hip-hop darlings, rising stars and K-pop idols. Read more about the impressive must-see artists here and download the mobile app to prepare for an exciting weekend.

Words: Katherine Hui

Photography: Esther Kim & Katherine Hui (Joji)

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