Freedia Fest 5.0!
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 11:00 PM / Show 11:59 PM (event ends at 2:59 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. After dominating the New Orleans club scene for over a decade, Big Freedia is now bringing the Bounce movement to a world-wide stage with her hit reality show, Big Freedia Bounces Back on Fuse TV. The weekly docu-series, now in its sixth season, follows the life of a choirboy turned Bounce rapper and remains the highest rated original series on the network.
In 2016, Freedia was featured on Beyonce’s Grammy-winning single, “Formation.”
Freedia’s first LP, “Just Be Free” was named one of the ‘best electronic releases’ by Rolling Stone and was critically acclaimed in outlets such as Pitchfork, SPIN, USA Today, and Consequence of Sound. Big Freedia has collaborated with artists ranging from Sia, Elliphant, The Postal Service, Matt & Kim, and Mannie Fresh, and Sylvan Esso.
Big Freedia continues to tour over a hundred dates a year with her legendary shake team, who are bring Bounce moves like “the twerk” (popularized by Miley Cyrus in 2013), “the shake” “the wiggle,” “the bend ova,” the “hands on the ground,” to audiences worldwide. Big Freedia is a consistent festival favorite, known to steal the show at Outside Lands, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Bonnaroo, FYF and many more.
In 2015, Big Freedia penned her first memoir, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! on Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. The book was hailed in the press by outlets from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork to Out and Bust.
In 2012, Big Freedia made her television network debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She has also appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, Watch What Happens Live, NPR’s All Things Considered, NPR’s Marketplace, Ridiculousness, and The Real. Her TV show received the GLAAD Media Award in 2014 and was nominated again for the award in 2015.
Big Freedia continues to release new singles and will releases her sophomore album in 2018.
Bush Tea is a Virgin Islands' Native Rapper whose sound consists of heavy 808s infused with the highs of steel pans and baritone vocals. She aims to connect her contemporary femininity with the cultural expectations of afro-Caribbean pop music, to challenge and enlarge the images of male/female/non-gender conforming interaction in popular music, and challenge how our views and policing of women's bodies (specifically) could contort our understanding of culture and the right to freely express ourselves. The combination of dense rhymes, pop sensibilities, and pure swagger is infectious. Her first single, Bad Gyal, has been on rotation throughout The Caribbean on 95.1 Isle 95, 103.5 The Reef, Kairi FM, Q95, etc. and can be found on Tidal, Spotify, ITunes. Shazam, Apple Music, and more.
An international artist, Bush Tea has opened for A Tribe Called Quest, Popcaan, Arcade Fire as part of the Roskilde Festival 2017 (Denmark). In addition to her show at the House of Hip Hop Festival (NYC), she has attracted crowds to mainstay NYC venues such as Webster Hall, Knitting Factory and National Sawdust.
Advanced tickets to this event are SOLD OUT! We will have a limited number of admissions available to purchase at the box office on the night of the show starting at 11:00 PM. All admissions at the door will be first come first serve, one ticket per customer, with no re entry. $20 at the door, cash only.