The ninth annual A3C Festival dates have been announced. Now at five full-days, the Atlanta, Georgia Hip Hop fest will run October 2 through October 6, 2013. This year will include a film festival, a Pro Audio seminar at SAE Institute, and an ongoing education initiative.

Last year’s festival included performances by Big Boi, Tech N9ne, Yelawolf and Ab-Soul. HipHopDX partnered with A3C for a showcase featuring Raekwon, Freeway and Chino XL, among others.

The 2013 A3C stages are open to artist submissions, through both Reverb Nation and Sonic Bids engagement.

(March 12)

UPDATE: Today A3C Festival organizers have announced that Wu-Tang Clan co-founder Ghostface Killah, Oakland Hip Hop pioneer Too Short and veteran lyricist R.A. The Rugged Man are among 2013 headliners. Also confirmed are Pharaohe Monch, Jean Grae, Jarren Benton, 9th Wonder and Rich Medina.

(June 20)

UPDATE #2: In addition to the festival flyer showcasing all confirmed acts, A3C has announced added headliners to their 2013 festival. The added acts include UGK co-founder Bun B, Black Hippy’s Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q, as well as A$AP Mob’s A$AP Ferg.

The full flyer is below:

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