Atlanta, GA – Freaknik, the city-wide block party that stalled the city of Atlanta in ’93, is returning with a more “family friendly” format this Summer, June 22, at the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood.
The one-day event was announced by Freaknik veteran, Uncle Luke who shared on Twitter that he along with Atlanta-based production company After 9 are resurrecting the famous party after its 20-year absence.
I'm bringing Freaknik back to Atlanta you need to be here pic.twitter.com/BU64VTuF6g
— Luther Luke Campbell (@unclelukereal1) April 2, 2019
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🗣️ Roomates @unclelukereal1 is collaborating with @after9Partners to bring back #FreakNik to #Atlanta on Saturday June 22nd at Cellairis Lakewood Amphitheatre! 🔥There are over 9 artists performing live including Uncle Luke, Bun B, Foxy Brown, Da Brat, Twista, Kilo Ali & More! They are expecting over 18,000 people! Wanna win some backstage passes to meet Uncle Luke & friends in person?! Enter to win via the #FreakNikChallenge by doing the following: 👉 Post a Video dancing to one of Uncle Luke’s hits 👉 Place the hashtag #FreakNikChallenge in your original post 👉 Tag @After9Partners in your original post 👉 Tag a few of your friends who would make up your ultimate #FreakNikFest crew We will announce winners weekly! Remember what happens at #FreakNik stays at FreakNik 🤫
According to Atlanta Magazine, Freaknik was initially started by the Atlanta University Center DC Metro club when they “threw a picnic in Piedmont Park for students who found themselves stuck on campus over spring break.” The picnic would grow larger and larger over the years until becoming a must-visit destination for acts like Snoop Dogg and Queen Latifah.
The Atlanta publication noted 100,000 students flocked to the city in the spring of 1993 to attend the festival.
Those looking to attend Freaknik this Summer can buy tickets here. Check out the Slam Slink documentary down below as well.