Breakway Music Festival announces 2017 headliners

Andy Downing
The gathered crowd cheers for Twenty One Pilots.

Breakaway Music Festival just announced Houston rapper Travis Scott and Los Angeles DJ/producer Diplo as headliners for the two-day event, which takes place at Mapfre Stadium on Sept. 1 and 2.

The pair is joined by a smattering of hip-hop and EDM risers, including ascendant Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty, who teams with Scott heading up the Friday bill. Other announced artists include: 3LAU, Blackbear, Cashmere Cat, Crankdat, CVBZ, G4SHI, Getter, Goldlink, K?D, Kaiydo, Le Youth, Malaa, Mija, Oliver Heldens, Playboi Carti, Quinn XCII, Shaun Frank, SuperDuperKyle, THEY., Two Friends, and Ugly God.

This year, Breakaway, which took place at the Ohio Expo Center in 2016 following a two-year absence (read our review of the rebirth here), returns to the soccer stomping grounds where it debuted in 2013 with an event headlined by Twenty One Pilots, Bassnectar and Kendrick Lamar (in a degrees-of-separation-from-Kevin-Bacon-like twist, Breakaway headliner Travis Scott actually opens for Lamar on the Damn rapper’s current tour).

Judging by the ???s on the festival poster, expect at least two more names to be added to the lineup, including one of headliner or near-headliner status. (If you’ll recall, Chance the Rapper was a late add to last year’s bill.)

In addition to the Columbus fest, Breakaway will also take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Aug. 25 and 26.

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