A$AP Rocky, newly released from a Swedish jail, is still scheduled to perform at next weekend’s Real Street Festival at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
As of press time, tickets were still available for the two-day fest, which is co-headlined by Future, Cardi B and Migos. Passes start at $99 for single-day general admission tickets and $169 for the full weekend.
Rocky is booked to perform the closing set on Sunday, August 11, a gig that looked very much in doubt before he was released from Swedish custody on Friday and allowed to return to the U.S. as he awaits an August 14 verdict in his criminal trial on assault charges.
The rapper — whose real name is Rakim Mayers — has been in Swedish custody since July 3 when he and two associates, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were accused of assault for their role in a street brawl in Stockholm. He pleaded not guilty and said he was acting in self-defense.
The Swedish prosecutor has asked for a six-month prison sentence.
Rocky’s detention caused a worldwide stir, with even President Donald Trump calling for his release.
Rocky posted his thanks on his Instagram page Friday: “I CAN’T BEGIN TO DESCRIBE DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR ALL OF YOU THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT AND HUMBLING EXPERIENCE I WANT TO THANK THE COURT FOR ALLOWING ME BLADI AND THOTO TO RETURN TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.”
With his possible return to the stage this month, interest in the Real Street Festival could spike. Other performers include 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Miguel and Big Sean.
The Real Street Festival is the first outdoor hip-hop festival held on the grounds of the Honda Center, the home of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, which will be filled with street art and live murals being painted during the day along with an artists alley, vendor village and immersive and interactive experiences scattered throughout the grounds.
Inside Big Boy’s Neighborhood, the air-conditioned space will feature the barbershop presented by Cantu featuring barbers from Brotherhood Barbershop, a hair and nail salon presented by Rich Girl Candy, and a fully functioning tattoo parlor with celebrity tattoo artists Mz Ink Bomb and crew as well as Carlos Macias and the Cryptic Tattoo crew.
Doors open at noon each day.