Rolling Loud, the Miami hip hop festival which recently held its third edition in May, will now soon be expanding west, and then overseas. The event's creators, Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler, have announced plans to take Rolling Loud to the Bay Area and Southern California this October and December, respectively, before hosting events in the UK, China, and Japan, starting in 2018.

In a press release, Cherif explained the plans to take Rolling Loud outside Miami:

Rolling Loud is the #1 hip-hop festival in the world. After selling out three consecutive years in a row in Miami, it's time to take the Rolling Loud experience on the road. Rap music is the most popular and fastest growing genre of music, and the world deserves to experience curated lineups of its champions.

Zingler added:

Each show will feature a different assortment of hip-hop's biggest superstars as well as underground heavyweights. Miami will remain as our home and premier event as we establish the Rolling Loud brand around the world.

BV covered this year's Rolling Loud fest in Miami this past May. View pictures from the three-day festival above, as well as read our reviews of Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of the fest.