About This Festival
From the Organizer
Hieroglyphics Imperium presents the 8th Annual Hiero Day, Monday, September 2, 2019 (Labor Day) from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Oakland, CA. Hiero Day, an all-day, all-age music festival, show caseing over 25 live performances on 3 different stages by both local and renowned artists in genres such as hip-hop, rap, R&B, and more with the legendary hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics headlining the festival. Activities and entertainment include dancing, shopping from local vendors, and even a kid-friendly area complete with bounce houses, face painting and more. Public transportation is highly encouraged, as parking is extremely limited. The festival is conveniently located a short walk from the West Oakland BART station! After the success of the Hiero Day’s first festival in 2012, former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan declared September 3rd as “Hiero Day” in the City of Oakland. This year’s festival holds particular significance to Hieroglyphics as it marks the 5th year of producing Hiero Day in their hometown of Oakland California as independent artists. Visit www.hieroday.com for ticketing information, as well as updates on performances, vendor information, festival activities and sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. ABOUT HIEROGLYPHICS IMPERIUM Hieroglyphics, an Oakland-based underground hip-hop collective founded in the early 1990’s, is composed of rappers Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, DJ Touré, and Souls of Mischief members A-Plus, Phesto, Opio, and Tajai. After releasing several albums on major labels, in 1997 they created their own indie empire, Hieroglyphics Imperium, and have been an influential force in the independent music scene ever since. Since its inception, the Hiero Crew has thrived, releasing several albums and collaborating with a laundry list of popular and independent artists, including The Gorillaz, Q-Tip, Georgia Clinton, Jurassic 5, Bill Ortiz, Dilated Peoples, Dan The Automator, Prince Paul, Xzibit, and more.