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Coordinates: 36°46′08″N 76°06′11″W / 36.769°N 76.103°W / 36.769; -76.103

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Pharrell Williams performing at Shaggfest in 2014
Genre Pop, hip hop, indie, EDM
Location(s) Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Years active 2011–present
Founded by Brandon Stokes

Shaggfest is an annual outdoor music festival held in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is presented by Virginia-based radio station Z104 in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment.[1][2][3] The event features many genres of music, including Pop, hip hop indie, and EDM. Shaggfest has two stages where national and established musical artists, as well as local artists perform for fans.


Shaggfest was founded by Brandon Stokes also known as radio personality and Virginia Beach local Shaggy in 2011.[4][5] It takes place in Virginia Beach, within Tidewater, the southeast area of Virginia. The festival is hosted at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, which seats approximately 20,000 people.[3]

Lineups by year[edit]



Shaggfest took place at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex on June 9, 2012. The official lineup was announced on May 14, 2012.[1]






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  1. ^ a b McDonald, Sam (May 14, 2012). "Shaggfest in Virginia Beach to feature Timbaland, Teddy Riley..." Daily Press. Newport News, VA: Tribune Publishing. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "ShaggFest 2011 is happening today". The Virginian-Pilot. Norfolk, VA: Pat Richardson. June 19, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Livenation: Shaggfest". Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Goodman, Jessica (July 15, 2015). "DMX sentenced to 6 months in jail". Entertainment Weekly. New York City, NY: Time Inc. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Z104's Shaggy Talks Shaggfest; Why He Started It". May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ Owoseje, Toyin (July 15, 2015). "Rapper DMX sentenced to six months". International Business Times. New York City, NY. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ @SageTheGemini (July 24, 2015). "I apologize #shaggfest I will not be able to attend do a nasty hip injury. Believe me when I tell you I was lookin forward to this show" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  8. ^ a b Holtzclaw, Mike (19 May 2016). "Shaggfest has lots of top acts -- and a secret special guest". Daily Press. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 

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