HE is considered a defining artist in the history of hip-hop and has worked with some of the biggest names in music.
And now American rapper Snoop Dogg will be performing at a two-day music festival that is set to be one of the highlights of the summer on the south coast.
The multi-platinum artist and actor, who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, will be performing at Mutiny Festival at Fontwell Park, near Chichester.
The inaugural event last year was held in Victoria Park, Portsmouth, and dubbed the city’s first-ever dance festival.
The Portsmouth-based organisers wanted to find a larger venue and finally settled on Fontwell.
Organiser Luke Betts was excited.
‘I can’t really believe it,’ he said.
‘For us to have a line-up like this one in only our second year is amazing.
‘It’s pretty impressive, we have now got a line-up that is right up there with festivals which have been around for a lot longer.
‘It’s all down to people who have supported us and all those who got behind us and helped us make it this big.
‘It will be great to welcome Snoop Dogg to the festival.
‘He is somebody who has a huge appeal because while he has obviously got his classics he is still producing great music today.’
Snoop Dogg set records with his seminal album Doggystyle, which debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart and sold over 800,000 copies in the first week.
Throughout his career, Snoop’s produced chart-topping hits including Gin & Juice, Who Am I? (What’s My Name?), and I Wanna Rock.
In July 2007, Snoop Dogg made history by becoming the first artist to release a track as a ringtone prior to its release as a single, which was It’s the D.O.G.
Tickets are selling fast for the festival, which is set to attract 15,000 people a day on July 18 and 19.
Rebel Sound will be headlining Sunday night.
The announcement saw about 2,000 tickets sold in under an hour last month.
Chase and Status plus Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX will join Labrinth, Katy B and Maverick Sabre for the festival.
To buy tickets visit mutinyfestivals.co.uk.