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Rapper Ludacris to Headline Confluence Musical Festival at NASCAR Event

The Confluence Musical Festival, affiliated with the NASCAR Enjoy Illinois 300 event, has announced rapper Ludacris as its headliner. The festival will take place at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois on June 1st and 2nd.

Ludacris, known for his string of hit songs in the late 90s and early 2000s, is also recognized for his role in the Fast & Furious franchise where he portrays a character who drives cars at high speeds. This makes him a fitting choice for the festival, which will accompany the NASCAR event.

The festival will also feature a lineup of country artists including Riley Green, Big & Rich, Brittney Spencer, Tim Dugger, and former St. Louis Cardinals player Adam Wainwright, who has recently turned to country music since retiring from baseball.

The inclusion of Ludacris may seem unexpected at first, but it makes sense when considering his acting career. He has been a regular cast member in the Fast & Furious franchise since 2009’s Fast Five, which is the first film in the series with a short enough title to be shouted at a passerby out the window of a moving car. It is likely that fans of fast cars will also be fans of Ludacris.

The festival will also feature a number of local St. Louis acts, including Dave Grelle’s Playadors, DJ Mahf, DJ Nune, Jesus Christ Super Car, Lamar Harris, the Red and Black Brass Band, and We Are Root Mod. While there is a lack of country music representation among the local acts, it can be assumed that they are all skilled in the art of pretending to drive cars at high speeds.

According to WWTR Owner and CEO Curtis Francois, the Confluence Festival is known for its combination of music and motorsports. He stated, “Once again, we are delivering another incredible lineup of world-class music to accompany the on-track excitement of the NASCAR Cup Series.”

The full lineup for the festival can be found on the World Wide Technology Raceway website. For tickets and more information, interested individuals can call 618-215-8888 or visit