Rap mogul Jay-Z is planning a star-studded Made In America lineup for his September Philadelphia festival by tagging Rick Ross, D’Angelo, Drake, Janelle Monae and more to rock the stage.
According to a new promo flyer, Hov has dug deeper than rap for the late summer music festival.
Saturday 9/1: Jay-Z, Skrillex, Mmiike Snow, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music Group (Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr., D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Nicky Romero, Michael Woods, Otto Knows, Savoy
Sunday 9/2: Pearl Jam, Drake, Chris Cornell, Jill Scott, Run DMC, Afrojack, Odd Future, Alesso, X, Santigold, DJ Shadow (DJ Set), The Hives, Rita Ora, Burns, The Knocks (Made In America)
Fans can reportedly get their hands on tickets beginning tomorrow (August 1).
The lineup for Hov and Budweiser’s Made In America festival has been announced. The two day musical event takes place September 1 & 2 at Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Fairmount Park. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at Ticketmaster and Live Nation with more acts to be added. (Rap Radar)
Last May, Jay-Z broke the news of his Made in America music event.
On Monday, it is expected to be announced that Jay-Z will be the curator of and headlining performer at the first Budweiser Made in America music festival, a two-day event that will bring as many as 28 musical acts to Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. (Sorry, Brooklyn, but hasn’t Jay-Z done enough for you already?) The festival, which will be produced by Live Nation, is to be formally unveiled at a Monday morning news conference with Jay-Z and Mayor Michael A. Nutter of Philadelphia and will assemble an eclectic lineup of “rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance” musicians, according to a news release from its organizers. No other acts chosen by Jay-Z were immediately announced, but when you have Kanye West on speed dial and share a home with Beyoncé, presumably opportunities are rife. (New York Times)
Details of Jay’s “City of Brotherly Love” announcement hype developed around mid-May.
Jay-Z will join Mayor Nutter atop the Art Museum steps at 10:30 Monday to announce a multi-day concert festival called Made in America over Labor Day weekend. It is unclear whether the event will be held on the Parkway or elsewhere. Jay-Z posted this video featuring the Philadelphia skyline, screaming fans and a microphone, on his website Friday. Made in America was the name of a track from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s album “Watch the Throne.” (Philadelphia Daily News)