Jay Z Adds “King Of NY”, ScHoolboy Q To Cali Made In America Festival

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New York rap star Jay Z is going to make his inaugural Made In America Los Angeles festival one for the ages by adding Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Chance the Rapper to its lineup. #CaliLove

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Along with K. Dot and Weezer headlining, a slew of notable music heavyweights are expected to invade the festival.

The two-day fest, which will take over Grand Park downtown on August 30 and 31, will be a mix of rock bands, electronic acts and hip hop. Some more highlights include Steve Aoki, Capital Cities, Rise Against, Afrojack, Sublime With Rome, Schoolboy Q, Chance the Rapper, John Mayer, Metric, Classixx, Juanes and Cypress Hill, according to the festival’s website. (LAist)

The two-day music festival’s Philadelphia line-up surfaced online Thursday (May 22).

Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Tiesto, The National, Steve Aoki, Pharrell Williams, J. Cole, Girl Talk, Spoon, Chromeo, City and Colour, Grimes, AWOLNATION, R3HAB, Gareth Emery, De La Soul, Baauer, Tommy Trash, Mayer Hawthorne, Kongos, 3LAU, The Neighborhood, Danny Brown, YG, Holy Ghost, Penguin Prison, Destructo, Bleachers, DJ Cassidy, Cherub, Will Sparks, Young & Sick, Vacationer, Cut Snake, Kaneholler (Press Release)

With support from Los Angeles’ Mayor Eric Garcetti, Jay announced his California-based Made In America festival.

The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries. Jay Z and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a news conference Wednesday to announce the music festival, which is planned for Labor Day weekend and will be held simultaneously with one in Philadelphia. They did not announce the lineup of performers or address residents’ concerns about the venue — a park in downtown Los Angeles that is crossed by several streets and partially surrounded by residential buildings. (ABC News)

During the conference last month, Young Hov expressed his goal to make the annual event bigger than a one-city showcase.

The announcement came at a press conference in L.A. Wednesday and is envisioned as a way to help revitalize the city’s downtown area. “Los Angeles is the perfect west-coast home for Made in America,” Garcetti said. Jay Z noted that the expansion continued his dream of “putting together a music festival that blurred those lines of genres, that all walks of life and all people can come [to].” (Rolling Stone)


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