Rap mogul Jay Z‘s highly-anticipated Made In America Philadelphia line-up has been unveiled today (May 22) and shows music heavyweights Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, J. Cole and more set to headline. #MadeInAmerica
The two-day music festival’s Philly 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 will also help California fans enjoy the festival locally.
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)
Reports earlier in the month claimed Young Hov had received heavy backlash from a city official over the potential complications the event could create.
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar contends he was left out of discussions, spearheaded by Mayor Eric Garcetti in recent weeks, over bringing the two-day Budweiser Made in America music festival to Grand Park and the nearby steps of City Hall. Huizar, who represents most of downtown, called for the city to withhold approval of any permits for the Labor Day weekend event until the details are properly vetted. An application submitted for the event said it would have three stages, several beer gardens and street closures lasting from five to 10 days, depending on the location. (Los Angeles Times)