The Roots and Live Nation Urban team up to present the eleventh annual Roots Picnic on June 2, 2018 at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA.
Celebrating its eleven-year anniversary, the festival once again aligns music, art, fashion, comedy, wellness, and consciousness into a cultural experience unlike anything else on the scene. “Roots Picnic” remains known for careful curation that unites music’s hottest acts, influencers, tastemakers, and thought leaders for one unforgettable day—and this year proudly continues that tradition.
Once again, The Roots raise the bar with their flagship fest. The groundbreaking GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum hip-hop collective will headline the proceedings with a very special “Jam Session” hosted by Dave Chappelle, with a set accompanied by surprise guests. This will be the first time the legendary comedian joins his longtime friends at the annual extravaganza following a string of knockout sold out Radio City Music Hall shows together in 2017.
In addition to performances from superstars such as Lil Uzi Vert, Dirty Projectors, The Diplomats, 2 Chainz, Dvsn, Brandy and more, the day includes a bevy of one-of-a-kind moments exclusive to “Roots Picnic.” Among those, fans can enjoy Black Thought’s Live Mixtape featuring Fabolous & Jadakiss in what promises to be a display of pure lyrical fireworks, while DJ Drama presents Gangsta Grillz with special guests. In game-changing fashion, this is the first year of the Podcast Stage which plays host to live podcasts such as Drink Champs, On One with Angela Rye, Questlove Supreme, and more. Going beyond music, the Lifestyle Stage offers a MADDEN & NBA2K Tournament hosted by iPod King Carter as well as a Fashion Panel, an Art Panel, Hustle Panel and an art market featuring local vendors called The mARkeT.
Tickets will be available beginning Friday
, February 16th at 12pm ET
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. The full confirmed lineup can be found below. CITI card members will have access to a presale February 14th at 10am ET through February 15th at 11:59pm ET
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