LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: Singer-songwriter Usher performs on stage at the Samsung Pay New Year's Eve Party at The Fonda Theatre on December 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Samsung)
Photo Credit: rootspicnic.com
Photo Credit: rootspicnic.com

The 9th Annual Roots Picnic  and Broad City has announced this summer’s musical lineup!  And speaking of roots, the festival will yet again be hosted in the historic city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where our highly esteemed Declaration of Independence was signed.  You can expect amazing acts like Usher and The Roots, Future,  Swizz Beats, Migos, Jidenna and more on June 4, 2016, at Festival Pier. Check out the clip below for the full list of musical talent.

We are excited that the Picnic is growing each year.  We are laser focused on building an amazing fan experience and continuing to build a diverse lineup that matches the collective tastes and interests of the curators, Questlove and Black Thought of the Legendary Roots Crew. This year is going to be a lot of fun!” –Shawn Gee, Roots Picnic co-founder.

From the looks of the talent that is due to hit the stage, it sounds like the energy will be nothing less than electrifying at the festival. Tickets go on sale on Ticketmaster on February 5 at 12 noon EST.   VIP tickets give access to private decks, bars, entrances and more.  Last year’s line up included the likes of Erykah Badu, The Weekend and A$AP Rocky while John Legend and Public Enemy have performed in previous years.

If you attend, don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on, folding chairs are not allowed.  The crowds are usually heavy at this festival, so make sure you get there early enough to get a spot to even stand!  Expect to pay out for parking, food and drinks. For more FAQ, check here.

Let us know if you’ve experienced this festival in the past and if you plan on attending this year!

By: Melody Lanei


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