2/20/2017

The Roots Announce 10th Annual Roots Picnic With Pharrell, Solange, Lil Wayne & More- Tickets On-Sale Now!

THE ROOTS
 
Announcing 10th Annual Roots Picnic
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 3 | Festival Pier | Philadelphia

Featuring an All-Star Lineup Over 3 Stages Including a Headlining set by Pharrell and The Roots, as well as Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra and more!
 
"This was really just one day of good fucking music, front to back, from beginning to end. Festivals probably still suck. Roots Picnic did not." -NOISEY
 
"Seeing [The Roots} take the stage at their annual festival is to watch the Philly legends in their truest element." -BILLBOARD
 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) - Today, the legendary Roots crew announce that their annual ROOTS PICNIC is returning to Philadelphia's Festival Pier at Penn's Landing onSATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017. The acclaimed festival, now celebrating its tenth year, will feature an eclectic lineup with performances by: Pharrell & The Roots (joint headline set)Lil Wayne,Solange, 21 SavageKimbraGilles Peterson and more (full line up below).
 
"Ten years ago this started as a concept, an idea, a conversation between me, Tarik (Black Thought), Ahmir (Questlove) and Rich (Nichols)," says Shawn Gee, Roots longtime manager and partner in Maverick Management. "It's amazing that it has grown into such a valued piece of the cultural landscape of our hometown of Philadelphia.  We were blessed to expand the Picnic to NYC last year, and the brand will continue to grow and evolve, but Philly will ALWAYS be the home, the birthplace of the Roots Picnic.  We are super excited to bring a packed lineup to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and as always there will be plenty of surprises and special guests."
 
The Roots Picnic annually includes some of music's biggest and hottest names that kicks off the summer festival season. Last year's bill featured the likes of Usher, Future and Leon Bridges with a surprise performance by hometown hero Will Smith (with his daughter Willow).  Over the last decade, the celebrated festival institution has featured artists such as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Migos, The Black Keys, John Legend, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio, Nas, Vampire Weekend, Kid Cudi, Public Enemy, Gnarls Barkley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gary Clark Jr., Rakimandmany more.



FULL LINE-UP IS AS FOLLOWS:
Pharrell & The Roots
Lil Wayne
Solange
21 Savage
Kimbra
Black Thought & J Period Live Mixtape Featuring Fat Joe Mobb Deep Scott Storch
Thundercat
Virgil Abloh
Pete Rock
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
James Vincent McMorrow
NoName
Gilles Peterson Featuring Mc Earl Zinger
Khalid
Michael Kiwanuka
DJ Spinna
PNB Rock
Tunji Ige
Anthony Somebody
DJ N.O.C.

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