Beyonce, the Weeknd Will Headline Made in America Fest
Beyoncé and the Weeknd will headline the lineup for Jay Z’s fourth annual Budweiser Made in America festival, which will return to Philadelphia the Labor Day weekend of September 5th. Also on board to perform at the fest are J. Cole, De La Soul, Axwell & Ingrosso, Nick Jonas, Bassnectar, Big Sean, Earl Sweatshirt, Meek Mill, Banks, Vic Mensa, Santigold and more. A ticket pre-sale for the festival starts June 25th at 10 a.m. EST at the Made in America site.
As Philly.com notes, this is the first year that the Made in America fest doesn’t have a rock act in a headlining slot. While all genres of music are represented, the 2015 lineup leans heavily on hip-hop and R&B. However, plenty of rockers will still take the stage at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Metric, Waxahatchee and Strands of Oak.
The Made in America performance marks Beyoncé’s second time headlining her husband’s festival; she previously appeared at the 2013 fest. Other acts performing at the 2015 fest are A-Trak, Action Bronson, Fabolous, DJ Mustard, G-Eazy, Flatbush Zombies, Duke Dumont, Halsey and Ryan Hemsworth. Check out the Made in America site for the complete lineup.
After two years in Philadelphia, the Made in America festival went bi-coastal in 2014, adding a Los Angeles event for the same weekend as the annual Philly get-together. However, the fest failed to have a similar impact on the West Coast as it does in the East and plans for a follow-up MIA LA fest were scrapped earlier this month.