The Roots unveiled a star-studded lineup Monday for this year’s Roots Picnic music festival, headlined by Ms. Lauryn Hill, Diddy and the Roots, Dave Chappelle and Lil Uzi Vert.
A comedy show featuring Chappelle will take place on June 2 at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center and will serve as a precursor to the main event, which will be held at the Mann at Fair Park on June 3 and 4 in Philadelphia – the Roots’ hometown.
Other musical acts to perform during the festival include Ari Lennox, City Girls, Maverick City Music, Lucky Daye, Syd, GloRilla, Black Thought, Eve, Busta Rhymes, DJ Drama, Saucy Santana, Uncle Waffles, The Isley Brothers, Roy Ayers. , Dvsn, Kindred the Family Soul, Spinall, Rare Essence and Backyard Band, as well as Adam Blackstone with special guests Mary Mary and Coco Jones.
During her highly anticipated performance, Hill will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough debut album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” In 1999, the famous singer and rapper made history at the age of 23 as the first hip-hop artist to win a Grammy Award for album of the year.
Additionally, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Young Gunz, Peedi Crakk, Oschino and Sparks were tapped for a State Property reunion more than two decades after the Philadelphia rap collective released its debut album and film of the same name. issue.
Musicians who will line up at Roots Picnic 2023 include Little Brother, the Yussef Dayes Experience, Symba, Fridayy, Mike Phillips, Rocky, DJ Diamond Kuts, DJ Aktive, Dappa, Akin Inaj and Inutech.
But wait, there’s more: The festival will also feature a host of podcast personalities, including Charlamagne Tha God (“Comedy Central’s Hell of a Week”), DJ Akademiks (“Off the Record”), Angela Yee (“Lip Service”), Questlove (“Upper Questlove”), Don’t Call Me White Girl (“Don’t Call Me White Girl”), Talib Kweli (“Party of the People”), as well as hosts “Pour Minds,” “Trap Nerds, ” “The Office XIV” and “Love + Grit.”
After announcing the 2023 headliners, the Roots received some criticism for booking Chappelle, who has come under fire in recent years for making transphobic remarks during his comedy routines. Some Twitter users called for Chappelle’s inclusion “disappointment,” “shame” and “clownish,” and others were excited to see him perform.
Tickets to Chappelle’s pre-show are being sold separately from tickets to the Roots Picnic. More information about the festival and tickets are available on the Roots Picnic website.