Diddy & The Roots, Ms. Lauryn Hill & more for Roots Picnic 2023

Roots Picnic USA 2023 news

GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum hip-hop luminaries  The Roots  and  Live Nation Urban  reveal the details for the 2023 installment of  “Roots Picnic.”  Renowned for its complete musical and cultural immersion, the two-day festival will be back at  The Mann in Fairmount Park  in  Philadelphia, PA  on Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th June 2023. This year, a special stand-up comedy performance from  Dave Chappelle  and  The Roots  at  Wells Fargo Center  on  Friday 2nd June  will kick off the weekend.

This year marks a very special first as multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning legend  DIDDY  will headline the festival with  THE ROOTS  delivering a set highlighted by decades of his definitive hits. Additionally,  MS. LAURYN HILL  will co-headline and perform the entirety of  The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill  – a rare event – to celebrate the 25th  anniversary of the seminal album’s release. Award-winning American comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer and actor  DAVE  CHAPPELLE  will make his “Roots Picnic” debut performing with  THE ROOTS  on what promises to be a seismic, first-ever comedy set of this magnitude. The impressive line-up also hosts a massive celebration of Philadelphia talent including a headline set from  LIL UZI VERT,  the return of  EVE  during  BLACK THOUGHT’S LIVE MIXTAPE  set  DJ DRAMA,  KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL,  a  STATE PROPERTY REUNION and more.

Offering an inimitable experience,  “Roots Picnic”  also invites crowds to enjoy the fan-favorite  Podcast Stage which will be headlined by live podcasts from  CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD  and Off The Record with  DJ AKADEMIKS  in addition to  DON’T CALL ME WHITE GIRL, LIP SERVICE WITH ANGELA YEE, PEOPLE’S PARTY WITH TALIB KWELI  and of course  QUESTLOVE SUPREME. The concourse also boasts various activations and engagements, ranging from film to social justice.

“Roots Picnic”  has continued to be one of the summer’s most highly anticipated festivals and a celebration of Philadelphia’s robust music scene. Over the years, it’s been named one of  UPROXX’s “Best Festivals For Hip-Hop Fans Of Any Generation” and lauded as “a major staple within the Black community.” Billboard  included the Roots Picnic in their Top 50 Music Festivals round-up and perhaps  BET  put it best, “the two-day event proves why hip hop is such a regenerative force of nature.”

Since launching in 2007, The Roots Picnic has stood at the crossroads of music and culture, entertaining, engaging, and enlightening millions of fans along the way. Its dynamic lineups have included everyone from The Weeknd, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Phantogram, Usher, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Future to Vampire Weekend, The War on Drugs, Gary Clark, Jr., Solange, Diplo, Gnarls Barkley and more.  “Roots Picnic”  isn’t just a cornerstone of the group’s career, but a cornerstone of the culture.

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