Made in America lineup announced

Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Santigold and Skrillex all to perform

WRITTEN BY: Brittney Elkins
The Made in America festival will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend.
Image Source: Jeffrey M. Vinocur via Wikimedia Commons
The Made in America festival will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend.

The Made in America festival was announced last week by headliner and curator Jay-Z, and now an official lineup has been released.

Jay-Z announced the Budweiser Made in America festival last week. It will be held in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, September 1 and 2.

Jay-Z will headline the Made in America festival, but he has also selected a stellar group of performers to take the stage, including Pearl Jam, Odd Future, Skrillex, Maybach Music (featuring Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Afrojack, D’Angelo, Passion Pit, Santigold, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Dirty Projectors, X, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Rita Ora, The Knocks and Savoy.

A total of 28 artists will perform at the Budweiser Made in America festival, and more acts will be revealed at a later date.

Other acts have been speculated to appear, but were not announced as of Monday’s lineup release. Jay-Z’s wife, Beyonce, was among the acts rumored to appear, as well as Drake and Philadelphia’s hometown boys the Roots. What would a Made in America festival be without a nod to the city of Questlove—uh, that is, Brotherly Love?

During the announcement, Jay-Z promised that Made in America would be wide-ranging and musically diverse. “The lines that separate us, I don’t believe in that,” Jay-Z said. “That’s for people who need to easily define what they’re hearing. Me, I’m cool with everything and anything I’m hearing that’s music.”

A presale for Budweiser Facebook fans began this morning, and two-day passes go on sale to the general public tomorrow, May 23, at 10 a.m. A limited number of passes will be priced at $99.

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