The Annual Roots Picnic turns 10 this spring and they’re bringing Pharrell, Solange and Lil Wayne to Festival Pier in Philly, to celebrate on June 3. Tickets go on sale today at rootspicnic.com.
For a decade, the annual picnic has driven local and national crowds to Philly to hear the best and brightest old and new school hip hop artists, some of whom (e.g. Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy, and Usher in the past) get the rare opportunity to team with one of America’s finest, most dynamic, live bands: The Roots.
“This definitely speaks to the staying power of The Roots and the uniqueness of the Picnic as a good festival,”
says Roots co-founder Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.
“Not many music festivals last, have a 10 year run, or hold such validity and stay consistently good-and-getting better.”
10th Annual Roots Picnic line up:
Pharrell & The Roots
Black Thought & J Period Live Mixtape Featuring Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, Scott Storch
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
James Vincent McMorrow
Gilles Peterson Featuring Mc Earl Zinger
Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Monday, Feb. 20 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Outlets, Live Nation Box Office or by-phone at 800-745-3000.