Its a big week for festival lineup announcements as this afternoon gave us the big names that will star at this years New Orleans Jazz Fest.
From April 25th to Cinco De Mayo the Fair Grounds Race Course will be graced will festival goers looking to check out their favorite acts, and there’s a little bit of everything in this one. Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band and The Black Keys lead the way while other notables include Widespread Panic, Hall & Oats, Gary Clark Jr., Phoenix, Willie Nelson and Patti Smith.
For the full day by day breakdown of which days who’s playing you can visit the festival’s official website by clicking here. If you want to take a look at the important acts, scroll down a bit.
Jay-Z Set To Curate Made In America Music Festival
Jay-Z has a lot of stuff. He has a basketball team, he has 99 Problems, an album with Kanye West and of course a baby with Beyonce. Now Jay-Z has a music festival. This two day music event will take place in Philadelphia on September 1st and 2nd and will feature a diverse lineup spread across three stages. Some of the highlights include D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors and Pearl Jam. It will be known as the Made in America Music Festival and will take place at Benjamin Franklin’s Parkway in Fairmount Park. You can check out the entire lineup for yourself down below.
Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on May 23rd at 10 AM EST. To check out the official lineup when it’s announced, head over to the festival’s official website, MadeInAmerica.Com
It breaks my heart to report that 10 dates of the recently revived Rockstar Energy Drink Lilith Fair (oh wait, I am sorry, Rockstar does not sponsor Lilith, that’s Mayhem) have been cancelled. I could attempt to write some jokes (like the failed Rockstar Energy Drink one you just read), or I could let Mr. Johnny Firecloud from Antiquiet.com share his thoughts on the once ground breaking chick-fest.
Oh, and for the record, my personal take is that folks are sick of seeing those Sarah McLachlan animal abuse ads on VH1, thus not going to the Vans Lilith Fair (damn, that corporate sponsor joke failed again) this summer.