This past weekend the ninth annual Roots Picnic went down in Philadelphia, and now the festival will make its debut in NYC this upcoming fall.
The Roots announced that the event would go down on October 1st and 2nd at Bryant Park produced by Live Nation.
The Roots, D’Angelo and John Mayer will headline the first day. And Wu-Tang Clan, Nile Rogers and David Byrne will headline the second day. Other performers expected to hit the stage include Jeremih, EPMD, Styles P, Swizz Beatz and a host of others.
Questlove talked about the festivals expansion, “There’s going to be pop up shops there, really good curated food, comedy, DJ parties there and acts that you wouldn’t expect… We’re deeply involved in everything, from the grass area to the food you’re gonna eat to the music you’re gonna hear in between. We’re a part of all of that.”
Tickets for The Roots Picnic NYC go on sale Friday, June 10th.
Check out the full lineup below:
The Roots Picnic NYC (Day 1):
Stretch & Bobbitto
Everyday People feat DJ Moma
Comedy Set from Jerrod Carmichael
The Roots Picnic NYC (Day 2):
Wu Tang Clan
Black Thought’s Live Mixtape featuring Styles P, Royce da 5’9, Freddie Gibbs, and DJ J Period
Lil Uzi Vert
Daniel “Bambatta” Marley
Comedy Set from Neal Brennan
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Grits & Biscuits
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