Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails will headline Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival this year.
Last year, Jay-Z brought together musicians such as himself, Kanye West, Common, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Pearl Jam, Janelle Monae, MMG Music and many others for the first annual Made in America Festival in Philadelphia. And this year, Jay-Z is bringing the festival back to Philadelphia and has chosen his wife Beyoncé and the legendary rock band Nine Inch Nails to headline.
Other acts lined up for the festival include Queens of the Stone Age, Deadmau5, Phoenix, Calvin Harris, Empire of the Sun, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miguel, Public Enemy, Nero, 2 Chainz, Gaslight Anthem, A$AP Rocky, Walk The Moon, Solange, Feed Me, Porter Robinson, Wolfgang Gartner, Emeli Sande, Haim, Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul, GTA, Robert DeLong, Red Light, Rudimental, Aluna George, Jay Rock, Jessie Rose and TJR.
“The point of having that diversity in our music lineup we’re trying to expose the people to different types of music,” Paul Chibe, Budweiser’s VP of marketing told Billboard. “Much like last year, where if you never saw Pearl Jam but you’re a Jay-Z fan, we want fans of Beyonce or Calvin Harris or Wiz Khalifa to have the opportunity to see Nine Inch Nails or stuff they might have seen for awhile like Public Enemy. That eclectic mix creates an opportunity for us to really show the impact of music and culture.”
A documentary made by Ron Howard about the inaugural Made in America will be out later this year.
“The narrative story of the festival and then Jay-Z is gonna be a great movie and I think something that people will be talking about when it comes to artist expression and people living up to their potential and talent,” Chibe said.
The Made in America Festival will take place Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA. The presale kicked off last Wednesday (Apr 10) and will continue through Tuesday (Apr 16). General tickets go on sale this Wednesday (Apr 17).