Beyonce Set To Join LL Cool J, Jill Scott And More For 2013 Essence Festival In New Orleans

(AllHipHop News) Less than 24 hours after taking home the Grammy Award for "Best Traditional R&B Performance," a press release has announced Beyonce as one of the headliners for the 2013 Essence Festival set to take place in early July at New Orleans' Superdome.

Beyonce joins a lineup of acclaimed entertainers that includes LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole and Brandy. A number of other performers and headliners for the music festival taking place from July 4-7 will be announced soon.

Beyonce, who performed at the Super Bowl half-time show last weekend and is embarking on her upcoming "Mrs. Carter Show" world tour, will be adding a special date at New Orleans' Superdome for the 2013 Essence Festival as a headliner.

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"We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyonce back to the 2013 Essence Festival line-up. She is truly the ultimate Essence woman," said Essence Communications President, Michelle Ebanks. "If you missed her tour de force in New Orleans, please join us this Fourth of July weekend so that you can experience it live for yourself."

She continued, "The Essence Festival features the best in music, culture, arts and entertainment—all of which Beyonce captures through her extraordinary gifts."

The upcoming performance at the 2013 Essence Festival will not be Beyonce's first appearance as she previously headlined in 2009 and performed as a member of Destiny's Child in 2005.

In addition to all of Beyonce's recent accolades, the singer will be world premiering her self-directed feature-length documentary, Life Is But A Dream, on HBO on February 16th.

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