Rare Public Enemy Performance Highlights Roots 2nd Annual Picnic

AllHipHop Staff

A number of varied artists are coming together to support the 2nd Annual Roots Picnic this June in The Roots’ hometown of Philadelphia.

Public Enemy, Asher Roth, Santigold, The Black Keys, Kid Cudi and The Roots themselves are included in the picnic’s lineup, which will feature a main stage and a second stage to showcase the acts.

In a rare performance, Public Enemy will perform their classic album It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back along with The Roots and Antibalas backing.

The performance marks the first time in history that the seminal Public Enemy album has been recreated using a live band.

The Roots 2nd Annual Roots Picnic takes place June 6, with performances starting at 2:00 PM.

Last year, The Roots launched the picnic with performances by Gnarls Barkley, The Cook Kids, Jazzy Jeff and Sharon Jones & The Dap-King, Diplo and others.

Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday (March 20) and are priced at $49.50 in advance and $50.00 the day of the show, which takes place at Festival Pier along the Philadelphia waterfront.

The Roots are currently enjoying success as the new house band for the “Late Night Jimmy Fallon” show.

For more information visit www.rootspicnic.com.

The full line up of performers is listed below:

The Roots (2 sets) TV on the Radio The Black Keys Public Enemy Antibalas Santigold Dirty Magazine featuring Zoe Kravitz Busdriver Asher Roth Writtenhouse Back to Basics King Britt & Dozia Dave P. Kid Cudi