By Rashad D. Grove
(AllHipHop News) One of the most popular annual summer music festivals has just announced its the line-up and it's sure to be fire.
The Roots Picnic will celebrate its 12th festival with a star-studded lineup that includes H.E.R., 21 Savage, Raphael Saadiq, Lil Baby, David, Raphael Saadiq, City Girls, Moonchild and many more, with three stages to accommodate everyone.
In addition to the music, the 2019 Picnic also features "podcasts, gaming, art, and dialogue," organizers say.
Also, the Roots will be performing Things Fall Apart to mark the iconic album's 20th anniversary. The album featured the “Tonight Show” bands’ breakthrough hit “You Got Me,” and it was their first LP to sell over 500,000 copies.
The all-day extravaganza will take place at a brand new location in Philadelphia, at the Mann Center at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on June 1st.
On his Instagram, Questlove posted, “It was a great 11 years at #PennsLanding: now it’s time to rise up,” Questlove wrote. “We going to greener pastures! We are moving the picnic to the MannMusicCenterGrounds in #FairmontPark. Yes! Literally GREENER PASTURES! Trust us on this!
Not only with picnic feature some of the best of the best and hottest musical acts around, but also a few of the biggest brands in the podcast game including The Read Podcast, The Joe Budden Podcast, and Questlove’s own Questlove Supreme.
In a press release, The Roots’ manager and President of Live Nation Urban Shawn Gee explained why moving from Penns Landing to the Mann Music Center at Fairmount was such a big deal for the band.
“We finally have a Roots Picnic in the Park,” Shawn Gee said. “The vision 12 years ago was always to provide an all-day musical and cultural experience in Fairmount Park.
“Black Thought, Questlove and I grew up spending our Sunday afternoons at the Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park watching Philly DJs spin and enjoying the vibe and the culture. It’s a great feeling to be able to come full circle and bring the Picnic to Fairmount Park. I think it’s a big WIN for the city.”
Tickets will be available everywhere beginning Friday (March 15) at 12 p.m. ET. Check out the Roots Picnic’s official website here.