Jay-Z will hold a two-day music festival in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. The event, which will take place on the Ben Franklin Parkway, will feature more than 30 artists, 70% of which are confirmed… though there were no indications who they would be.
Tickets will go on-sale in mid May.
“Everyone knows my love affair with Philly, from the amazing talented artists I’ve signed here… to the film work I’m about to do with Will Smith in Overbrook,” HOV told a seemingly odd mixture of media and fans outside the Art Museum this morning.
The festival, called Made in America, is being sponsored by Anheuser-Busch and will benefit the United Way.
The last major concert to take place in Philly was Live 8, which drew like 100 billion people to the Parkway. I’m sure an outdoor hip hop festival in the middle of a crowded city will go of without any hitches. I’m sure of it.