The Roots Picnic is coming to the Big Apple. After wrapping up their ninth annual event in Philadelphia last weekend, headlined by Usher, The Roots announce their long-running festival is coming to New York City this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the inaugural NYC edition will take place on Oct. 1 and 2 at Manhattan’s Bryant Park.
The Roots, D’Angelo, and John Mayer headline the first night, with the Wu-Tang Clan (backed by The Roots), Nile Rodgers, and David Byrne headlining night two. Jeremih, EPMD, Swizz Beatz, X Ambassadors, Yuna, Kevin Gates, Styles P, Royce Da 5’9″, Freddie Gibbs, and Lil’ Uzi Vert are some of the other artists that will perform during the two-day event.
“New York is a second home to us,” The Roots’ Questlove says about the expansion to Billboard. “There’s going to be pop up shops there, really good curated food, comedy, DJ parties there and acts that you wouldn’t expect… We’re deeply involved in everything, from the grass area to the food you’re gonna eat to the music you’re gonna hear in between. We’re a part of all of that.”
Tickets for The Roots Picnic NYC go on-sale this Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m EST at Ticketmaster.com. Check out the full lineup below.
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