Last year’s Budweiser Made In America wasn’t a one-time affair. The festival that was curated and headlined by Jay-Z in 2012 will return to the City of Brotherly Love in September. With an announcement posted on the rapper’s website today, it looks like he’ll be involved in some capacity.
Scheduled Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, Made In America once again takes place over Labor Day weekend at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
For now, that’s all we know. The lineup will be revealed Wednesday (April 10) at 12 p.m. Eastern Time via the official Made In America’s Spotify playlist.
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
September 28, 2012
Although the news was posted on Jay-Z’s LifeAndTimes.com site, the announcement doesn’t specify what role the rapper will play in the 2013 fest.
When first introducing the festival last year Jay-Z described the lineup as encompassing “every genre of music, creating and showcasing the only genre that matters, ‘great music.’”
Jay-Z headlined the first day with Pearl Jam taking over top billing on the second. The eclectic lineup also included Skrillex, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr., D’Angelo, Drake, Jill Scott, Run DMC, The Hives, Rita Ora and more.
Until the lineup is revealed you can relive last year’s memories with the following video recapping scenes from the 2012 fest.
Click here for Made In America’s Spotify page and here for Life And Times’ website.
And click here for Pollstar’s interview with Budweiser Made In America producer Scott Mirkin.