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28 Acts On Three Stages, Over Two Days, Curated By Jay-Z.

May 14, 2012

Jay-Z stopped off in Philly to announce that he’ll be curating the two-day, three-stage music festival over Labor Day weekend. It will take place in front of the Art Museum but it won’t be free, like Live 8 was in 2005.

No word on who will play the festival yet, though Jay-Z said that about 70 percent of the 28 acts were booked. Freeway, who was previously signed to Jay’s label, appeared on stage (above) for the press conference but is not slated to perform at the show.

There will be a variety of genres represented at the festival, dubbed “Made in America” and sponsored by Budweiser.

We’re hoping there will be plenty of Philly representation on the stages. For instance, we saw Chill Moody (right), who will perform at The Roots Picnic, hanging with the crowd during the press conference. It’d be great to see the West Philly native open up the show for the Jigga man.

The full lineup is expected to be announced next Monday. Tickets for the September 1 & 2 events will go on sale next week, on May 23. Tickets will cost $99 and a portion of the sales will go to charities served by the United Way.

7 Comments
  1. Chad permalink
    May 14, 2012 4:56 pm

    Budweiser? It isn’t like the largest American owned beer company is in this state or anything. Oh wait, it is.

  2. May 14, 2012 5:23 pm

    I’m hoping Chill Moody gets on that stage too. we should start a campaign or something. (oh by the way, this is Chill lol) thanks for the shoutout! i appreciate all the support from JUMP. #nicethings

  3. VINNY permalink
    May 14, 2012 5:28 pm

    dope as hell! holla at my homies bd and tike to open

  4. Made In America permalink
    May 15, 2012 11:27 pm

    Is there anyway to contact the photographer? I happen to be in one of these pics and would love to get it full sized (or see more if they captured any more images..) I’d really really appreciate it, thanks!

  5. Anonymous permalink
    May 17, 2012 9:58 am

    OCD Moosh and Twist should perform!!!

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