The full lineup for the 2013 Budweiser Made in America concert was revealed Wednesday, and Beyoncé is set to headline the show.
The 31-year-old singer is having quite a busy year, after performing at the presidential inauguration and the halftime show for the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. She is also set to begin her "Mrs. Carter" world tour April 15 in Serbia.
Other names taking part in the second annual Made in America festival include rock band Nine Inch Nails, who is also headlining the concert, plus:
-Solange Knowles, Beyonce's sister
Numerous other bands will also be taking the stage.
"The point of having that diversity in our music lineup we’re trying to expose the people to different types of music," Paul Chibe, Budweiser's VP of marketing, told Billboard. "Much like last year, where if you never saw Pearl Jam but you're a Jay-Z fan, we want fans of Beyonce or Calvin Harris or Wiz Khalifa to have the opportunity to see Nine Inch Nails or stuff they might have seen for a while like Public Enemy. That eclectic mix creates an opportunity for us to really show the impact of music and culture."
The two-day festival promoted by Live Nation takes place Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31- Sept. 1, at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
Last year’s event had big names such as Rita Ora, Drake, Run DNC, Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill. Jay-Z, Beyonce's husband, headlined the concert, as did Pearl Jam. The attendance for the two-day event totaled 80,482. Tickets cost $99 and proceeds from sales went to the United Way and local Philadelphia and New Jersey charities.
Though his name is not on the lineup this year, it is highly likely that Jay-Z will make a “surprise” appearance.
The tickets for 2013 Made in America Festival go on sale April 17.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...