Beyoncé To Headline 2013 Essence Festival In July

 @FionnaatIBTf.agomuoh@ibtimes.com on February 11 2013 4:25 PM

Beyoncé will be heading back to New Orleans, scene of her Super Bowl halftime triumph, in July to headline the 2013 Essence Festival.

Essence magazine announced Friday that the singer will take part in the July 4-7 event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where she just performed.

Beyoncé joins the 19th annual festival, which also will feature Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, LL Cool J and Brandy, as well as other acts yet to be announced.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 Essence Festival line-up. She is truly the ultimate Essence woman,” Essence Communications President Michelle Ebanks said in a statement.

“If you missed her tour de force in New Orleans, please join us this Fourth of July weekend so that you can experience it live for yourself at the Essence Festival. The Essence Festival features the best in music, culture, arts and entertainment—all of which Beyoncé captures through her extraordinary gifts.”

Tickets for the Essence Festival are currently on sale.

Tickets also went on sale for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter World Tour Monday, having already sold out at several venues. 

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