You know, I’ve never been to The Roots Picnic. Dunno why. Prolly something about finding a dog walker or being broke and hating fun of all shapes and sizes but this year, I’m hard pressed to find a legitimate excuse because the boys in the band just announced the lineup for the annual good time, blacktop jam and it’s looking to be one hell of a ass-shaking, sneaker-melting affair. The Weeknd’ll be there, A$AP Rocky, Phantogram and MISS MOTHERFUCKING ERYKAH BADU who will be backed by The Roots who will, of course, be playing a set themselves because if this band isn’t playing a gig then there’s just no reason for the world to keep spinning. Also, AFRIKA BAMBATAA! Full lineup is below. The party goes down May 30th at The Festival Pier and tickets go on sale Friday at noon via Ticketmaster*. This shit WILL sell out because it always does because Philadelphia does not fuck around so GET ON IT! Rockit.
The 8th Annual Roots Picnic Lineup:
Erykah Badu (backed by The Roots)
Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption
DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire)
Marc E. Bassy
*Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 13 at Noon will be available at Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Box Office (111 Presidential Blvd, Bala Cynwyd), TLA (334 South St., Philadelphia/ Service-charge-free) or by-phone at 800-745-3000. Citi® Cardmembers will have an exclusive presale opportunity running Wednesday, March 11 at 10am to Thursday, March 12 at 10pm.