In honor of the Roots Picnic 10th anniversary, they’ve unveiled their starting line up… Headlined by a joint set from Pharrell and The Roots, the bill is also set to feature performances by Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Thundercat, Virgil Abloh, and Michael Kiwanuka.
The Roots’ Black Thought is also slated to join J. Period for a “live mixtape” that will include appearances by Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, and former Roots band member, famed producer Scott Storch.
Shawn Gee, The Roots manager and Maverick Management partner, explained what makes this such a special year for Roots Picnic.
“Ten years ago this started as a concept, an idea, a conversation between me, Tarik (Black Thought), Ahmir (Questlove) and Rich (Nichols),” he said. “It’s amazing that it has grown into such a valued piece of the cultural landscape of our hometown of Philadelphia. We were blessed to expand the Picnic to NYC last year, and the brand will continue to grow and evolve, but Philly will ALWAYS be the home, the birthplace of the Roots Picnic. We are super excited to bring a packed lineup to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and as always there will be plenty of surprises and special guests.”