New York City’s legendary Hot 97 radio station announced the line-up for its annual Summer Jam mega concert today (May 2) and as usual it’s star-studded with the hottest artists around to heat up yet another summer.
Summer Jam will be celebrating its 20th anniversary and to ring in the mega concert at the Met Life Stadium in New Jersey on June 2, Hot 97′s gathered a star-studded line-up including the likes of Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Wale, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Joe Budden, French Montana, Wu-Tang Clan and R&B crooners Miguel and Chris Brown. And they’re just the confirmed names, as we all know Summer Jam is notorious for adding special surprise guests each year.
The big reveal was of course made during an even bigger Cîroc-sponsored affair held at the station. As the official sponsor of the event, the Cîroc team kept cups of Coco Loso,White Peach and Red Berry mixed drinks on deck for the many in attendance, including artists like Raekwon, Wale and Joe Budden who all stopped by to take part in the major announcement.
Before the big show hits the Met Life venue, fans will be treated to a special pre-show at the Festival Village stage where Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, A$AP Ferg, Smoke DZA, Bodega Bamz, Troy Ave, Kid Ink, Vinny Cha$e will all perform including 2013 Who’s Next Battle winner, Radmiz.
Last year’s Summer Jam made headlines but albeit was jam-packed with notable moments including Nas and Lauryn Hill holding down the stage in front of the thousands and thousands of fans who chanted along as they performed their medley of respective classics. Before that, Young Jeezy who flooded the seats at the home of the Super Bowl champion, New York Giants. Before that, French Montana blessed fans with the return of Ma$e, Young Jeezy brought the Thug Motivation alongside T.I. , Big Sean delivered a G.O.O.D. performance and Rick Ross and his MMG crew closed out the damn thang.
Tickets, ranging from $45 to $200, can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2013 take place 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2nd at Met Life Stadium. Stay tuned to XXL for more breaking news about this year’s Summer Jam.