Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and Meek Mill to Headline 2018 Made in America Festival
Get excited, Philadelphia. Live Nation unveiled the lineup for this year's Made in America Festival, and the roster is stacked. Nicki Minaj and Post Malone will headline the Labor Day Weekend festivities, supported by featured performances from Meek Mill, Miguel, Janelle Monae, Lil B and dozens more.
The event goes down on Sept. 1 and 2 on a closed-down stretch of Benjamin Franklin Parkway in downtown Philly. In addition to the headliners, the lineup also features a range of young rappers with buzz, including Rich The Kid, BlocBoy JB, SOB x RBE, Shoreline Mafia, Sheck Wes, Kweku Collins, JPEGMAFIA and Juice WRLD, among others. Roc Nation also booked Fat Joe, who signed with the label in 2017.
Meek's inclusion on the bill feels like a hometown victory lap after months of good will from the festival's founder, Jay-Z. Hov was a prominent voice—via The New York Times op-eds and mid-concert tributes—in support of Meek during his most recent stint in prison for probation violations, and the two are currently developing a documentary series about the Philly rapper's experience navigating the criminal justice system. Meek was released on April 24.
Nicki presumably will perform music from her forthcoming new album Queen, set for release on August 10. The "Chun-Li" rapper originally planned to drop the project in June. Post Malone's latest, Beerbongs & Bentleys, debuted last month at the top of the Billboard charts.
TIDAL members will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets starting on June 4, and Citi card holders will get early box office access starting June 5. The general public will be able to purchase tickets starting on June 8 at 10 a.m. ET. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Check out the full lineup below.
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