Editor’s Note (May 25): Sean “Diddy” Combs is no longer part of Roots Picnic. Usher is now co-headliner.
The annual Roots Picnic returns to The Mann at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from June 3-4.
The Roots and Live Nation Urban unveiled the star-studded lineup featuring headliners Ms. Lauryn Hill and Sean “Diddy” Combs. Rapper Lil Uzi Vert and award-winning comedian Dave Chappelle are top on the bill.
Ms. Lauryn Hill will treat attendees to a special 25th-anniversary set of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She will play the award-winning album live in its entirety.
Diddy will hit the stage for the first time at a Roots Picnic event. The Roots will join him.
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Other performers making up the bill include Lucky Daye, Ari Lennox, Syd, dvsn, Kindred the Family Soul, Adam Blackstone and Mary Mary with special guest Coco Jones, Soulquarians Icons Set featuring Isley Brothers and Roy Ayers, and more.
Chappelle will kick off the weekend with a stand-up comedy performance at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, June 2. The Roots will join him.
According to the Roots Picnic website, if anyone is interested in attending the comedy show, “purchase of this ticket does not include access to the Roots Picnic Festival on June 3 & 4.”
Fan club presale tickets are available using the code: PICNIC23. General on-sale tickets will be available today (Feb. 22), at 10 a.m. ET. Additional details about tickets, including VIP packages, are available at therootspicnic.com.
See the full lineup below.
Roots Picnic 2023 Lineup
Diddy w/ The Roots
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Lil Uzi Vert
Dave Chappelle w/ The Roots
Soulquarians Set featuring Roy Ayers & The Isley Brothers
Black Thought Live Mixtape featuring Busta Rhymes & Eve
Kindred The Family Soul
State Property Reunion (Freeway, Beanie Siegel, Young Gunz, Peedi Crakk, Oschino & Sparks)
Yussef Dayes Experience
Adam Blackstone w/ Coco Jones & Mary Mary
Baller Alert Presents Go Go: Backyard Band vs Rare Essence
Akin Inaj & Inutech
Charlamagne Tha God
Off The Record with DJ Akademiks
Don’t Call Me White Girl
Lip Service with Angela Yee
People’s Party with Talib Kweli
The Office XIV
Love + Grit