Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and Meek Mill will be headlining the JAY-Z curated Made in America Festival as it returns to Philadelphia this Labor Day Weekend.
— Chun-Li (@NICKIMINAJ) June 4, 2018
The two-day festival has been taking place at Benjamin Franklin Parkway annually since 2012. This year’s fest will happen on Sept. 1 – 2 and features established artists Janelle Monáe, Miguel, 6lack, Ty Dolla $ign and Fat Joe. The festival will also give a spotlight to rising artists Jessie Reyez, SOB x RBE and Saweetie.
The appearance at the festival is a reunion for the former couple who broke up in December 2016 after two years of dating and previously going on Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint tour together. Made in America marks Meek Mill’s second scheduled show since his April release from prison. He is set to hit HOT 97’s Summer Jam stage on Jun. 10. He surprised the audience at Miami’s Rolling Loud on May 12 with a 20-minute, post-prison set, where he asserted, “They tried to take my freedom. They tried to crush my dreams.”
Tidal users will have the chance to snag Made in America tickets starting June 4 at 2 p.m. EST. The general release begins on June 8 at Live Nation. For those who cannot make it to Philly for the festival, it will be live-streamed on Tidal through Labor Day weekend. A donation will be given to The ACLU of Pennsylvania and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey through proceeds from the event.
Previous headliners for the Philly show include JAY-Z, Beyonce, The Weeknd, Pharrell, J. Cole and Rihanna.
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