Just In: The 8th Annual Roots Picnic Lineup & Date Announcement

Black Thought of The Roots
Black Thought of The Roots (D. McDowell for Visit Philadelphia/Philly 360°)

Philly, it’s that time again! The Roots are bringing back their signature music festival—aka Roots Picnic—to their hometown. And, Philly 360° is giving our fans a chance to win a pair of tickets to this year’s show.

The hip-hop icons are taking a break from their regular gig as the houseband for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to kickoff summer by taking over Festival Pier in Philadelphia for the 8th annual Roots Picnic. So, when’s it going down? Philly, lock in the date: Saturday, May 30. 

The Legendary Roots Crew always deliver on a day and night packed with some of the illest performances and collabs. Year after year, The Roots handpick a major lineup of artists hitting multiple music genres. Who made the cut this year?

We spotted several industry heavyweights on this year’s lineup, including The Weeknd, Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, DJ Mustard, Rae Sremmurd and more. And, always down to represent their hometown, The Roots have once again added in a few Philly talents to the lineup. 

You can check out the full lineup below.


The Roots
Erykah Badu (backed by The Roots)
Hiatus Kaiyote
Chronixx and The Zincfence Redemption
Hudson Mohawke
Bishop Nehru
Brianna Cash

The Weeknd
A$AP Rocky
DJ Mustard
Rae Sremmurd
Afrika Bambaataa
DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire)
King Britt
Moses Sumney
Marc E. Bassy
Donn T



The 8th Annual Roots Picnic
When: Saturday, May 30
Where: Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard & Spring Garden Street
Cost: TBA, tickets on sale Friday at noon.
More Info: rootspicnic.com

Watch our video from behind the scenes at last year’s Roots Picnic.

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