The Roots Tap Lil Wayne, André 3000 for 2024 Roots Picnic

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André 3000 will perform his 'New Blue Sun' flute project live at the 2024 Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. - Credit: Astrida Valigorsky/GettyImages
André 3000 will perform his 'New Blue Sun' flute project live at the 2024 Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. - Credit: Astrida Valigorsky/GettyImages

The Roots have announced the lineup for their 2024 Roots Picnic. Philly fans will have their chance to see André 3000 bring his flute project New Blue Sun to the stage for a live performance.

But it’s Lil Wayne who is tapped to headline the June festival. He’ll be backed by the Roots for a set of his hits and also pay tribute to the music of his hometown of New Orleans with help from guests PJ Morton and Trombone Shorty.

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Set for June 1 and 2 at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Roots Picnic features a stacked card. Philly native Jill Scott is high up on the bill as a co-headliner, and will celebrate her 20202 debut album Who Is Jill Scott?.  Nas, Gunna, and the Grammy Awards’ Best New Artist, Victoria Monét, are also slated to perform, along with Sexyy Red, Babyface, Wale, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Cam’ron, Funk Flex, and more.

There’s also a series of collabs. The Roots’ Black Thought will perform with Method Man and Redman; Fantasia and Muni Long join Adam Blackstone; and Scarface and Amerie will play with the Backyard Band.

The Roots Picnic was first held in 2007. Since then, it’s become a part of Philly’s live music fabric. A general on-sale for tickets begins Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m./ET.

2024 Roots Picnic Lineup:
Lil Wayne & The Roots Celebrate New Orleans (feat. Special guests PJ Morton, Trombone Shorty)
Jill Scott
André 3000
Nas
Gunna
Victoria Monét
Sexyy Red
Babyface
Robert Glasper & Yebba
J.Period Live Mixtape featuring Black Thought, Method Man, and Redman
Adam Blackstone’s Legacy Experience featuring Fantasia and Muni Long
Smino
Cam’ron
Wale
Tyla
Marsha Ambrosius
Baller Alert Presents Backyard Band featuring Scarface & Amerie
October London
Leon Thomas
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Funk Flex
Q
Leon Thomas
Blk Odyssy
OT7 Quanny
Kenya Vaun
N3wyrkla
Julian King
Rec Philly Presents Chioke
DJ Diamond Kuts
DJ Aktive
DJ Doc B
DJ RL

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