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H.E.R. Enlists Jhené Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Summer Walker & More For Lights On Fest
H.E.R. dropped some big news this morning, announcing her very own Lights On Festival will launch Sept. 14 at Concord Pavillion in Concord, Calif. The new festival, presented in partnership with Live Nation Urban, will feature an impressive lineup of artsts from across R&B on two stages, inlcuding Jhené Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Summer Walker, Ari Lennox and more, plus a headlining set from the hostess herself.
Dream come true! My very own @LightsOnFest is taking over @ConcordPavilion on Saturday, September 14 with performances by me, @JheneAiko, @DanielCaesar and more.
Pre-sales start this Wednesday. Visit https://t.co/NM3pLXUAKG now.#LightsOnFest pic.twitter.com/U8btsWUUJg
— H.E.R. (@HERMusicx) June 10, 2019
“Concord Pavilion is the ultimate venue," said H.E.R. "It is the perfect place to bring people from all over the Bay. I have many memories watching shows and DREAMING I’d be able to perform there. The Bay Area is my home, it’s a dream come true to host my festival there."
Additional performers include Kiana Ledé, DaniLeigh, Melii, Lucky Daye, Marc E. Bassy, LONR, Tone Stith, bLAck pARty, and Rayana Jay. In a tweet complete with a video teaser, H.E.R. called the festival a "dream come true" and promised more artists are still to be announced.
Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban, also weighed in via press release, highlighting the significance of Lights On being crafted by a female artist, saying, "It’s an honor to be able to help this amazing artist execute her vision. It’s especially refreshing for us because most of the recent artist-curated festivals like Dreamville, Roots Picnic, Astroworld, Camp Flognaw and others are curated by men; we haven’t seen many female owned and curated artist festivals, especially in Hip Hop & R&B,"
Tickets will be available for pre-sale on June 12 and go on sale to the general public June 14.