Missy Elliott & Pharrell Williams
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Pharrell Announces Something In The Water Fest Ft. Missy Elliott, Janelle Monae, SZA, Rosalia, Migos & More
The brand-new music festival curated by the musical powerhouse will take over his hometown of Virginia Beach from April 26–28 with a super-stacked lineup including fellow GRAMMY winners Missy Elliott, Diplo, Dave Mathews Band and Anderson .Paak with his band The Free Nationals. GRAMMY nominees SZA, Migos, Janelle Monáe, Travis Scott, J Balvin, Pusha T and Jhené Aiko are also slated to perform.
Excited to announce the first ever SOMETHING IN THE WATER Festival, a 3 day music festival and cultural experience happening April 26-28 in Virginia Beach. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, March 8 at 12pm ET at https://t.co/hitO9dwpDD. #SITWfest pic.twitter.com/IdQ6ziAwC7
— Something In The Water (@sitw) March 4, 2019
The three-day beachfront event will feature only one stage, meaning you can actually catch all of the performances. Rising acts include Canadian funky hip-hop producer Kaytranada, Spanish flamenco/pop innovator Rosalía and American singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers, who went viral after Pharrell gave a rave review of her "Alaska" demo during a class at NYU in 2016.
The organizer himself will also perform; he's listed on the lineup as "Pharrell & Friends," for what is likely to be a collab-filled set.
Speaking of friends, fellow Virginians repping at the fest will be GRAMMY-nominated rapper DRAM, Dave Matthews Band, who formed in Charlottesville, Va., Elliott, who has collabed with Pharrell on multiple occasions, including their hit "WTF," and Pusha T. Pusha also grew up in Virginia Beach, where he and his brother formed the hip-hop duo Clipse and met and worked with Pharrell, then part of production duo The Neptunes.
At the 61st GRAMMY Awards last month, Pharrell earned his 12th GRAMMY win for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical. He also won in the same category at the 56th GRAMMY Awards, the same year he earned a win for his work on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, which took home Album Of The Year.
Tickets for Something In The Water go on sale Fri. March 8; the full lineup and more info can be found on their website.