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The Roots Picnic 2019: The Roots, H.E.R., 21 Savage & More
The Roots Picnic is back for its 12th year and this time will feature a special headline performance from GRAMMY-winning band The Roots in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their Things Fall Apart album. H.E.R., 21 Savage and Lil Baby are among other artists on the music festival's bill happening June 1 in Philadelphia.
Raphael Saadiq,Tank & The Bangas and CityGirls will also have sets at the 2019 edition that will happen at The Mann At Fairmount Park. In a statement, the Roots manager Shawn Gee and President of Live Nation Urban said the park had always been a part of the "vision" for the fest.
"We finally have a Roots Picnic in the Park,” he said. “The vision 12 years ago was always to provide an all day musical and cultural experience in Fairmount Park. Black Thought, Questlove and I grew up spending our Sunday afternoons at the Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park watching Philly DJs spin, and enjoying the vibe and the culture. It’s a great feeling to be able to come full circle and bring the Picnic to Fairmount Park, I think it’s a big WIN for the city."
In honor of their fourth album celebration, Questlove announced that the group would perform the whole album with special guests. "Finally: in honor of the 20th Anniversary Of our 4th album #ThingsFallApart we @TheRoots will perform the entire jawn w special guests live at our new location: The Mann At Fairmount Park Saturday June 1st 2019!" he posted on Instagram.
Podcasting will also have a presence at the event; there will be live recordings of The Joe Budden Podcast, The Read Podcast and the Questlove Supreme Podcast.
Presale is open now and tickets for the general publuic go on sale March 15 12:00 p.m. EDT. For more information on tickets, visit the Ticketmaster website.