The Roots & Live Nation Urban Announce ‘Roots Picnic 2024’

Roots Picnic 2024 in Philadelphia at Fairmount Park
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Roots Picnic 2024 in Philadelphia at Fairmount Park
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Photo Credit: Chris Henry

The Roots and Live Nation Urban are teaming up again for the return of the Roots Picnic 2024 music festival at The Mann in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.

The lineup unites a cohort of generational voices with some of the culture’s most influential rising acts. Lil Wayne will headline the festival with The Roots, delivering a set highlighted by decades of hits and his hometown, New Orleans. Special guests will include PJ Morton and Trombone Shorty. Jill Scott is co-headlining to capture the soul of her hometown, Philadelphia.

The festival will also welcome Victoria Monét, hot off multiple 2024 Grammy Award wins and her career-defining LP Jaguar II. André 3000 will also perform in support of his acclaimed solo debut, New Blue Sun. Gunna will also return to Philadelphia, with a lineup also featuring Sexyy Red, Tyla, Smino, Babyface, Adam Blackstone featuring Fantasia & Muni Long, Cam’ron, Nas, Wale, Robert Glasper featuring Yebba, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and more.

Offering an inimitable experience, “Roots Picnic” will boast the Parkside Stage (formerly Podcast Stage) hosting a wide range of curated experiential media along with live podcasts and DJ driven immersive experiences ranging from Million Dollaz Worth of Game, R&B Only & U+ME+RNB to Tonight’s Conversation, Juan Epstein Podcast, World Series of Spades and They Have the Range. The concourse will be populated by various immersive activations to be announced soon.

Since launching in 2007, The Roots Picnic has stood at the crossroads of music and culture, entertaining, engaging, and enlightening millions of fans along the way. Here’s a peek at the full lineup, which may be subject to changes. The Roots Picnic alumni presale went live today, while general on-sale begins Friday, February 23 at 10 am.

  • Lil Wayne & The Roots Celebrate New Orleans (ft. 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

PARKSIDE STAGE (formerly podcast stage):

  • R&B Only
  • U+ME+RNB
  • They Have the Range
  • Million Dollaz Worth of Game
  • Tonight’s Conversation
  • Juan Epstein Podcast
  • World Series of Spades