Roots Picnic has announced the lineup for their 2022 festival and it’s none other than the Halftime headliner Mary J. Blige who will be headlining with assistance from the Roots.
Other main performers on the bill include Summer Walker and Wizkid. The event hosted and curated by The Roots will mark the first in-person festival since 2019, taking place at Mann at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA, for two days of music, art, and culture on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 2022.
Kirk Franklin, Jazmine Sullivan, J Period Live Mixtape featuring Black Thought, Rick Ross, G Herbo, Mickey Guyton, Muni Long, and more will also perform. Check out the full confirmed lineup below. A special fan club presale goes live today at 10 am ET, while general on-sale begins on Friday, February 18th at 10 am ET. Weekend or limited single day tickets will be available as well as VIP packages, on this link.
Roots Picnic will also feature the fan favorite Podcast Stage curated by Wallo267 and Gillie The King. Highlighted by live podcasts of Million Dollaz Worth of Game, Questlove Supreme, and more, the concourse also boasts various activations and engagements, ranging from film to social justice.
“After a long two years, we are excited to announce the return of The Roots Picnic to Philly with two days of music and culture at the Mann at Fairmount Park,” says Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban, The Roots manager, and co-founder of the event. “This year, Black Thought, Questlove and I attempted to curate a lineup that broke through the genre barriers that often separate us in black culture. To be able to book Mickey Guyton, Kirk Franklin, G Herbo, Wizkid, Wallo & Gillie, and Mary J Blige on the same lineup was a dream come true.”
Thankfully for fans not able to attend the event, Roots Picnic will also live stream their festivities on their official YouTube channel.