|Beyonce And Nine Inch Nails Headline 'Budweiser Made In America' Music Festival In Philadelphia Labor Day Weekend|
Blockbuster Line-Up Unveiled Via Exclusive Spotify Playlist
Performers Include Queens Of The Stone Age, deadmau5, Phoenix, Calvin Harris, Empire Of The Sun, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miguel, Public Enemy and Solange
Two-Day Concert, Benefitting United Way
Budweiser Made In America Festival Art Features Work By Renowned American Artist Richard Prince
PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Today, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Budweiser and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Live Nation announced the line-up of the 2013 "Budweiser Made In America" music festival. Following last year's groundbreaking inaugural concert, the two-day festival features some of today's most diverse live performers. The blockbuster line-up was unveiled today via an exclusive Spotify playlist, http://spoti.fi/10SBoYP. Complete ticket purchasing and presale information is listed below.
As he did in 2012, JAY Z has curated an explosive roster of talent, which includes headliners Nine Inch Nails, Beyonce as well as A$ap Rocky, Nero and Haim along with more than 30 others who represent excellence, artistry and the American spirit. Performers will appear across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia's Fairmont Park on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1.
"Last year Pearl Jam, Miike Snow, Gary Clarke Jr., Odd Future, Skrillex and Janelle Monae killed," commented JAY Z. "This year, we have Nine Inch Nails, Beyonce, Empire of the Sun, Kendrick Lamar and deadmau5. This festival is all about experiencing great music and performances as a family. I can't wait to get back to Benjamin Franklin Parkway, see some stage diving, walk through the crowds, drink a little and rock out again."
Musical acts confirmed to perform are:
"Budweiser has a decades-long history of celebrating great American music," said Paul Chibe, Vice President of U.S Marketing at Anheuser-Busch. "A music festival is one of the most powerful ways to bring people together, so we're thrilled that once again the incomparable JAY Z and United Way have joined us to ensure that Budweiser Made in America brings a world-class line-up of music to Philadelphia this Labor Day Weekend."
This concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Lancaster County, PA. A primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. As a result of this concert, the money invested into these communities will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in these regions.
As a result of last year's Budweiser Made in America festival, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is investing more than $350,000 into education and talent development initiatives to enhance cradle-to-career education that ensures all students graduate high school college- or career-ready and equips individuals with the job skills and training they need to secure work that provides a family-sustaining income.
The festival also enabled United Way of Lancaster County to invest an additional $100,000 in programs and services that support learning success across the education continuum.
"The debut of the Budweiser Made In America festival last year was a huge event for music fans from all over the Northeast," said Mark Campana Co President of North American Concerts, Live Nation. "The two-day festival will once again feature an incredible and diverse roster with Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, deadmau5 and so much more. The beautiful location of the Ben Franklin Parkway combined the wonderful spirit of Philadelphia creates a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience that no music fan can miss."
"Once again, I am thrilled to announce that the Budweiser Made in America Festival has chosen Philadelphia as its home," said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. "Last year's event, hosted on the historic and dynamic cultural corridor of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, was a huge success, significantly impacting our local economy. The City of Philadelphia is excited to welcome back JAY Z and Made in America."
Described as "veritable music lover's paradise over Labor Day weekend," the 2012 "Budweiser Made In America" music festival featured 28 performers including JAY Z, Pearl Jam, D'Angelo, Afrojack, Jill Scott, Run DMC, Odd Future, Skrillex and Passion Pit. In its debut, the festival received rave reviews, with press such as the Philadelphia Inquirer noting, "There was no arguing with Made in America's ability to put on a diverse set of musical acts...the fest...worked as a uniquely urban, impressively varied draw for a multiracial millennial generation crowd."
Spotify is the official digital music sponsor for the Budweiser Made in America Festival and will be presenting exclusive content and producing exclusive on-site activations.
The Budweiser Made In America Festival art features a work from the acclaimed American artist, Richard Prince. The piece used is called "Untitled (The Velvets)." It was created in 2007 and is collage and acrylic on canvas.
"Budweiser Made in America" also will be available for consumers around the country to watch via live streaming. Details will be announced at a later date.
TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION
Two-day festival passes are available for $150.00 with tickets going on sale to the general public on April 17th at Ticketmaster.com. The festival will offer a special early bird presale price of $99.50 for all tickets purchased through any presale offer listed below. Presale tickets are limited and available while supplies last.
American Express and Budweiser Facebook presales begin Wednesday, April 10th.
Budweiser Made In America Facebook presale begins Monday, April 15th.
About SHAWN "JAY Z" CARTER
JAY Z served as President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings, where he fostered the careers of international stars Rihanna, Ne-Yo and Kanye West before entering into a partnership with Live Nation, forming the entertainment company, Roc Nation. In 2009, his release Blueprint 3 became his 11th # 1 album debut securing the record for most #1 albums by any solo artist. In 2011, Watch The Throne, his collaborative effort with Kanye West marked his 12th #1 album debut. 2012 saw JAY Z curate MADE IN AMERICA, a 2-day festival held in Philadelphia and headline the opening of the Brooklyn NETS new Barclay's Arena with 8 sold out shows. JAY Z continues his philanthropic work through his Water For Life initiative and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.
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