2018 ESSENCE Festival lineup was just announced and it’s lit! This year’s Festival will feature chart-topping names and inspiring experiences across four days of music, culture, empowerment, and entertainment. The concerts will feature more than 40 acts and will take place across five stages at the Louisiana Superdome
Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are set to headline with special guests Snoop Dogg, 112; Daniel Caesar; D-Nice; Doug E. Fresh’s Legends of Hip-Hop Show featuring Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee and more; DVSN; Fantasia; H.E.R.; Idris Elba; Kelela; Kelly Price’s For The Love of R&B featuring Dave Hollister and Vaughn Willis; Kevin Ross; MAJOR.; Mali Music; Marsha Ambrosius; MC Lyte; Miguel; Mykia Jovan; Ro James; Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing Experience featuring Wreckx-n-Effect, Blackstreet and Guy; The Read’s Kid Fury and Crissle; VICTORY, Xscape and many more to be announced soon. Mainstage host: Roy Wood, Jr.
For the first time, the Festival will also feature an ESSENCE Superlounge with a unique DJ-curated experience by actor/DJ Idris Elba, MC Lyte and more. Also, for the first time, the Festival welcomes an interactive music experience with The Read’s Kid Fury and Crissle hosting a Superlounge.
The event takes place Fourth of July weekend, July 5-8 in New Orleans.
Weekend ticket packages are on sale now. For information, visit EssenceFestival.com.