James Murphy, De La Soul, St. Vincent to Play Roots Picnic 2012
Kid Cudi, Major Lazer, Danny Brown, tUnE-yArDs also stopping by
The Roots have announced the lineup for their fifth annual Philly music throwdown, the Roots Picnic, Okayplayer reports. The Roots will once again headline and also play backing band for the mighty De La Soul at this year’s fest, set for June 2 and 3 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. The bill also boasts Kid Cudi, a DJ set by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, both Major Lazer and Diplo solo, Wale, St. Vincent, Danny Brown, tUnE-yArDs, Shabazz Palaces, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, and more.
Two-day passes go on sale to the general public tomorrow and are available through a Live Nation presale today, both via Ticketmaster. The price is $80 per pass plus $16.60 in fees.
Below is a video recap of last year’s Roots Picnic by BlowHipHopTV, featuring Nas, the Roots, Yelawolf, Wiz Khalifa, and Mac Miller. Also check out our 6 Best Moments of the Roots Picnic 2010, which features an audience member asking “Is she for real?” regarding a young tUnE-yArD.