The 11th Roots Picnic headlining the 20th Anniversary celebration of The Root’s classic album, `Things Fall Apart’ is scheduled to hold on June 1 in Philadelphia.
The Roots Picnic is an annual music festival created and hosted by American Hip Hop Group cum Grammy Award winners hip `The Roots.’
The festival which is a sell out every year would be held at The Mann at Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. Co-founder, Shawn Gee, and manager of The Roots serves as executive producer of the festival.
Nigerian singer, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido is to perform at the event. Other artists to perform include 38 year-old New York born broadcaster, former rapper and song writer, Joseph Anthony Budden II a.k.a. Joe Budden Podcast and 26 year-old London born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph a.k.a. 21 savage.
Also to perform are 24 year-old Atlanta born rapper Dominique Jones a.k.a. Lil Baby, 21 year-old California born R&B singer Gabriella Wilson a.k.a H.E.R., The Roots and many more.
However, genres during the festival include R&B, Hip Hop, Hard Rock, Blues, and contemporary. Others are Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Indie, Bluegrass, country and many others. The festival which held on June 7, 2008 is a one-day event but was expanded for two days in 2012.
Tickets would go on sale from Friday March 15 at noon. However, everyone over two years of age is expected to get a pass and no chair would be allow, only blanket.
This announcement was made on Tuesday, March 12th by the organizers of the event with Davido also sharing it on his Instagram page.
Things Fall Apart (also referred to as When Things Fall Apart) is the fourth studio album by the American hip hop band, The Roots and it was released on February 23, 1999.
The album gave the band its first mainstream success becoming their first record to sell over 500,000 copies. Both critically and commercially acclaimed, ‘Things Fall Apart’ won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 2000 while also nominated for the Best Rap Album.