The Roots Picnic enlists D’Angelo, John Mayer, Wu-Tang Clan for NYC edition

June 6, 2016 - Picnic Time

For years The Roots have curated The Roots Picnic, an annual song festival in their hometown Philadelphia. This year’s festival only wrapped this weekend (including a warn coming from Will Smith), though for a initial time there will also be a second book of a festival in New York this October.

To applaud a expansion, The Roots – who perform each night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – have lined adult a torpedo report for performers, many with approach connectors to a band. The initial night, for instance, will underline a headlining jam event between D’Angelo and John Mayer. Other guest embody a whole Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne, and Nile Rodgers, as good as comedic performers like Jerrod Carmichael and Neal Brennan. 

“We’re Philadelphians; we honour ourselves on being a Philadelphia code left universal,” The Roots’ rapper Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter told Billboard. “And we’re kind of titular New Yorkers since of a Tonight Show gig, so we suspicion it was a deferential approach to compensate loyalty to a second homes.”

In further to song comedy, a festival (set to take place Oct. 1-2 in Bryant Park this fall) will also embody a curated choice of chefs and pop-up food stalls. “This is gonna be most some-more than only some song and some costly water,” The Roots designer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson told Billboard. 

Tickets for a cruise go on sale this Friday, Jun 10, during 9 a.m. on Ticketmaster. Check out a full lineup below.

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