It looks like Budweiser’s Made In America Festival will be returning to Philadelphia for its second annual occurrence. The festival will take place on Labor Day weekend (August 31-September 1), and features Beyonce and…Nine Inch Nails as headliners?
Sure, Beyonce is curator Jay-Z’s wife (and one of the biggest pop stars ever), and Nine Inch Nails is a legendary rock band, but…headlining the same fest? Paul Chibe, the VP of marketing for Budweiser, explained the choice to have the event feature such an broad group of genres:
The point of having that diversity in our music lineup we’re trying to expose the people to different types of music…Much like last year, where if you never saw Pearl Jam but you’re a Jay-Z fan, we want fans of Beyonce or Calvin Harris or Wiz Khalifa to have the opportunity to see Nine Inch Nails or stuff they might have seen for awhile like Public Enemy. That eclectic mix creates an opportunity for us to really show the impact of music and culture.
According to the Spotify playlist from the Made In America site, the “eclectic mix” for 2013 will 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, Nero, 2 Chainz, Gaslight Anthem, A$AP Rocky, Walk The Moon, Solange, Feed Me, Porter Robinson, Wolfgang Gartner, Emeli Sande, Haim, Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul, GTA, Robert DeLong, Red Light, Rudimental, Aluna George, Jay Rock, Jessie Rose and TJR.
Along with the ear-opening weekend, a documentary directed by Ron Howard will release this summer that will tell the story of the festival.
Tickets go on sale to the public Wednesday, April 17.