Festival season is officially upon us as summer draws near and the D.C.-based music festival Broccoli City has cast its name among those that have unveiled their lineup. Ahead of this year’s festival, the event organizers behind the annual music festival revealed its official roster via Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 22), and it's lit AF.
Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby and Roddy Ricch have been tapped to headline the festival when it makes its return to the city at the newly renovated Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium on May 7. Alongside them, there will be performances from D.C.’s very own R&B songstress Ari Lennox, Afrobeat sensation Burna Boy, Cali rap star Doja Cat, R&B crooner Lucky Daye, Maryland rapper IDK, and Soulection among others.
“As a black-owned, millennial-led festival, we take great pride in our ability to create safe and authentic spaces for the black community to gather and celebrate the beauty of our culture,” said Brandon McEachern and Marcus Allen, founders of Broccoli City Festival, according to a statement obtained by Billboard. “At a time like this, it's imperative for us to protect these spaces and encourage one another to make their voices heard, which is why our return to Washington, D.C. is so important.”
On the festival’s official website, McEachern and Allen further iterated that they “wanted to represent ‘[their] culture’ the right way as the largest festival in the country for urban millennials!!! Moving into the new decade, we are dedicated to improving the overall consumer experience. Our production team has taken all of your constructive feedback to ensure Broccoli City Festival 2020 is the best one yet!”
According to the festival’s website, there will be carnival rides, cash bars, VIP lounges, selfie art activations, and “a cannabis experience” among other curated festivities for attendees to partake in.
Tickets for the 2020 Broccoli City Festival will be available to the general public on Friday (Jan. 24) with general admission starting at $79. However, interested fans can cop tickets for as low as $69.50 through an exclusive presale that started today, which has been outlined on the festival’s Instagram page. Furthermore, 50 cents from each ticket will be donated to Broccoli City Foundation and partner organizations around the Washington metropolitan area.
You can read more about the festival here. Check out their flyer below.
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