Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival Going Bicoastal
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.16.2014
Fest will be held in Los Angeles and Philadelphia…
Billboard reports that the upcoming Budweiser-sponsored festival, Made in America, will now be a bicoastal music festival taking place in Los Angeles and Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend.
Founder and curator of the festival, Jay-Z, made the announcement today (April 16) at Los Angeles' City Hall alongside the city's mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser vice president Brian Perkins, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson and President and CEO United Way of Greater Los Angeles Elise Buik.
Official lineups for the festivals will be released in early May. Performances for both festivals will also be reportedly livestreamed by Budweiser.
Speaking on the announcement, Jay-Z stated: "I want to thank Budweiser for putting together a show that's in the city, not some far-off place you can't get to. No disrespect to any other festivals, no shots. Look how beautiful this park is, it's accessible to everyone, it's inclusion it's not exclusion. We started two years ago in Philadelphia and had huge success, and I'm sure we'll have even more success here in Los Angeles. We're very proud to be here in America."
The Made in America festival began in 2012 and grosses over $5 million in ticket sales with over 40,000 attendees.