The musical artists, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Megan Thee Stallion to headline 2023 this year’s Essence music festival. Check out the full announcement below.
The festival will take place from June 29th – July 3rd in New Orleans. ESSENCE Fest will also be a rap-centric event, with Hill performing her landmark 1998 solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Pre-save the tickets by clicking here.
The 2023 ESSENCE Fest will feature sets from Wizkid, Monica, Coco Jones, and Kizz Daniel for their Festival of Culture stage. There will also be a special performance curation by Doug E. Fresh while DJ Spinderella, DJ Kid Capri, and DJ Clark Kent will hit the turntables during the weekend’s festivities.
“For nearly three decades, the ESSENCE Festival of Culture has been an international and joyful gathering that empowers community throughout the global Black diaspora,” says newly-appointed Vice President of ESSENCE Festival of Culture, Hakeem Holmes.
“As the nation’s largest festival by per day attendance, it continues to be a crown jewel of Black culture and plays a pivotal role in the amplification and celebration of the contributions of the Black community through business, music, and more. As we gear up to celebrate the ’50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop’, we couldn’t think of a better way to honor the contributions that genre has made to global culture and the impressions that these artists and their deep musical catalogs, which we all know so well, have been ingrained into the fibers of our day to day lives. This year, we are excited to have everyone join us in celebrating 50 years of musical excellence, experiencing our diverse daytime and nighttime offerings, and in highlighting the importance of Black economic inclusion.”
Ms. Lauryn Hill and Megan Thee Stallion To Headline 2023 Essence Festival