Pharrell has announced a new festival in his hometown of Virginia Beach with an absolutely stacked lineup. The legendary producer and fashion icon extraordinaire took to Twitter to announce his ‘Something in the Water’ Festival, taking place April 26-28. The music event boasts hometown heroes like Missy Elliott and Pusha-T, along with Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Virgil Alboh, SZA, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, and many more. Check out the video teaser below.
In addition to a plethora of musicians, alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra is also on the lineup, as is street artist Kaws.Tickets for the festival will be available beginning Friday, March 8 at 12pm local time at SOMETHINGINTHEWATER.COM.
“Allen Iverson. Missy Elliott. Dave Matthews Band. Ella Fitzgerald. Virginia has been home to some of the most gifted artists, athletes, and scientists to ever live. And it makes sense – the people of Virginia are one-of-a-kind: uniquely gritty, bold, and brilliant,” said Pharrell Williams in the event’s press release. “For the first time, we are harnessing that energy, bringing the great minds of our time and the biggest brands in the world to this great place, and letting the inspiration flow and well deserved opportunities unfold. Virginia needs this right now and the world will see what we Virginians have known all along: there really is Something in the Water.”
According to the press release, the three day festival will take place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, the city’s Vibe Arts District, a stretch of Atlantic Avenue and the beach. There will also be a special film screening and discussion presented by Ava Duvernay’s ARRAY. Stay tuned for more info, and check out the full lineup below.
Lil Uzi Vert
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Pharrell & Friends
Pop Up Church Service
Dave Matthews Band