Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) to Deliver Farewell Performance at ONE Musicfest 2017: See the Full Lineup
Jill Scott, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Sean Paul and more are also set to perform at the one-day music and arts festival in Atlanta.
ONE Musicfest 2017 is headed for Atlanta with a star-studded lineup. Now in its eighth year, the music and arts festival will feature performances from Jill Scott, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, and a farewell show from Yasiin Bey (Mos Def).
In 2015, Scott released her soulful, fifth studio effort Woman -- home to the Grammy-nominated single "Can't Wait." Reggae star Marley will also be dropping his forthcoming album Stony Hill, due on July 21, which also marks his 39th birthday. As for Bey, this rare performance comes after last year's passport incident where the rapper/actor was not permitted to leave South Africa until last November. In January 2016, close friend and collaborator Kanye West shared a message from Bey, where he revealed he would be "retiring from the music recording industry."
Other acts for the one-day festival, landing at the Lakewood Amphitheatre on Sept. 9 will include Sean Paul, Jidenna, Kaytranada, Too $hort, Tank and the Bangas. The kickoff celebration will take place on Friday, Sept. 8, with sets from Thundercat, J.I.D., Ari Lennox and Noname at the Tabernacle Atlanta.
Jason “J” Carter, president and founder of Sol Fusion Media Group, which produces ONE Music Fest, says in a statement sent to Billboard, “Every year, ONE Musicfest grows and expands. We’ve built something that fans can really look forward to and we aim to create moments that inspire and invigorate attendees. Expect this year to be historic. We can’t wait to see you there."
See the full lineup below and cop your tickets here.