Beyonce to Headline Essence Festival 2013

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Beyoncé has added another performance to her anticipated Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

The singer will headline one night of the 19th annual Essence Festival. The three-day festival will take place on July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 Essence Festival line-up. She is truly the ultimate Essence woman,” Michelle Ebanks, Essence Communications President, said. “If you missed her tour de force in New Orleans, please join us this Fourth of July weekend so that you can experience it live for yourself at the Essence Festival. The Essence Festival features the best in music, culture, arts and entertainment -- all of which Beyoncé captures through her extraordinary gifts.”

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The Grammy Award winning singer wowed millions of viewers on Feb. 3 with an epic 12-minute Super Bowl halftime show in which she brought out Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Other 2013 Essence Festival acts include Maxwell, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, Brandy, LL Cool J and more.