Travis Scott, Maggie Rogers, Diplo and Janelle Monae are among other performers.
Pharrell Williams announced the star-studded lineup for the debut edition of his Virginia Beach festival, Something in the Water, on Sunday (March 3). The list includes: Travis Scott, Missy Elliott, Migos, Maggie Rogers, Diplo, Janelle Monae, Rosalía and more.
The first-time festival (Apr. 26-28) will feature several different events, including a concert on the beach and other performances at the Oceanfront stages and the Virginia Beach Convention Center. In a press release, the festival’s mission is explained as a way to “unite the community and celebrate the diversity and magic of Virginia Beach” while the weekend celebrates “the opportunity and the chance to empower everyone from the youth to the small business owners.”
In a statement, Williams also explained his motivation for bringing the festival to his hometown: “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.”