After watching JAY-Z, J. Cole and Solange dominate Made in America last year in Philadelphia, a new crop of talent has been handpicked to take center stage for this year’s two-day festivities.
Scheduled for Sept. 1 and Sept. 2, Nicki Minaj and Post Malone have been billed as the weekend’s headliners. Alongside Minaj and Malone, Meek Mill, Diplo, Miguel, Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara and more will perform at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Aside from the established acts, budding stars such as Jessie Reyez, Juice WRLD, BlocBoy JB and Saweetie will also be gracing the stage as well.
For Minaj, the timing will be perfect, as she will be several weeks removed from releasing her highly anticipated album Queen. To keep the momentum intact, the 35-year-old MC released a string of singles, including “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz.” She’s also been busy on the features front, penning flavorful verses for the likes of Post Malone (“Ball”) and Playboi Carti (“Poke It Out”). Last month, Minaj made her debut at Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival, when she appeared as a surprise guest during Future’s set.
As for Meek Mill, this will serve as his first performance in his hometown of Philadelphia since his release from jail. Like Minaj, Meek performed at Rolling Loud as a surprise guest. This weekend, he’ll be headlining Hot 97’s Summer Jam, which will serve as a warmup before he tackles Made in America in September.
Take a look at the lineup below.
The 2018 @MIAFestival lineup is here!
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) June 4, 2018
— Chun-Li (@NICKIMINAJ) June 4, 2018