In case you missed ?uestlove‘s broad-ass hints on twitter yesterday the dates and details for the 6th Annual Roots Picnic have been announced this morning in plain English. Let’s get right to the good stuff, AKA the line-up: The Roots! (duh) Naughty By Nature (!–performing with The Roots!), Solange KnowlesGary Clark, Jr., Grimes, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, DJ Premier, AraabMUZIK, Joey Bada$$, Gaslamp Killer, Trinidad James (I will give you a second to pick your jaw up before continuing) Hit-Boy, How To Dress Well, Robert Glasper, Sonnymoon, Jennah Bell & Lushlife.

(I will give you a second to say, Dammmnn before continuing).

As on previous years, the big day is the first Saturday in June AKA Saturday June, 1st, 2013 and as on previous years all of this madness will be squeezed onto Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia although unlike last year all of this madness will be squeezed into a single summer day. If that is hard to picture, don’t worry–we documented last year’s Picnic to provide you with a visual aid (>>>Watch 5th Annual Roots Picnic Recap video here).

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 25th at Noon (EST) and are available online at ticketmaster.com or get them service charge free at the TLA Box Office (334 South St, hours: Mon to Sat 12p -6p).

HOWEVER Okayplayer is offering you the chance to participate in an Exclusive Pre-Sale going down this Thursday, Jan. 24 from Noon to Midnight (EST). To buy tickets through this exclusive offer, you must use the password “afropick.”

See you this summer.



  • Tom

    I’m a little disappointed but I guess there was no way to top last year (with De La Soul, a Yasiin Bey appearance, Rakim, and kid cudi’s no show leading to an additional Roots set). Other than trinidad james I’m sure this will be fun.

  • Rachael

    Huge let down in comparison to the previous picnics as I made this my kick off to summer tradition since the beginning!! I was really looking forward to this year’s picnic especially after last year’s epic 2 day event!! Looks like my start to summer is now a bummer!! Very disappointed roots crew!!

  • Ama

    muthaeffin’ trinidad james?

  • YasPas

    Does anyone know what the presale link is? It was supposed to be available today at noon EST…

  • Jack

    Where is the link for the tickets??

  • hE

    more tickets to come or are they all sold out?