Pharrell Announces Something In the Water Festival Lineup: Missy Elliott, Anderson .Paak, Travis Scott & More

“I made a promise to God that if I was able to see the world, I would bring the best of what I saw back to Virginia Beach.”

Pharrell Williams just announced the lineup for the inaugural Something In the Water— a three-day music festival in his very own hometown.

The Virginia Beach event is slated to include performances by Missy Elliott, Janelle Monáe, Anderson .Paak and The free Nationals,  Kaytranada, Migos, SZA, Masego, Lil Uzi, Pusha T, DRAM, the Dave Matthews Band and more.

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The festival will feature several different events, including a concert on the beach and more performances at the Oceanfront stages and the Virginia Beach Convention Center. A press release shows the festival’s mission statement is to “unite the community and celebrate the diversity and magic of Virginia Beach.”

“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,” Williams said in a statement. “The people of Virginia are one-of-a-kind: uniquely gritty, bold, and brilliant… We are harnessing that energy, bringing the great minds of our time and the biggest brands in the world to this great place, and letting the inspiration flow and well deserved opportunities unfold. Virginia needs this right now and the world will see what we Virginians have known all along: there really is Something in the Water.”

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On the festival’s official Instagram account a quote from Pharrell on the seeming origins of the festival reads, “I made a promise to God that if I was able to see the world, I would bring the best of what I saw back to Virginia Beach.”

The festival, which takes place from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 is produced by Live Nation.

Festival tickets go on sale March 8. Check out the full lineup above.

Ivie Ani

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