OKP News: 5th Annual Roots Picnic Announced!

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Roots_Picnic_2012_updated_poster_(Rakim)

UPDATE: New artists have been added to the line-up for The 5th annual Roots Picnic--including OKP favs Quadron and rap legend Rakim, performing the all-time classic LP Paid In Full--in full! See updated poster art above for complete deets on the two-day musical onslaught.

Ring. Ding. Dong! Wake the town and tell the people, The Roots have announced the line-up for the 5th annual Roots Picnic. In this corner: The Roots, Kid Cudi, De La Soul (backed by The Roots!), Wale, Major Lazer, Diplo, St. Vincent, The Tune-Yards, Danny Brown, Shabazz Palaces, Moosh & Twist, Flosstradamus, Stretch Armstrong, The Hood Internet, Star Slinger, Mr. MFN Exquire, Kids These Days, Chill Moody, DJ Diamond Kuts and hold up--we're gonna need some more stages.

It's all going off on June 2nd and 3rd at the festival pier at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA. If the names printed above are not incentive enough, you may recall some of the mind-bendingly good performances that happened last year. We do.

Now, here's the important bit: Tickets will be available in an exclusive pre-sale offer tomorrow, Thursday March 15th, from 10 am-10pm. To take advantage, go to Ticketmaster via the links below and use the password "picnic" to get tickets for Saturday, Sunday or a specially-priced 2-day pass. (And for Philly residents: tickets are service-charge free at the TLA box office on South St.)

>>>Buy Special 2-day Pass (via Ticketmaster)

>>>Buy Tickets For Saturday (via Ticketmaster)

>>>Buy Tickets For Sunday (via Ticketmaster)

(...see you there).