Prince To Headline 20th Anniversary Of The Essence Festival

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Prince has been tapped to headline the 20th Anniversary of the Essence Festival in New Orleans, which kicks off during Independence Day weekend 2014. According to a recent article from Billboard, Prince's appearance will mark his second anniversary celebration with the festival. He performed for the festival's 10th anniversary in 2004. Alongside his confirmation for the upcoming festival, Essence also announced that they will partner with the musical icon for the Rebuild The Dream Innovation Fund - an initiative designed to encourage young people to explore careers in technology and media. The Essence Festival 2014 will rock the Superdome in New Orleans from July 3rd to the 6th. Get more details at