Jay Z’s Made In America festival, which has taken place in Philadelphia for the last two years, is now also heading West. MTV report that Jay will announce an LA edition with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles today at 12:30 p.m. ET. It is expected that the exact location will also be announced, with the festival to be held in LA’s Grand Park.
The festival was founded in 2012 by Jay and business partner Steve Stoute, and is held on Labor Day weekend. Previous years have seen performances by the likes of Jay, Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, Skrillex, Drake, and HAIM.
This all follows last night’s news that Jay Z and Beyonce could go on tour together this year.
UPDATE: Jay Z’s “Made In America Festival” will take place in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles this year. Buy tickets for both here. Read Jay’s comments at today’s press conference below.
I’m puttin’ together a music festival that blurs those lines of genre,” Jay Z says. “All walks of life and all people can come and it’s in the city. It’s not in some far off place that you can’t get to. No disrespect to any other festivals. No shots. But in the middle of the city, look how beautiful this park is. It’s accessible to everyone. It’s inclusion. It’s not exclusive. It’s not something that’s far away…We started two years ago in Philadelphia and had huge success and I’m sure we’ll have even more success in Los Angeles. – Jay Z