Rapper Jay-Z announced Monday that he will organize and headline a two-day music festival in Philadelphia Labor Day weekend.
The “Budweiser Made in America” festival will feature 28 acts “that embody the American spirit,” the hip hop mogul said during a press conference on the steps of the Philadephia Art Museum.
Joined by Philadephia Mayor Michael Nutter, he said that a portion of the proceeds from the weekend will benefit United Way Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Jay-Z did not give out the names of other acts, but said that 70 percent of them were confirmed, and include rap, rock, R&B, Latin and dance performers.
The festival will be held at Fairmount Park on Sept 1. and Sept. 2, and tickets go on sale May 23. According to a press release from Nutter’s office, they cost $99 plus service fees and will be available through Live Nation or Ticketmaster.
“Made in America” is the name of a track from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s album “Watch the Throne,” and on Friday Hov posted a cryptic video on his website.
The video featured the Philadelphia skyline, screaming fans, a microphone and the words “Made in America.” It left many wondering if it meant that a music video for the track was in the works.
Watch the video below: