Beyonce And Nine Inch Nails Headline 'Budweiser Made In America' Music
Festival In Philadelphia Labor Day Weekend
Blockbuster Line-Up Unveiled Via Exclusive Spotify Playlist
Performers Include Queens Of The Stone Age, deadmau5, Phoenix, Calvin Harris,
Empire Of The Sun, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis, Miguel, Public Enemy and Solange
Two-Day Concert, Benefitting United Way
Budweiser Made In America Festival Art Features Work By Renowned American
Artist Richard Prince
PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter,
Budweiser and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and
Live Nation announced the line-up of the 2013 "Budweiser Made In America"
music festival. Following last year's groundbreaking inaugural concert, the
two-day festival features some of today's most diverse live performers. The
blockbuster line-up was unveiled today via an exclusive Spotify playlist,
http://spoti.fi/10SBoYP. Complete ticket purchasing and presale information is
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130410/NY92841 )
As he did in 2012, JAY Z has curated an explosive roster of talent, which
includes headliners Nine Inch Nails, Beyonce as well as A$ap Rocky, Nero and
Haim along with more than 30 others who represent excellence, artistry and the
American spirit. Performers will appear across three stages on the Benjamin
Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia's Fairmont Park on Saturday, August 31 ^ and
Sunday, September 1.
"Last year Pearl Jam, Miike Snow, Gary Clarke Jr., Odd Future, Skrillex and
Janelle Monae killed," commented JAY Z. "This year, we have Nine Inch Nails,
Beyonce, Empire of the Sun, Kendrick Lamar and deadmau5. This festival is all
about experiencing great music and performances as a family. I can't wait to
get back to Benjamin Franklin Parkway, see some stage diving, walk through the
crowds, drink a little and rock out again."
Musical acts confirmed to perform are:
Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, deadmau5, Phoenix, Calvin
Harris, Empire Of The Sun, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar,
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miguel, Public Enemy, Solange, 2 Chainz, The Gaslight
Anthem, A$ap Rocky, Walk The Moon, Nero, Feed Me, Porter Robinson, Wolfgang
Gartner, Fitz & The Tantrums, Emile Sande, Haim, Schoolboy Q, AB Soul, GTA,
Robert Delong, Redlight, Mord Fustang, Alunageorge, Jay Rock, Jesse Rose and
"Budweiser has a decades-long history of celebrating great American music,"
said Paul Chibe, Vice President of U.S Marketing at Anheuser-Busch. "A music
festival is one of the most powerful ways to bring people together, so we're
thrilled that once again the incomparable JAY Z and United Way have joined us
to ensure that Budweiser Made in America brings a world-class line-up of music
to Philadelphia this Labor Day Weekend."
This concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New
Jersey and Lancaster County, PA. A primary goal of this music festival is to
have a positive impact on the communities involved. As a result of this
concert, the money invested into these communities will positively impact the
education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in
As a result of last year's Budweiser Made in America festival, United Way of
Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is investing more than $350,000
into education and talent development initiatives to enhance cradle-to-career
education that ensures all students graduate high school college- or
career-ready and equips individuals with the job skills and training they need
to secure work that provides a family-sustaining income.
The festival also enabled United Way of Lancaster County to invest an
additional $100,000 in programs and services that support learning success
across the education continuum.
"The debut of the Budweiser Made In America festival last year was a huge
event for music fans from all over the Northeast," said Mark Campana Co
President of North American Concerts,Live Nation. "The two-day festival
will once again feature an incredible and diverse roster with Beyonce, Nine
Inch Nails, deadmau5 and so much more.The beautiful location of the Ben
Franklin Parkway combined the wonderful spirit of Philadelphia creates a
once-in-a-lifetime festival experience that no music fan can miss."
"Once again, I am thrilled to announce that the Budweiser Made in America
Festival has chosen Philadelphia as its home," said Mayor Michael A. Nutter.
"Last year's event, hosted on the historic and dynamic cultural corridor of
the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, was a huge success, significantly impacting our
local economy. The City of Philadelphia is excited to welcome back JAY Z and
Made in America."
Described as "veritable music lover's paradise over Labor Day weekend," the
2012 "Budweiser Made In America" music festival featured 28 performers
including JAY Z, Pearl Jam, D'Angelo, Afrojack, Jill Scott, Run DMC, Odd
Future, Skrillex and Passion Pit. In its debut, the festival received rave
reviews, with press such as the Philadelphia Inquirer noting, "There was no
arguing with Made in America's ability to put on a diverse set of musical
acts...the fest...worked as a uniquely urban, impressively varied draw for a
multiracial millennial generation crowd."
Spotify is the official digital music sponsor for the Budweiser Made in
America Festival and will be presenting exclusive content and producing
exclusive on-site activations.
The Budweiser Made In America Festival art features a work from the acclaimed
American artist, Richard Prince. The piece used is called "Untitled (The
Velvets)." It was created in 2007 and is collage and acrylic on canvas.
"Budweiser Made in America" also will be available for consumers around the
country to watch via live streaming. Details will be announced at a later
TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION
Two-day festival passes are available for $150.00 with tickets going on sale
to the general public on April 17th at Ticketmaster.com. The festival will
offer a special early bird presale price of $99.50 for all tickets purchased
through any presale offer listed below. Presale tickets are limited and
available while supplies last.
American Express and Budweiser Facebook presales begin Wednesday, April 10th.
oUse any American Express® Card to purchase tickets before the general
public Wednesday, April 10th at 12 PM ET through Sunday, April 14th at 10
oFans can visit Budweiser's Facebook page for early access to tickets from
Wednesday, April 10th at 1 PM ET through Thursday, April 11th at 1am ET
Budweiser Made In America Facebook presale begins Monday, April 15^th.
oBeginning today, fans can RSVP to the Made in America Facebook presale by
clicking here or visiting http://bit.ly/MIAFest_RSVP for access to presale
tickets beginning Monday, April 15th at 10am EST through Tuesday, April
16th at 10 PM ET.
About SHAWN "JAY Z" CARTER
Since 1996, 17-time Grammy award winner, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter has dominated an
evolution in pop culture. Between multiple businesses and accolades spanning
the recording industry to global investment leaders such as Warren Buffet, JAY
Z personifies the "American Dream." The Founder and Chairman of Rocawear is a
co-owner of the NJ Nets, has a major interest in Translation Advertising and
is involved in a partnership with the Iconix Brand Group.
JAY Z served as President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings, where he fostered the
careers of international stars Rihanna, Ne-Yo and Kanye West before entering
into a partnership with Live Nation, forming the entertainment company, Roc
Nation. In 2009, his release Blueprint 3 became his 11th # 1 album debut
securing the record for most #1 albums by any solo artist. In 2011, Watch The
Throne, his collaborative effort with Kanye West marked his 12th #1 album
debut. 2012 saw JAY Z curate MADE IN AMERICA, a 2-day festival held in
Philadelphia and headline the opening of the Brooklyn NETS new Barclay's Arena
with 8 sold out shows. JAY Z continues his philanthropic work through his
Water For Life initiative and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.
Budweiser, an American-style lager, was introduced in 1876 when company
founder Adolphus Busch set out to create the United States' first truly
national beer brand – brewed to be universally popular and transcend regional
tastes. Each batch of Budweiser follows the family recipe used by five
generations of Busch family brewmasters. Budweiser is a medium-bodied,
flavorful, crisp and pure beer with blended layers of premium American and
European hop aromas, brewed for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment.
Budweiser is made at 12 state-of-the-art U.S. breweries using time-honored
methods including "kraeusening" for natural carbonation and Beechwood aging,
which results in unparalleled balance and character.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live
entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:
Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network.
Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's
top five ecommerce sites, with a database of over 119 million fans who visit
our sites.Live Nation Concertsproduces over 22,000 shows annually for more
than 2,300 artists globally.Artist Nation is the world's top artist
management company, representing over 200 artists.These businesses power Live
Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions,
enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 250 million consumers Live
Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For
additional information, visitwww.livenation.com/investors.
About United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, serving
communities in Pennsylvania's Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia
counties, and New Jersey's Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and
Cumberland counties , is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally
governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in
communities and in people's lives. United Way engages the community to
identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops
strategies and pulls together financial and human resources to address them,
and measures the results. United Way is advancing the common good in Greater
Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey by positively impacting the lives of
people throughout the region in the areas of education, income, and health.
SOURCE Budweiser Made In America
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