Pharrell’s Something In The Water Festival Returns With Post Malone, Foo Fighters, Clipse & More
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Pharrell Williams performs at the 2019 Essence Festival at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. on Sunday, July 7.
Pharrell Williams is bringing his Something In The Water music festival and cultural experience back to Virginia Beach, Va., next year, and he is bringing a lot of friends.
The eclectic lineup for the event – to be held April 24-26 – includes Post Malone, Foo Fighters, Clipse, Tyler, The Creator, Migos, Beck, Usher, A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Brittany Howard, Major Lazer, Nelly, Wale, Pharrell himself and many, many others.
Perhaps most significant of those is Clipse, the famed rap duo of No Malice and Pusha T that was recently reunited on the Kanye West track “Use This Gospel.” The group hails from Virginia Beach and Clipse recently signed to Paradigm for representation.
Tickets go on sale Dec. 14 at noon ET. A “locals only” presale was held earlier this year. The event is produced by Live Nation and Redrock Entertainment Services.
The music will be held on the beach April 24-26, but the whole purpose of the event is for Pharrell to bring “the best of what he has encountered around the world back to his hometown.” Williams will thus also be curating a lineup of programming April 20-23 to discuss food, technology, sustainability, health and wellness, media and much, much more.
The full lineup was first released to twelve Virginia Beach high school principals to make announcements at the school.
The inaugural Something In The Water festival was held April 26-28 this year, featuring Travis Scott, Migos, Missy Elliott, Pusha-T, SZA, Dave Matthews Band and Anderson .Paak. Upon the announcement of the event, Virginia Beach Mayor Robert “Bobby” Dyer said: “This is going to be a transformative event for our city … We are absolutely thrilled with the plans Pharrell and his team have for this year. There will be no doubt that what is ‘in the water’ around Virginia Beach is ‘something’ very special.”