Lovers & Friends Announces Lineup With Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey & More

Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2022 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Gather your lovers and friends because Lovers & Friends is set to return to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds May 6 featuring some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B. An announcement notes that the lineup will treat fans to “impeccably curated and nostalgia-fueled performances.” The festival boasts Missy Elliot – marking her first billed performance since 2019 – along with Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Usher, 50 Cent, Nelly and Pitbull.

The lineup features more than 45 artists including Miguel, Jhene Aiko, Summer Walker, Bryson Tiller, PARTYNEXTDOOR and many more.

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The inaugural edition of Lovers & Friends was initially supposed to take place in May, 2020, with an event put on by Goldenvoice Presents. After the pandemic brought live shows to a halt, Lovers & Friends eventually was held on two days in May 2022 (with the same lineup each day), presented by Live Nation, Snoop Dogg and Bobby Dee.

The 2023 poster notes that the festival is put on by Usher, with press and editorial inquiries listed on the fest’s website as C3 Presents.

A ticket presale starts Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. PT, with GA, GA+, VIP and VIP Cabana options available at Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. PT. Layaway payment plans will be available, starting at $19.99 down.

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