The Roots Picnic Is Coming to NYC With D’Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, John Mayer, David Byrne, Nile Rodgers & More

The Roots Picnic will be landing at Bryant Park on October 1 & 2 to host its first-ever New York City installment.

The Roots Picnic is making its way to the Big Apple this fall for its first ever installment in New York City.

The festival—which has been taking place in Philadelphia for nine years and just hosted another successful blowout last weekend—will be landing at NYC’s Bryant Park on October 1 & 2.

The 2-day Roots Picnic NYC will include performances from The RootsD’Angelo, John Mayer, Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne, Nile Rodgers, Swizz Beatz, Jeremih, Kevin Gates, Styles P, Freddie Gibbs, Royce da 5’9, Everyday People, EPMD and many, many more.

Watch a video above of Black Thought and Questlove impressively freestyling their way through the Roots Picnic NYC’s line-up above.

See the full line-up and all additional info in the flyer below and over at the Roots Picnic website.

Trust us, you won’t want to miss this one.

The Roots Picnic NYC flyer. Thumbnail image by Ashleigh-Reddy.

News Brief
Image supplied by the 2021 Mtv Africa Music Awards Kampala

Here is the Performance Lineup for the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala

The 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards has announced their exciting performance lineup featuring Nasty C, Wizkid, Diamond Platnumz and more.

The 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) has released the highly-anticipated performance lineup ahead of the virtual award show's premiere in Uganda. South African rapper Nasty C will reportedly return to the stage after his last performance in 2016. This year's lineup is sure to keep music fans glued to their screens and dancing along. Nigerian megastar Wizkid, Sheebah Karungi, Diamond Platnumz, Khaligraph Jones, Suspect 95, Soraia Ramos, Calema are all slated to perform.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


South African Apartheid Film 'Lakutshon' Ilanga' Set for French Premiere

South African Apartheid film 'Lakutshon' Ilanga' has been selected to show at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France.