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Win Tix To The Roots Picnic [Giveaway + New Art + New Artists!]


The 5th Annual Roots Picnic is approaching more rapidly than a redneck trucker. The best summer-jam since Freaknik '89 is going down in the festival pier at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA on June 2 and 3. Don't believe us? Maybe this clip from last year's picnic will refresh your memory. Here's what you need to know:

LINEUP:

De La Soul, Wale, Kid Cudi, and Rakim are the headliners, along with The Roots, of course. Plus a gangload of other amazing performers (check the flyer for the full list), so yeah…it's gonna be all the way LIIIVE!!!

TICKETS:

Purchase your tickets soon (like, now?) via Ticketmaster.

>>>Buy 2-Day Pass

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CONTEST:

OR if you're feeling lucky and want to try your luck at WINNING tickets, by all means! We have two pairs to give away. To enter the contest, just follow @okayplayer and @okayafrica on Twitter and sign-up for the Okayplayer/Okayafrica newsletters using the form below. (If you already receive our newsletters, just resubmit through the form.)

 

 

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