Essence has announced the lineup for its 2018 festival taking place this summer at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Erykah Badu will be among 40 acts set to perform at the festival which takes place July 6 through July 8.
An Essence Superlounge will offer DJ sets by a wide range of DJs, from Idris Elba to MC Lyte, however, this year’s Essence Fest has a special focus: women.
“In 2018, women are at the forefront of a seismic shift reverberating across the cultural landscape, and this movement comes to life for our community at the Essence Festival,” Essence Communications President Michelle Ebanks said. “Some of the most iconic female artists and powerhouse performers of this generation—Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Fantasia and others—embrace ESSENCE and the Festival as a sacred space to entertain, inspire, revel in culture and be renewed.”
Weekend ticket packages are on sale now with prices starting at $150.
For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news about the Essence Festival visit EssenceFestival.com.