WASHINGTON, D.C. — Broccoli City and Live Nation Urban announced the official lineup for Broccoli City Weekend 2019 taking place April 25-27, 2019.
The three-day multi-format event will include musical performances, immersive activations, curated food programming, live art installations, educational workshops, a fitness festival and more.
This year’s conference will be held at the National Union Building, 918 F St NW, Washington, DC and The Loft at 600F Street. BC All Night and
The annual Broccoli music festival will move to the FedExField parking lot in Landover, MD 20785. The festival’s goal is to lift urban communities through education about health and sustainability.
Over 35,000 fans of hip hop and healthy eating are expected to meet with food and marketplace vendors, practice yoga, sample meatless hot dogs and enjoy great music.
The 2019 lineup features a show stopping roster including: Childish Gambino, Lil’ Wayne, Ella Mai, 6lack, Lil Baby, Teyana Taylor, WizKid, Gunna, City Girls, YBN Cordae, Ade, and New Impressionz. New this year, the festival will open with BC All Night: The Preview at FedExField in Landover, MD on Friday, April 26th at 7:00 PM hosted by Wild N Out’s B.Simone and I Am Zoie featuring a special Broccoli City edition of the user-generated concert experience, TRAP Karaoke and live performances from Trippie Redd, Tobe Nwigwe, Bri Steves, and OG Chase B.
Along with the list of world-class artists and emerging favorites, the 3rd annual conference, held April 25-26th, boasts a catalog of diverse programming including panels, hands on workshops, interactive discussions and one-on-one interviews with Amber Grimes (SVP, Global Creative, Capitol Music Group), Angel Anderson (Owner, The Spice Suite), Bozoma Saint John (CMO, Endeavor), Chinedu Enekwe (President, Afiniti VC), “Coach K” (COO, Quality Control Music), Ethiopia Habtermariam (President, Motown & EVP of Capitol Music Group), Jeanine Liburd (CMO, BET), Monique Idlett (Managing Partner, Reign Ventures), Nadia Rawlinson (CHRO, Live Nation Entertainment) Pierre “Pee” Thomas (CEO, Quality Control Music), Rob Hill Sr. (Author), Ronne Brown (CEO, Girl CEO), Shawn Gee, (President, Live Nation Urban), Shelly Bell (CEO, Black Girl Ventures), Dr.Wes Bellamy (City Councilman, Charlottesville) and many more. View the full list of confirmed speakers at BCFestival.com.
“Broccoli City has positioned itself as one of the most anticipated events of the year. We knew when we joined forces that topping previous lineups would undoubtedly become a bigger challenge each year. The overwhelming response we received to the duet by Daniel Caesar and H.E.R., Cardi B.’s high-energy performance, and Migos’ culture-infused finale, inspired us to raise the bar even higher this year.” said Heather Lowery, VP of Talent and Touring for Live Nation Urban “We’re excited to deliver another unforgettable festival and conference lineup this year, while staying true to the core of what Broccoli City does best which is, produce unforgettably unique, authentic and accessible live experiences that move millennials to take action in their community.”
Last year’s celebration brought together a sold out crowd of more than 35,000 fans to experience a celebration of music, art, culture, food and volunteerism in all forms including performances from Migos, Cardi B, Miguel, Nipsey Hussle, Daniel Cesar, H.E.R, Rich the Kid, Lightshow, HoodCelebrityy and Grits & Biscuits. The growth in attendance and popularity of Broccoli City Weekend prompted organizers to move the conference, BC All Night and the festival to bigger venues.
“It’s been such an honor to call D.C. home over the years. Without the city’s support, it would have been difficult to sustain the kind of growth we’ve experienced year after year. Although the festival’s address is changing, our commitment to the community that has played an integral part in helping Broccoli City become what it is today remains unchanged. We’re excited to be in a position to extend our reach and still remain deeply rooted in the community through our year-round Power of One program, Broccoli Bar which we recently opened in Shaw, the 5k + Fitness Festival in Anacostia, and the annual Broccoli City Conference in Northwest” said Marcus Allen, co-founder of Broccoli City Festival “The change of venue will allow us to evolve as an organization, create a more enjoyable experience for attendees, remain accessible to consumers and still feature some of D.C.’s top food and marketplace vendors.”
Single-day General Admission tickets start at $89. VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP bathrooms start at $199 for a single day pass and $495 for a full weekend pass. New this year, festival-goers will also be able to plan their trip in advance by purchasing parking passes for $40 at checkout. For full pricing breakdown including bottle service and suites visit: BCFestival.com. Tickets go on-sale to the public Friday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. EST.
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