Photos: Janet Jackson headlines Essence Fest 2018 with Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, & Erykah Badu

January 26, 2018 12:59 pm

Essence has announced this year’s headliners for Essence Festival 2018.

Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott will each have a headlining set. Snoop Dogg and others will feature as special guests along with with many others in a musical curation by The Roots, Xscape, Fantasia, and Miguel.

via NOLA:
The festival includes four days of music, culture, empowerment and entertainment. The nighttime concerts will feature more than 40 acts and will take place across five stages at the Louisiana Superdome.
For the first-time, the festival will also feature an ESSENCE Superlounge with “a unique DJ-curated experience–with offerings by actor/DJ Idris Elba, MC Lyte and more.” Also, for the first-time, the festival welcomes “an interactive music experience with The Read’s Kid Fury and Crissle hosting a Superlounge.” 
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 Festivalvisit

Essence Fest will take place July 5-9 in New Orleans.

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