Jay-Z to curate and headline his own music festival this summer

Rapper will headline the 'Made In America' festival in Philadelphia

Jay-Z will curate and headline his own music festival later this year.

The festival, which is named the ‘Budweiser Made In America’ music festival, which take place in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on September 1 and 2. Jay-Z and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter are expected to officially announce the festival at a press conference later today (May 14), reports the New York Times

Jay-Z is the only act confirmed to appear at the event so far, but the festival’s organisers have promised that the bill will feature “rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance” acts. The festival is being staged by live music super promoters Live Nation.

Kanye West and Jay-Z start their ‘Watch The Throne’ UK tour on Friday (May 18), playing the first of five nights at London’s O2 Arena.

As well as the London shows, which run from May 18 to May 22, the run also includes two shows at Manchester’s Evening News Arena on June 11 and 12, two shows at Birmingham’s LG Arena on June 13 and 22 and finally a date at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on June 21.

Kanye West/Jay-Z will play:

London O2 Arena (May 18, 19, 20, 21, 22)
Manchester Evening News Arena (June 11, 12)
Birmingham’s LG Arena (13, 22)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (21)

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