Pharrell Taps Lil Baby, Pusha T, Usher for Something in the Water 2022

After feuding with native officers in his hometown of Virginia Seaside, Pharrell will take his One thing within the Water Competition to Washington D.C. this yr.

The fest premiered in 2019 however was postponed in 2020 and 2021 on account of Covid-19. It can return this summer season, happening on Independence Avenue in D.C. throughout Juneteenth weekend, June 17 by means of 19.

The musician made the choice to drag One thing within the Water from Virginia Seaside final yr, citing “poisonous vitality” in native authorities. Particularly, he criticized the narrative adjustments that surrounded the police killing of his 25-year-old cousin, Donovan Lynch, in addition to the town’s response to the 2019 mass capturing on the Virginia Seaside Municipal Middle, which left 12 useless. 

Together with shifting One thing within the Water to D.C., the pageant may even broaden to a few phases throughout three days. Practically 70 artists will carry out this yr, together with Tyler, the Creator, Lil Child, Pusha T, Lil Uzi Vert, Calvin Harris, Chloe x Halle, Usher, Omar Apollo, Davido, Teyana Taylor, Jon Batiste, Roddy Ricch, Thundercat, Run The Jewels, Dave Matthews Band, 6lack, Ashanti & Ja Rule, Denzel Curry, DJ Domo, Dominic Fike, EARTHGANG, JID, Moneybagg Yo, Rae Sremmurd, Skepta, Slowthai, Syd, T.I., and Tierra Whack. Pharrell may even take the stage for a particular set dubbed, “Pharrell and Phriends,” which can function some unannounced particular company. 

Common public sale for 3 day passes to the pageant begins on Saturday, April 30  at 10 a.m native time by way of the official One thing within the Water web site

“One thing within the Water is a Black answer (LOVE) for a systemic concern, and this yr we’re taking our celebration to a better platform — the nation’s Capital throughout Juneteenth Weekend,” Pharrell mentioned in an announcement. “We need to present the world that there’s One thing within the Water throughout the entire DMV and I need to proceed to convey consciousness to the greatness inside these communities and invite massive companies to point out up for the individuals.”

Pharrell continued: “DC has at all times been a deep inspiration to me as an individual and a musician.  It’s the land the place Go- Go Music was birthed which has supplied a lot for our individuals.  Our sponsors proceed to go the additional mile to point out that One thing within the Water is a lot greater than a pageant.  The goodwill we generate is a defining trait of who we’re.  We are going to at all times have the most well liked artists, however to pair that vitality with these manufacturers displaying up for the neighborhood is what makes this pageant a automobile for change.”

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