Lizzo, SZA, Lil Yachty, Ice Spice to play Made In America 2023 - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Labor day weekend in Philadelphia means the Made In America festival, the annual hip-hop / EDM / pop festival curated by Jay-Z and Roc Nation. This year’s lineup is the most impressive its been in years, with superstars SZA and Lizzo headlining on September 2 and September 3. The former is riding high on the success of her sophomore album SOS and its infectious single “Kill Bill,” and also plays Philadelphia for a (rescheduled) sold-out concert at Wells Fargo Center on September 26; the latter delivered her fourth studio album Special last year, and it ranked number 19 on WXPN’s Best of 2022 MEGA LIST.

There’s a lot to love on the festival undercard as well, including crooner Miguel — who last played MIA in 2018 — beatmaking savant Metro Boomin — known as much for his DJ sets as his production with 21 Savage and The Weeknd, and more recently, his appearance in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-VerseIce Spice — the ascending New York City rapper whose lively charisma and star power is a force to be reckoned with — and Lil Yachty — whose psychedelia-tinged fifth album Let’s Start Here had many tastemakers re-evaluating what they thought they knew about this versatile rapper-turned-rock star.

The festival also includes appearances from MIA alums Tems, Coi Leray, a special collaborative appearance from Cam’ron and Mase, and more. Tickets are on sale now, more information can be found at the festival website.

Lizzo - About Damn Time
SZA - Kill Bill
Lil Yachty - Strike (Holster)
Ice Spice - Munch (Feelin’ U)
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