When you're an artist as prolific as Jay-Z, you're often faced with the task of having to outdo yourself. Last year Hov set the bar pretty high when he curated, headlined and shockingly brought out G.O.O.D. Music at the Budweiser Made in America in Philadelphia. Topping that is no easy task, but luckily for Jay, he knows a few folks.
On Wednesday (April 10), after an interactive announcement on the music-streaming site Spotify, Budweiser revealed that Beyoncé will headline the first day of the two-day festival on August 31 and Nine Inch Nails will hold things down September 1.
"One of the things on our mind was how do you top it? How do you go into year two and make sure that you're continuing to live up to the ideals of Budweiser Made in America," Paul Chibe, vice president of U.S. marketing at Anheuser-Busch, told MTV News. "Jay really did an amazing job curating the lineup."
Aside from pulling strings with the Mrs., Hov helped to gather a robust and diverse lineup that will play throughout the weekend. 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Wiz Khalifa, Public Enemy and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will hold it down for the hip-hop set.
Queens of the Stone Age, Haim, Empire of the Sun, Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon and Phoenix will give the festival its rock edge, while Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Wolfgang Gartner will keep fans dancing. Miguel and Solange will also add some love to the event.
The public will be able to purchase one- and two-day passes beginning April 17, while American Express customers can get a jump on the presale starting Wednesday and Facebook users can beat the rush on Monday.
For the full 2013 Budweiser Made in America lineup, check BudweiserMadeinAmerica.com.