Last week, Jay-Z announced his annual TIDAL benefit concert would take place October 17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and rumors of a Jay and Bey reunion flew. The lineup has now officially been released, and new mom Beyoncé unfortunately will not be performing, but the rest of the all-star artists set to perform certainly do not disappoint.
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TIDAL founder and concert organizer Jay-Z will headline the concert that night, along with Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, and record-breaking up-and-comer Cardi B. The full lineup includes Fat Joe, Chris Brown, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Fifth Harmony, Joey Bada$$, Willow Smith, Belly, Iggy Azalea, Jessie Reyez, Mack Wilds, Machel Montano, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Mr. Eazi, Charly Black, Princess Nokia, Tee Grizzley, Rapsody, Kranium, Chloe x Halle, Cipha Sounds and Victory. The event will be hosted by New York radio host Angie Martinez, and special appearances will be made by Rosie Perez actor/activists Rosie Perez and Lin Manuel-Miranda.
According to TIDAL’s website, this year’s show aims to “raise awareness and funds for organizations that support relief and recovery for those affected by the unprecedented natural disasters.” It states that: “All ticket proceeds will be donated to these organizations including, Global Giving, All Hands Volunteers, Kids in Need Foundation, Direct Relief, One America Appeal, Greater Houston Community Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union, Miami Community Foundation, and more”.
The TIDAL X: Brooklyn concert will be sponsored by Bacardi, and the rum brand is joining in on the good deed by donating $1.3 million to the charities supported by the festival. A statement from Bacardi Chairman, Facundo L. Bacardi, announced: “This partnership with TIDAL: X touches on two areas that are very close to our heart – music and philanthropy. BACARDĺ is proud to play a part in raising awareness and funding for the regions affected by these terrible disasters, including Puerto Rico, Florida and the Caribbean region — all homes to our family and company”.
Ticket are on sale now at Ticketmaster.