2018 Roots Picnic: Questlove Announces Date, Lineup

Brandy, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lil Uzi Vert, Dirty Projectors – this might be the best lineup ever.

2018 roots picnic

Photo by: Mark Seliger/NBC

It’s that time of the year, folks: Here comes the annual hype for the Roots Picnic.

Roots frontman Questlove took to Instagram this morning to announce the date and location of the 2018 festival: June 2nd at Festival Pier. Tickets go on sale this Friday at

Dave Chappelle will host the picnic’s grand finale, the Roots Jam Session. Questlove said there will be “mad mad surprise guests! … Just gonna be one POW! after another POW POW after another #BoomBapPowSurprise for ya.”

The lineup includes:

  • Bri Steves 

  • Tierra Whack 

  • Sun Ra Arkestra 

  • Jojo Abot

  • Grits & Biscuits


  • GoldLink

  • DJ Kid Capri

  • DJ Drama aka Gangsta Grillz 

  • Rich the Kid and Jay Critch

  • Rapsody

  • The Roots’ Lead MC Black Thought and J.PERIOD live mixtape – featuring JADAKISS and Fabulous

  • Brandy

  • Dvsn

  • 6lack

  • 2 Chainz

  • The Diplomats

  • Dirty Projectors

  • Lil Uzi Vert

Here are Questlove’s posts, which include videos/social media accounts for each of the performers.