Janet Jackson, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe & More will Perform at Essence Festival 2020


Essence Magazine has been holding its festival for decades, and it’s a moment of Black girl magic, our history, our culture, impact, and more. The 2020 music lineup has just been announced, and it’s beautiful.

Hosted by Loni Love, and with music by D-Nice, this year’s lineup is already sparking love and attention.  Bruno Mars will headline the weekend, it’s his first time headling the event, alongside entertainment icon, Janet Jackson. Jackson performed as a headliner in 2018. Not only did she kill it, but she performed right after the passing if her father.

Legend and icon Patti LaBelle will also take the MainStage with other performers like Ari Lennox, Janelle Monae,  Ari LennoxJanelle Monáe, Raphael SaadiqSummer Walker and Swizz Beatz, plus an all-star Reggae x Afrobeats curation led by Estelle and featuring Afro B, ChronixxElephant ManKraniumMax Glazer,Maxi Priest and Shenseea

If you’ve been to Essence Festival, then you know to expect the unexpected. You never know who will bring out who, and when. Other performers on the side Superlounges include Tamia, Jax Ross, Gold Link, Jidenna, Doug E. Fresh, and more.

Check out full list of performers announced so far HERE. For more information and to get your weekend ticket packages today, visit the official 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture website HERE.

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