Beyonce to Headline 2013 Essence Music Festival

One top of headlining her own world tour, The Mrs. Carter Show, Beyoncé is now set to headline yet another – the 2013 Essence Music Festival.

The R&B star will return to the Superdome this summer in New Orleans, L.A., to headline one of the three nights of concerts taking place from July 4th to the 7th. She will be joining an amazing lineup of entertainers for the annual festival that includes the likes of: Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, LL Cool J and Brandy, and more, plus additional performers that will be announced soon.

This will be the third time Beyoncé has joined the Essence Music Festival – her last time in 2009 and a pervious appearance in 2005 as a member of Destiny’s Child.

Speaking on her return, Essence Communications Presidet, Michelle Ebanks said this:

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 ESSENCE Festival line-up. She is truly the ultimate ESSENCE woman. If you missed her tour de force in New Orleans, please join us this Fourth of July weekend so that you can experience it live for yourself at the ESSENCE Festival. The ESSENCE Festival features the best in music, culture, arts and entertainment—all of which Beyoncé captures through her extraordinary gifts.”

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