Last month, it was announced a plethora of stars such as Mariah Carey, Maxwell, Ciara, Kendrick Lamar, Babyface, Tyrese, Charlie Wilson, Faith Evans, New Edition, as well as Jeremih, Leon Bridges, Dej Loaf, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Bellinger, Estelle, Faith Evans, and more would be heading to New Orleans during 4th of July weekend for the 2016 ESSENCE Festival.
Now it’s been confirmed that Puff Daddy and Common have been added to the extensive lineup. According to ESSENCE, Puff will bring out Jadakiss, 112, and more of the Bad Boy family, while Common will unleash his classic conscious rhymes.
Below are the nightly lineup schedules for the weekend on the mainstage at the Superdome and the Superlounges:
FRIDAY, JULY 1: Mainstage: Maxwell, New Edition, Babyface, Tyrese, Faith Evans, Avery Wilson. Superlounges: Digable Planets, Daley, Eric Bellinger, Lion Babe, the Internet, Tweet, Estelle, Mali Music, V. Bozeman, Kelly Price, Zakes Bantwini, Skye Wanda.
SATURDAY, JULY 2: Mainstage: Mariah Carey, Charlie Wilson, Common, Jeremih, Estelle. Superlounges: Doug E. Fresh, Tink, Jidenna, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, St. Beauty, Lalah Hathaway, Judith Hill, Wizkid, Lady Leshurr.
SUNDAY, JULY 3: Mainstage: Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy & the Family, Ciara, Andra Day. Superlounges: MC Lyte, Dej Loaf, Cyril Neville, Leon Bridges, Kehlani, New Breed Brass Band, Robert Glasper Experiment, BJ the Chicago Kid, the Brand New Heavies, Little Simz.
Get your tickets to the 2016 ESSENCE Festival HERE.