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After all the publicizing Beyoncé has accomplished over the past few months, from Pepsi commercials to halftime shows, one would think her next step would have to be either putting out an album or going on tour, or both. It looks like the “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” singer, however, will be starting slow and potentially working her way into more activities. Today, Budweiser’s second Made in America Festival announced its lineup and unsurprisingly, it will be headlined by the pop singer, along with the more surprising choice of Nine Inch Nails, a group which also recently got back into the swing of things.
The Made in America Festival takes place in Philadelphia, PA and is scheduled for Labor Day weekend in 2013, which will fall between August 31 and September 1. Beyoncé popping up to perform should actually be no real surprise, as the singer is married to and has a family with rapper Jay-Z, who actually curates the festival. Unlike last year, the rapper will not be performing this time around, however. Early ticket sales have already gone into effect for American Express card members. However, public sales will go into effect on April 17, so save your monies, now, if you are planning to attend.
If you think Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails is an eclectic headlining duo, you should check out the rest of the lineup, which includes Queens of the Stone Age, Public Enemy, and 2Chainz, Phoenix, A$AP Rocky, the Gaslight Anthem, Solange, and the guys on everyone’s spring playlist, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, among others. Over 80,000 people attended last year’s event, and with such big headliners, there’s no reason to believe this year’s festival will be any different.
As a fun side note, Billboard is reporting that a documentary “inspired by the festival” will also be put together this summer for release before this year’s event. Ron Howard is directing, and, of course, Jay-Z has a hand in the documentary, as well. The rapper and business mogul will be executive producing alongside Brian Grazer.