The Roots Announce 2023 Roots Picnic Lineup: Lauryn Hill, Diddy & Dave Chappelle To Headline

By Cooper Albers | February 21, 2023

0221laurynhillgetty.jpgNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 01: Lauryn Hill performs during the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture at the Louisiana Superdome on July 01, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

The Roots Picnic, one of Philadelphia’s premier annual outdoor festivals, is returning bigger and better than ever.

The Roots announced the festival will make its long-awaited return to Philadelphia’s Mann Center from June 3-4. Presented alongside Live Nation Urban, it boasts a star-studded lineup. The Picnic will be headlined by Diddy with the Roots, Lil Uzi Vert and Ms. Lauryn Hill, commemorating 25 years of her genre-bending masterpiece The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Among the many other anticipated performances include Ari Lennox, Busta Rhymes, Eve, Roy Ayers and the Isley Brothers. The festival will also host a Podcast Stage with live recordings from Charlamagne Tha God, Off the Record with DJ Akademiks and Lip Service with Angela Yee.

This year, The Roots Picnic will expand by including a third day and a second location. The festivities will kick off with a comedy show and concert, headlined by Dave Chappelle and The Roots, held at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on June 2nd.

Since its conception in 2008, The Roots Picnic has grown exponentially in popularity, consistently attracting high-level talent. Over the years, the festival has seen performances from Pharrell, De La Soul and Mary J. Blige and has become a Philadelphia tradition that celebrates music, comedy and Black culture.

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Tickets for the two-day festival and Dave Chappelle’s show are on sale now and available via the festival website. Check out the full lineup for the festival below:

Main Stage

Diddy w/ The Roots 

Ms. Lauryn Hill 

Lil Uzi Vert 

Dave Chappelle w/ The Roots

Soulquarians Set featuring Roy Ayers & The Isley Bros

Black Thought Live Mixtape featuring Busta Rhymes & Eve 

Ari Lennox

Lucky Daye

City Girls

Maverick City



DJ Drama

Uncle Waffles

Saucy Santana


Kindred The Family Soul


State Property Reunion (Freeway, Beanie Siegel, Young Gunz, Peedi Crakk, Oschino & Sparks) 

Little Brother

Yussef Dayes Experience

Adam Blackstone w/ Coco Jones & Mary Mary

Baller Alert Presents Go Go: Backyard Band vs Rare Essence



Mike Phillips



Akin Inaj & Inutech

Podcast Stage

Charlamagne Tha God

Off The Record with DJ Akademiks

Don’t Call Me White Girl

Lip Service with Angela Yee

Questlove Supreme

People’s Party with Talib Kweli

Pour Minds

Trap Nerds

The Office XIV

Photography by: Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images