Chance the Rapper, Diana Ross to headline Essence Festival
Chance the Rapper just added another stop to his tour of the festival circuit this summer: The Chicago MC will be headlining the Essence Festival along with Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige.
Chance is also scheduled to hit Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch!, Firefly, Eaux Claires, Lollapalooza, Boston Calling, and other fests in the upcoming months. His most recent album was 2016’s Coloring Book, featuring singles “No Problem” and “Summer Friends.”
Ross’ last album was 2015’s self-explanatory Diana Ross Sings Songs From The Wiz, while Blige’s next record, Strength of a Woman, arrives April 28. She’ll headline the festival’s second night, which features an all-female lineup — including Jill Scott, Chaka Khan, and Monica — as a nod to her new album.
John Legend, India.Arie, Master P, Mystikaal, Solange, and more will also perform at the festival. It runs from June 30 to July 2 in New Orleans; see the full lineup below and get tickets here.