Posted in music | tour dates on March 3, 2010

The Roots Picnic 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
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As Pitchfork reported, The Roots Picnic will be happening again this year at Philadelphia's Festival Pier on Penn's Landing, on Saturday, June 5th. ?uestlove announced part of the lineup via a Twitvideo (which you can see below), and it includes of Mayer Hawthorne, Clipse, the Very Best, Neka, Tune-Yards (a recent Questlove favorite), Das Racist, Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew, Pattern Is Movement, headliner Vampire Weekend and The Roots (with two side-projects, Black Thought's Money Making Jam Boys and ?uestlove with DJ Jazzy Jeff). He also says that the fest will be reuniting a certain black hat/gold chain (and it could be assumed, Adidas)-wearing hip-hop crew.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 5th at 10am.

Mayer Hawthorne headlines Webster Hall Thursday night (3/4).

Picture sets from last year's Picnic are here. Pictures from a 2009 show at Brooklyn Bowl that featured more than a few of the members of this year's lineup are here. See ?uestlove's video for yourself (where he also announces that it's the Roots' one year anniversary on Fallon - congrats!) below...

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Comments (7)


Shoulda had Dam-Funk on that instead of Mayer Hawthorne. Epic fail.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2010 9:17 AM

Last year's line-up was EPIC...this BLOWS!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2010 9:21 AM

The line-up might not look like much on paper, but how it goes down is another story.

Posted by Bob | March 3, 2010 10:06 AM

Last year's lineup was sooooo much better...

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2010 10:12 AM

Run DMC tops any lineup that was last year. Period.

Posted by Travis | March 3, 2010 12:51 PM

in theory, but i have a feeling that's gonna be a lifeless, geriatric-like set.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2010 12:59 PM

That Venue BLOWS. Last year was pretty boring

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2010 11:57 AM

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