Made In America Festival 2018 headliners include Nicki Minaj and Post Malone
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Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival continues to keep Philadelphia firmly established on the North American music festival map heading into the summer. The annual two-day event returns to Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sept. 1-2 this year, and will feature headlining performances from Nicki Minaj and Post Malone.

The festival’s rap and electronic-heavy lineup poster was shared by promoters RocNation/LiveNation early Monday afternoon and includes artists like hometown artist Meek Mill, Zedd, Diplo, Miguel, Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara, Fat Joe and 6lack in the larger font section. The poster’s mid-level section include names like Belly, Ty Dolla $ign, Sabrina Claudio, EDM duo Louis The Child, Cashmere Cat, Jai Wolf and Bloodpop. Emerging electronic artist Elohim, JPEGMAFIA and Injury Reserve make up some of the names found in the equally impressive smaller fonts down towards the bottom.

Overall, the festival continues to push EDM and hip-hop, two genres that make up the primary sound of mainstream pop music in America today. After all, this is Made In America we're talking about. Made In America initially launched back in 2012, and even had a brief bi-coastal stint in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles starting in 2014. The event returned to only taking place in Philadelphia the following summer and has stayed there ever since.  

Minaj’s upcoming headlining performance at the event will take place following the arrival of her recently announced summer studio album, Queen. The popular rap artist was also recently announced to be one of the highlight performers at this year’s BET Awards on June 24 in Los Angeles along with 2018 Made In America artist Janelle Monáe.

Fans hoping to attend this year’s Labor Day Weekend music event can purchase early VIP and TIDAL pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. EST. Fans can also visit the event’s official website for more general information.