Are you ready for Beyonce, Philadelphia?
Jay-Z’s much-hyped “Made In America” festival scheduled for September 1 and 2 is estimated to draw over 100,000 fans. But now, with Beyonce strongly expected to perform, that number could quantum.
“Beyonce will hit the stage in a surprise performance at her hubby’s festival next weekend,” an insider told Huffington Post.
“The performance is top secret but it will be filmed for Jay’s documentary about the event. It’s going to be epic.”
No word on whether Beyonce will sing a duet with Jay-Z or perform solo. The last time the “Crazy in Love” singer was on stage with the Roc Nation mogul (Jay-Z’s record company is parented by Live Nation Entertainment) was at the 2010 Coachella Festival where the pair brought the house down with a rendition of “Forever Young.”
Sponsored by Budweiser, the Made In America festival will stretch over two days. Artists performing include Drake, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Passion Pit, Odd Future, Jill Scott, Run-DMC, Afro-Jack, and, of course, Jay-Z.
Filmmakers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will film the event which will likely be released commercially further down the line. Grazer recently told Page Six that:
“The festival showcases 20 pre-eminent artists that speak to the new generation. I am producing the film with Steve Stoute and Jay. He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan.”
After giving birth to the couple’s first child, Blue Ivy Carter, the Grammy award winning singer performed a run of concerts in Atlantic City. On August 18, Beyonce released the video for the latest cut off her 4 album — “I Was Here” — filmed at the New York headquarters of the UN General Assembly (video below) in honor of World Humanitarian Day.
Famously the first woman to headline on the main stage at Glastonbury in 20 years (Suzanne Vega was actually the first female headliner back in 1989), it seems Beyonce has developed a serious taste for festivals. Singer, actress, fashion line businesswoman, dancer, producer, wife, and mother — Is there anything “Queen Bey” can’t do?