Made In America Festival Lineup: Pearl Jam, Passion Pit, D'Angelo & Skrillex On Jay-Z's Call Sheet (AUDIO)

05/22/2012 09:21 am ET | Updated May 22, 2012
  • Kia Makarechi Senior Editor for Mobile and Innovations, The Huffington Post

Phase one of the Made in America festival's lineup has been announced, with legendary rock group Pearl Jam leading the pack at Jay-Z's Philadelphia extravaganza.

The other artists listed in a Facebook post on the festival's page reveal a diverse and textured lineup. Passion Pit and Miike Snow are sure to please indie dance rock fans while Santigold and Janelle Monae will add a youthful and soulful element to the show. There's already a strong dose of hip-hop and rap as well, with Jay-Z himself, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Odd Future and Wale slated to perform. Rita Ora, Jay-Z's signee of the moment, is also on the lineup.

Fans of '90s R&B will certainly be pleased that Hov called in D'Angelo, who will be fresh off July's Essence Music Festival, his first performance in the states in over a decade.

Of course, no modern festival would be complete without some dance music, but it's surprising to see Jay-Z snag dubstep king Skrillex. Afrojack and "We Found Love" maestro Calvin Harris will also perform, as will Brooklyn DJ-producer trio SAVOY.

As we wrote when Jay announced the festival, the rapper is no stranger to festivals. He famously overcame boos and a cranky Noel Gallagher to headline Glastonbury in 2008 with aplomb (Jay started the show by covering Oasis's "Wonderwall" after Gallagher said festival organizers should not have booked a rapper). In late June, Jay-Z will join Rihanna for the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, a pre-Olympics celebration in London. He has appeared at a slew of other festivals, including an appearance at Coachella, where Beyonce made a surprise appearance during his set.

The Made in America festival takes place on September 1 and 2. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday. No word yet on whether Beyonce will also be performing.

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