Pharrell announces star-studded ‘Something in the Water’ festival with Missy Elliott, Migos and Travis Scott

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Travis Scott, Diplo, and Janelle Monae are among the performers for Pharrell Williamsthree-day music festival dubbed Something in the Water that’s going down in his hometown of Virginia Beach.

Williams announced on social media that the star-studded lineup also includes: Missy Elliott, Migos, Maggie Rogers, Rosalía, Pusha-T, Dave Matthews Band, Jaden Smith, Lil Uzi Vert, Deepak Chopra, SZA, Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals, Jhené Aiko, Mac DeMarco, and many more.

As reported by Billboard, a press release describes the festival’s mission as a way to “unite the community and celebrate the diversity and magic of Virginia Beach” while the weekend celebrates “the opportunity and the chance to empower everyone from the youth to the small business owners.”

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Williams also explained in a statement his motivation for bringing a music festival to his hometown: “Allen Iverson. Missy Elliott. Dave Matthews Band. Ella Fitzgerald. Virginia has been home to some of the most gifted artists, athletes, and scientists to ever live. And it makes sense — the people of Virginia are one-of-a-kind: uniquely gritty, bold, and brilliant.”

He continued, “For the first time, we are harnessing that energy, bringing the great minds of our time and the biggest brands in the world to this great place, and letting the inspiration flow and well-deserved opportunities unfold. Virginia needs this right now and the world will see what we Virginians have known all along: there really is Something in the Water.”

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Something in the Water music festival in Virginia Beach kicks off on April 26 through April 28. Live performances will reportedly take place that Friday from 4-11 p.m. and Saturday from noon-11 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8, with the early bird three-day General Admission priced at $150, while VIP is going for $450.

Get more details about passes and the full festival lineup at the website.