Organizers of the Broccoli City festival in Washington, DC, were forced to cancel their 2020 event, denying them the opportunity to follow up on their 2019 show, which included Childish Gambino and Lil Wayne. They’re set to return in 2021, as it was revealed today that this year’s event will take place on October 2 at the RFK Stadium Campus, which was recently refurbished.
Lil Baby, Snoh Aalegra, Moneybagg Yo, Lucky Daye, Rubi Rose, Justine Skye, Soulection, 3ohBlack, Moechella, DJ Domo, Malcolm Xavier, Everything Nice, AdoboDMV, and “special guests” are among the artists on the one-day festival’s lineup.
In a statement, Broccoli City Festival founders Brandon McEachern and Marcus Allen said, “2020 was tough on everyone. From the disproportionate number of Black lives lost as a result of COVID-19 to the tragic murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless others, it goes without saying that the Black community was hit the hardest. Coming off of such a pivotal year where everyone is trying to capitalize on Black culture, it’s more important now than ever before for us to protect these sacred spaces created by Black people to authentically celebrate black culture. We’re happy to be back and look forward to Broccoli City Festival 2021 being the most authentic celebration of black culture, arts, and music the industry has seen.”
Tickets are set to go on sale on June 25 at 10 a.m. ET, so learn more about this year’s event on the festival website.