Philadelphia gets ready for Jay-Z

Philadelphia gets ready for Jay-Z

Philadelphia is currently a hive of activity as construction of stages and tents gets underway for Jay-Z’s ‘Made in America’ music festival.

Held over Labor Day Weekend, officials expect 100,000 fans to descend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway where the extravaganza will take place.

Marking the first time an event at the tree-lined inner-city boulevard requires paid admission, officials believe there will be no problem handling all the party-goers, as Philly is used to holding bigger bashes in the same location.

Co-headlining the two-day event with Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) are rock legends Pearl Jam, other performances will come by means of Skrillex, Drake, Run-DMC, Chris Cornell and Philly’s own Jill Scott.

For those of you who unfortunately won’t be able to make the celebrations, fear not, as filmmaker Ron Howard plans to direct a movie about the festivities.

“Thirty amazing acts are coming together to perform at one of Philadelphia’s most iconic sites,” said Geoff Gordon, the regional president for concert promoter Live Nation.

Eight-foot-high double-fencing will surround the site, patrolled by security and constructed by material which prevents non-paying on-lookers from catching a glimpse. This is a drastic change from previous concerts which have included performances from the likes of Sheryl Crow, The Roots and Bruce Springsteen, all for free.

Tickets for ‘Made in America’ cost $135 for a two-day pass and $75 for a one-day pass.
Concerts will run from 2 pm – 11 pm on September 1 – 2.
‘Made in America’ is sponsored by Budweiser. 

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