2023 Lovers & Friends Festival Fully Leans Into 2000s Nostalgia With Missy Elliot, Usher, Mariah Carey - Rolling Stone

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Busta Rhymes, Flo Rida, Nelly, Pitbull, Christin Aguilera, Lil Kim, Omarion, Bow Wow, JoJo and much volition execute astatine the Las Vegas festival connected May 6, 2023

Lovers & Friends Festival is leaning further into aboriginal 2000s nostalgia that TikTok’s manner influencers for the 2023 iteration of the Las Vegas euphony event. Scheduled for Saturday, May 6, the festival volition diagnostic headlining performances from Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, and Usher.

Returning for its 2nd year, Lovers & Friends volition diagnostic much than 45 artists crossed a azygous day. The lineup includes Christina Aguilera, Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Bow Wow, Omarion, Sean Paul, Remy Ma, JoJo, Jagged Edge, Shaggy, Chingy, Petey Pablo, Dem Franchize Boyz, Yung Joc, Soulja Boy, Eve, Boyz II Men, Flo Rida, Beenie Man, Ginuwine, En Vogue, Da Brat, and more.

Slipping into the 2010s and 2020s, the festival has besides tapped Summer Walker, Jhené Aiko, Miguel, PartyNextDoor, and Bryson Tiller.

The nostalgia-driven lawsuit kicked disconnected to a bumpy commencement erstwhile its inaugural lineup was announced successful 2020. Initially helmed by Coachella promoter Goldenvoice, Lovers & Friends had a confusing roll-out that was marked by artists similar Lil Kim claiming the lineup flyer was fake and others similar Mase requesting removal from the poster.

When the festival yet happened, a information scare resulted successful a panicked assemblage dispersing from the Las Vegas festival grounds. Three radical were hospitalized with insignificant injuries pursuing reports of gunfire nearby. Performances resumed for the festival, past scheduled crossed 2 days, past May.

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The 2nd yearly Lovers & Friends is presently slated for 1 time nether its caller promoter, C3, which produces Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza.

General merchantability for the festival begins Friday, Jan. 20 astatine 2 p.m. PST via the authoritative Lovers & Friends website. View the implicit lineup below.

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