Kanye West to Headline Both Made in America Festivals; Iggy Azalea Added to L.A. Bill

1:17 PM PST 07/16/2014 by Andrew Hampp, Billboard
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Serving double duty in Philly and L.A.

After his Aug. 30 performance in Philly, rapper will head cross-country to L.A. the next day.

Looks like Kanye West will be headlining both coasts of Budweiser Made in America next month when it expands to Los Angeles' Grand Park as well as Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 30 and 31. Also newly announced to the L.A. lineup is Iggy Azalea, who will play the West Coast festival Saturday.

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Kanye had previously been confirmed as the Saturday-night headliner of the flagship fest in Philly, now entering its third year, alongside main stage acts like The National, Steve Aoki, J. Cole and Chromeo. After his performance, he'll head to L.A. the next day to headline alongside John Mayer as well as Juanes, Weezer and Rise Against. In addition to Kanye, rapper YG will be doing double-duty at both festivals. Several other performers also may end up at both festivals via surprise appearances or to-be-announced updates — the Philadelphia lineup, for example, currently has four "Coming Soon" holes on its official landing page.

Single-day tickets to both festivals will go on sale Friday, July 18, through livenation.com and the Live Nation mobile app. Single-day tickets to Philadelphia will be priced at $89.59, while tickets for Los Angeles will be $99.50.

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Attendance to the 2013 Made in America, the festival's second year, doubled from 40,000 to 80,000, a growth that foretold this year's expansion. At a press conference announcing the expansion in April, Jay Z said, "I want to thank Budweiser for putting together a show that's in the city, not some far-off place you can't get to," then quickly added, “No disrespect to any other festivals, no shots. Look how beautiful this park is, it's accessible to everyone, it's inclusion it's not exclusion. We started two years ago in Philadelphia and had huge success, and I'm sure we'll have even more success here in Los Angeles. We're very proud to be here in America."

 

This article originally appeared on Billboard.com. 

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