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UPDATE: H.O.V.A. says 70% of 28 other acts confirmed.
NEW YORK TIMES: On Monday, it is expected to be announced that Jay-Z will be the curator of and headlining performer at the first Budweiser Made in America music festival, a two-day event that will bring as many as 28 musical acts to Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. MORE
BILLBOARD: Philly’s Ben Franklin Parkway in Fairmount Park has been named as the venue for “Budweiser Made In America,” which will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2. Nearly 30 acts will perform at the festival, spanning rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance genres. The full roster will be announced separately on May 21. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 23 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Budweiser Facebook fans will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 22 via www.facebook.com/Budweiser. The event is also expected to be viewable by live-stream, with details forthcoming. MORE