Pearl Jam, the Seattle grunge survivors fronted by Eddie Vedder, will headline the "Made in America" festival in Philadelphia on Sept. 1 and 2 along with Jay-Z.
Other notable acts added to the lineup recently include Skrillex, the electronic producer and DJ who won three Grammy Awards this year and has become the face of dubstep, the throbbing, bass-heavy dance music; Maybach Music, the alliance of hip-hop heavyweight Rick Ross, Washington rapper Wale, and Philadelphia's Meek Mill; the formerly reclusive, now resurgent soul man D'Angelo; Dutch DJ Afrojack; the acclaimed Brooklyn indie-rock band Dirty Projectors; genre-smashing avant-pop acts Janelle Monae and Santigold; controversial hip-hop collective Odd Future, and indie-electro band Passion Pit.
Last week, Jay-Z and Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the two-day festival would be happening on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day, but did not say who would be performing at the Budweiser-sponsored fest, other than Jay-Z himself. Jay-Z will headline one of the two nights on the biggest of the ticketed event's three stages.
The Los Angeles punk-rock legends X, British electro-soul man Calvin Harris, production duo the Knocks, and British singer-songwriter Rita Ora are also on the bill, along with rocktronic trio Savoy (performing a DJ set), Swedish pop band Miike Snow, and Bronx-born Latino pop star Prince Royce, according to concert promoters Live Nation.
In an interview last week Jay-Z said that "Made in America" would be wide-ranging and "very diverse" musically.