H.E.R.'s ‘Lights On Festival’ Is Coming to NYC

H.E.R.'s ‘Lights On Festival’ Is Coming to NYC

H.E.R.'s ‘Lights On Festival’ Is Coming to NYC

The second edition of the festival will now also take place in Brooklyn in addition to the Bay Area. 

The second edition of the festival will now also take place in Brooklyn in addition to the Bay Area. 

Text: Luana Harumi

This year’s edition of H.E.R.’s “Lights On Festival” will be extra special: the singer has revealed that, in addition to the previously announced event scheduled for September in Concord, California, the festival is now also landing in New York City a month later. The East Coast leg of the festival will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on October 21-22. 

The festival’s lineup was curated by H.E.R., who will be joined by friends Chloe Bailey, 6lack, Maxwell, Bryson Tiller, Ari Lennox, SWV, Queen Naija, Lucky Daye, Blxst, Victoria Monét, Skip Marley, Tone Stith, and Joyce Wrice. 

The R&B-dedicated Lights On Festival was first introduced in 2019. The Bay Area edition, which is set to take place on September 18-19 and is already sold out, will also feature a film screening tent, live art installations, R&B Museum, and Guitar Lounge, along with additional rides and attractions. 

Earlier this year, H.E.R. took home two Grammy Awards – Song of the Year for her protest anthem “I Can’t Breathe” and Best R&B Song for her participation in “Better Than I Imagined.” The artist also won the Best Original Song award at the Oscars for “Fight For You,” written for Judas and the Black Messiah

Tickets for Brooklyn’s Lights On Festival will go on sale on Friday, July 23 at 10 a.m. ET. via Ticketmaster. Learn more about the festival on LightsOnFest.com

Credits: Cover photo courtesy of Live Nation.

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