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Pharrell brings back SOMETHING IN THE WATER, with something special for fans in Virginia

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 12:37:17-04

WASHINGTON — Pharrell Williams is bringing back his SOMETHING IN THE WATER FESTIVAL.

The music festival will be held on Juneteenth weekend (June 17 – 19) in Washington D.C.

Three-day passes go on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 30th at 10 a.m.

"Fans who purchased SOMETHING IN THE WATER passes for previous years will have an exclusive presale for the 2022 festival on Wednesday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until Thursday, April 28 at 10 p.m. ET at SOMETHINGINTHEWATER.COM," a statement from the concert promoters read. "In addition, Virginia residents will have special access to a “Virginia Locals Only” presale taking place on Friday, April 29 beginning at 10:00am ET through 5:00pm ET. Residents can purchase festival passes in-person at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach box office, (restricted to VA zip codes). Fees are waived for the in-person purchase."

Featured artists include:

  • 6LACK
  • Adekunle Gold
  • Ashanti & Ja Rule
  • Ashe
  • Baby Tate
  • Baird
  • BIA
  • Blxst
  • Calvin Harris
  • Chloe x Halle
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Davido
  • Denzel Curry
  • DJ Domo
  • Dominic Fike
  • Dreamer Isioma
  • Duckwrth
  • Emotional Oranges
  • ericdoa
  • Gracie Abrams
  • Hope Tala
  • Jean Dawson
  • Jeremy Zucker
  • JID
  • Jon Batiste
  • Lakeyah
  • Lil Baby
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Lucky Daye
  • María Isabel
  • Mariah the Scientist
  • Moneybagg Yo
  • Montell Fish
  • Ogi
  • Omar Apollo
  • Ozuna
  • Paris Texas
  • Pharrell & Phriends
  • Pusha T
  • Q
  • Quinn XCII
  • Rae Sremmurd
  • Raveena
  • Rei Ami
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Run The Jewels
  • Saba
  • Sabrina Claudio
  • Skepta
  • Skiifall
  • Skillibeng
  • slowthai
  • Snoh Aalegra
  • Syd
  • Teyana Taylor
  • Thundercat
  • T.I.
  • Tierra Whack
  • Tobe Nwigwe
  • Tokischa
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Usher

More artists will be announced soon.


“SOMETHING IN THE WATER is a Black solution (LOVE) for a systemic issue, and this year we are taking our celebration to a higher platform - the nation’s Capital during Juneteenth Weekend," Pharrell said in a statement. "We want to show the world that there is SOMETHING IN THE WATER across the whole DMV and I want to continue to bring awareness to the greatness within these communities and invite large corporations to show up for the people. DC has always been a deep inspiration to me as a person and a musician. It is the land where Go- Go Music was birthed which has provided so much for our people. Our sponsors continue to go the extra mile to show that SOMETHING IN THE WATER is so much more than a festival. The goodwill we generate is a defining trait of who we are. We will always have the hottest artists, but to pair that energy with these brands showing up for the community is what makes this festival a vehicle for change."

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