Before the still-active pandemic put a damper on everyone’s lives, the 2020 festival season looked to be one of the biggest in years. One such entry in the midst was the Lovers & Friends Festival, a massive event that was set to take place in Carson, CA and feature many of our favorite artists young and old. In fact, the initial line-up was so massive that many began to speculate whether or not they were looking at signs of a Fyre Festival doppelgänger. In response, Snoop Dogg took to social media to announce his position as one of the organizers, specifically addressing concerns and settling matters in regards to comments from Lil Kim — the NYC legend later backed Snoop up with an Instagram post of her own. Regardless, the entire production was subsequently shut down indefinitely as the country was forced to remain inside.
Today (July 29), Lovers & Friends comes roaring back with a big announcement — it will now take place at Las Vegas’ Festival Grounds next May. In addition, it’s also confirmed that Ms. Lauryn Hill, Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon, TLC, Ciara, and Nelly will be the event headliners, with the likes of Ashanti, Brandy, Monica, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Akon, Ja Rule, Timbaland, T-Pain, Lil Kim, Fabolous, and loads more artists providing support.
The Lovers & Friends reveal comes after other festivals announced their eventual return, including Made In America, Global Citizen Live, Once Upon a Time in L.A., Day N Vegas, and more. This past weekend, Rolling Loud brought everyone’s favorite hip hop artists to Miami, officially signaling a return to relative normalcy in regards to outside affairs.
Check out the flyer below and head over to the festival’s official website, where you can sign up for pre-sale tickets before they go live next Monday (August 2).