MIA fest LA 2014

We learned the lineup for the Philadelphia edition of Jay Z’s Made In America Festival — including headliners Kanye West and Kings Of Leon plus the National, Pharrell, Girl Talk, Spoon, Chromeo, J. Cole, Grimes, De La Soul, Danny Brown, YG, Holy Ghost!, and Young & Sick — earlier this afternoon. Now the first LA edition of Made In America, which will happen simultaneously with the Philly fest on 8/30-31, has announced its lineup too.

In terms of headliners, it’s pretty blah — Imagine Dragons and John Mayer? But there are some exciting names in there, including a humongous contingent of hip-hop hometown heroes: Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Cypress Hill, Nipsey Hussle, YG, and DJ Mustard plus Chicago-to-LA import Chance The Rapper. Besides the whole Black Hippy crew, the lineup features two more affiliates of LA’s dominant TDE Records in New Jersey’s SZA and Tennessee’s Isaiah Rashad, and there’s Hit-Boy, who hails from nearby Fontana. Aside from that very strong rap and R&B contingent, the best stuff on the bill is probably Weezer, Dr. Dog, and Metric, so take that for what it’s worth. Lots of big EDM names too, plus some wild cards like Juanes, Mute Math, and Rita Ora. Here’s the full lineup:

Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Juanes, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against, Weezer, Sublime w/ Rome, Metric, Capital Cities, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill, Gareth Emery, R3HAB, Schoolboy Q, Wolfgang Gartner, Borgore, DVBBS, 12th Planet, YG, Mute Math, Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Dog, Terraplane Sun, ZZ Ward, Classixx, Hit-Boy, DJ Mustard, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, SZA, Yellowclaw, Grits & Biscuits, Will Sparks, Cut Snake, Scavenger Hunt, A Tribe Called Red

Comments (6)
  1. So Philly gets Kanye, Spoon, and Grimes, and we get a bunch of acts who probably soundtrack ads for Bud Lite w/ Lime? If Jay wanted to throw shade at LA surely there were better ways than this.

  2. John Mayer & Imagine Dragons are great headliners because then we can all go home early and beat the traffic. Thx Jay <3

  3. What a disappointment. Shitty lineup, for a festival put on by a shitty beer, curated by someone whose output lately has been equally shitty. Philly get Yeezus, Spoon and the fucking National & LA get’s the shitty Imagine Dragons. Well FYF has nothing to worry about.

  4. Seeing John Mayer headlining makes it feel dirty.

  5. Your body is a Radioactive wonderland.

  6. looks like gareth emery, yg, r3hab, will sparks, and cut snake are going to be in both philly and la at the same time?

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