Justin Timberlake Clipse N.O.R.E Q Tip & SZA Joining Pharrell for 2022 Something in the Water Fest.
Justin Timberlake a reunited Clipse N.O.R.E Q-Tip and SZA are among the special guests joining Pharrell Williams for his upcoming Something in the Water festival. The event which is taking place in Washington D.C over Juneteenth weekend June 17-19 will also include sets from Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals bLAck pARty J Balvin 21 Savage and hometown acts Bad Brains: A Tribute by Black Dots TOB and YungManny.A release promises other surprise guests at the event that will be livestreamed by Amazon Music for fans at home beginning at 3 p.m. ET on June 17 through the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and Prime Video. The stream will feature two channels of content broadcasting a variety of acts throughout the day.
“Amazon Music always has the most innovative programming and I am thrilled they have come onboard to livestream Something in theWater said Williams in a statement. By livestreaming they are helping give access to so many people who can not travel to DC Juneteenth weekend. Three day passes for the event can be found here.According to the release throughout the weekend festivalgoers and non ticket holders will be able to attend free community activations programming panels and more including a pop up church featuring appearances by Jon Tamar Braxton Voices of Fire Howard Gospel Choir and others a series of community conversations the DC+ XQ community market DC high school graduation ceremonies and a number of Black Ambition events to support Black and Latinx entrepreneurs.
Williams pulled SITW from his hometown of Virginia Beach Va last year after launching it in 2019 citing what he called a toxic environment in the city. In April 2021 Williams called for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of his cousin Donovon Lynch 25 along the Virginia coast. Lynch was killed in the early morning hours of March 27 along the citys popular oceanfront strip of hotels and restaurants shortly after two other nearby shootings unleashed chaos. Police said Lynch a Black man had a handgun and that it was recovered from the scene. The inaugural SITW featured sets from A$AP Rocky Beck Chance the Rapper Foo Fighters and more the 2020 and 2021 events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.