Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart Among Headliners For Essence Fest 2022 Lineup

The Essence Festival roster has been announced! The Essence Festival of Culture returns in person in New Orleans after a two year hiatus. The Essence Festival 2022 lineup will include headliners Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, New Edition, and Kevin Hart.  Other main stage acts include The Isley Brothers, The Roots & Friends, D-Nice & Friends, Summer Walker, Jazmine Sullivan and more artists will be announced soon.

Essence Festival 2022 returns to New Orleans from June 30th – July 3rd.  The festival returns to their 4 day format, which they abandoned a few years ago.  The first night, June 30th will be headlined by comedian Kevin Hart.

Nicki Minaj headlines on night 2, Friday July 1st

Joining her are Beenie Man, KES, Machel Montana, & Mickey Guyton

Coca Cola Hot List SuperLounge Performers include:  Justine Skye, Dream Doll, Coco Jones, DJ Arie Spins and Raiche.

Mastercard Good Vibes SuperLounge Performers include:  Rubi Rose, Ambre & B.I.

Essence After Dark performances on Friday will be:  Mr. Vegas, DJ Scratch, Hood Celebrity, Kranium, Lore’l and Pheelz

Janet Jackson headlines on Saturday July 2nd.

Joining her are Patti LaBelle, Jazmine Sullivan, Summer Walker, D-Nice & Friends featuring Carl Thomas, Stephanie Mills & Lucky Daye

Coca Cola Hot List SuperLounge Performers include: Sevyn Streeter, DJ Arie Spins, Mereba & Vanity Rose

Mastercard Good Vibes SuperLounge Performers include:  Doug E. Fresh

Essence After Dark performances on Saturday are: SWV, Xscape, DJ Scratch, James Wright Chanel

 

And New Edition headline on Sunday July 3rd.

Joining them are: The Isley Brothers, The Roots & Friends, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon, City Girls, Tems, and a special appearance by Wizkid.

Coca Cola Hot List SuperLounge Performers include: DJ Arie Spins

Mastercard Good Vibes SuperLounge Performers include: ATOZZIO

Essence After Dark performances on Sunday are: Erica Banks, DJ Domo, Ha Sizzle, Omeretta, Mellowrackz, Saucy Santana

 

Essence After Dark performances take place at Republic Nola.

Check out the full announcements below:

 

More information and tickets can be found online HERE.


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