After selling out shows across the country for her “Mrs. Carter Show” tour, Beyoncé, 31, has just been confirmed as the headliner for the 19th annual Essence Festival taking place July 4-7 in New Orleans.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 ESSENCE Festival lineup. She is truly the ultimate ESSENCE woman,” said Essence Communications president, Michelle Ebanks. “If you missed her tour de force in New Orleans, please join us this Fourth of July weekend so that you can experience it live for yourself at the ESSENCE Festival. The ESSENCE Festival features the best in music, culture, arts and entertainment — all of which Beyoncé captures through her extraordinary gifts.”
Also performing at this year’s bash will be Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, LL Cool J and Brandy. Additional acts will be announced in the forthcoming months.
Beyonce’s Essence performance will mark the second time she’s shined at New Orleans’ Superdome arena this year, the first was of course during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII.
Essence Festival tickets are available here.