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Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails helm Jay-Z-curated Made In America Festival

Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, Deadmau5 and Phoenix are among the acts slated for Philadelphia's second annual Made In America Festival, curated by Jay-Z and sponsored by Budweiser.

Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, Deadmau5 and Phoenix are among the acts slated for Philadelphia's second annual Made In America Festival, curated by Jay-Z and sponsored by Budweiser.

The two-day music extravaganza will take place Aug. 31 - Sept. 1 at Philadelphia, PA's Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Others on the bill include Queens of the Stone Age, Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Ryan, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, The Gaslight Anthem, Public Enemy and Solange.

Jay-Z, who performed at last year's inaugural festival, is not on the bill for 2013, though he's rumored to make an appearance, potentially with his Beyonce, his wife of five years.

The lineup was announced via a 35-song playlist on Spotify, beginning with Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" and finishing up with Beyonce's "End Of Time."

Presale tickets for American Express cardmembers are currently on sale, while fans of the Budweiser Made In America Facebook page will get presale access Tuesday (4/16). Public on-sales get underway April 17 at the festival website.

Last year's Made In America Festival saw nearly 80,000 attendees and grossed $5 million in ticket sales, according to Billboard Boxscore. For the second year running, the two-day event will benefit the United Ways of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, PA.

A documentary inspired by the 2012 event, directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer will debut ahead of the Aug. 31 kickoff, according to a press release.

 

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