The Roots Release Poster for Historic 5th Annual Picnic; Rakim Added to Jam-Packed Bill

Today (May 14), The Roots officially announced the full lineup for their 5th Annual Roots Picnic.
In addition to the previously announced array of artists, The Roots unveiled a poster detailing all of the acts that will be included on the bill for the Picnic.
The poster features a Native American theme, with a totem pole featuring each of The Roots members etched in the totem. Black Thought and ?uestlove grace the top of the totem, holding a microphone and drumsticks respectively, while the totem is also adorned with Philadelphia’s historic Liberty Bell, as well as musical notes and speakers.
In addition to The Roots, Kid Cudi, De La Soul, Rakim, James Murphy DJ Set (DFA/LCD Soundsystem), Wale, Major Lazer, Dice Raw, Diplo, St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Danny Brown, Shabbazz Palaces, Flosstradamus, Mr. Muthaf***in’ eXquire, DJ Afrojak, and more are scheduled to perform.
The Roots will back both De La Soul and Rakim’s newly announced sets for the show. During Rakim’s set he will perform “Paid in Full,” among other legendary songs from his catalogue.
This year’s Roots Picnic takes place the weekend of June 2-3 at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA.
Tickets for The Roots Picnic can be purchased as a 2-day pass ($80) or for each individual day ($50). All tickets are on sale now at