Some details about the performances at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards are starting to become known. E! News has confirmed that Kendrick Lamar will start the show alongside U2 and Dave Chappelle (U2‘s part of the performance will reportedly be taped in advance.). Meanwhile, The New York Times says that Kesha will perform her song “Praying” accompanied by Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels and Andra Day. Their performance is expected to be in support of the #MeToo movement of speaking out against sexual abuse and harassment.
The latest music festival to announce its lineup for 2018 is the Bunbury Festival in Cincinnati, topped by Jack White, The Chainsmokers, Blink-182, Post Malone and Incubus. Also set to perform at the three-day event are Foster the People, Royal Blood, Young the Giant, Third Eye Blind, Fitz & the Tantrums, Manchester Orchestra and many others. Bunbury runs from June 1-3.
Janet Jackson, Miguel and Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige are among the headliners at this year’s Essence Festival. The lineup also includes a set with Erykah Badu, Jill Scott & Snoop Dogg teaming up, along with a number of other artists. The festival runs from July 5-8 in New Orleans.