The Roots to play with Public Enemy at their Picnic

Public Enemy: picnic hamper and rug not pictured.
Public Enemy: picnic hamper and rug not pictured.

The Roots have unveiled the line-up for their second annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia.

Scheduled for 6 June, the standout performance of the one-day festival could well be Public Enemy performing It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back with The Roots and Afrobeat band Antibalas backing them up.

Also on the main stage bill are TV On The Radio, The Black Keys, Santigold, The Pipes featuring Zoe Kravitz and Busdriver. Cash Money and Jazzy Jeff will DJ between performances.

As well as taking to the stage with Public Enemy, The Roots will also play sets on their own at the beginning and end of the day.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.