Homegrown rapper Lil Wayne is set to bring his 5th annual artist-curated festival Lil WeezyAna Fest back to New Orleans on Sept. 7. This year, the festival announces a new location at the UNO Lakefront Arena Festival Grounds, expanding the footprint.
Tickets will be available everywhere including TicketMaster beginning Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m. local time.
Celebrating its fifth-year anniversary, the festival expands to a larger location using the UNO Lakefront Arena Festival Grounds as its hub. The one-day event unites some of music’s hottest acts on two stages. Organizers say this year will remain just as unique and unpredictable as ever.
The day includes performances from artists such as Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Trey Songz, Megan Thee Stallion, and more, plus a headlining set by Wayne himself with surprise guests.
Other acts set to perform include Kash Doll, Saweetie, Melii, Leven Kali and Akbar V.
“Lil Wayne is ubiquitous with New Orleans and Lil WeezyAna Fest is an incredible representation of the city’s vibrant and thriving music culture. In its 5th year, the festival has become a New Orleans tradition and Live Nation Urban is beyond ecstatic to bear witness to such an impactful event,” said Brandon Pankey, vice president of business development & operations at Live Nation Urban.
“We’re so blessed to be celebrating our 5th year of Lil Weezyana Fest and grateful to all of the fans who have been with us since the beginning. It’s only right that we made it bigger and better this year to commemorate such a milestone in Wayne’s hometown!” said Cortez Bryant, Partner Maverick & COO Young Money Entertainment.
Over the last four years, Lil Wayne has hosted one of the most dynamic events for his hometown of New Orleans. Lil WeezyAna Fest has cemented itself as an annual homecoming for Wayne that celebrates the city’s musical history and is a way for him to give back to the community.
This year, organizers say 50 cents of every ticket sold from the event will be donated to support educational initiatives for young people in New Orleans.
In past years, the lineup has included everyone from Jeezy, Gucci Mane, NBA Youngboy, Master P, Tory Laneez, Migos, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, the Hot Boyz and a host of others with surprise guests including Drake, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Birdman and more.
Presale information below:
VIP Presale – 5/29 @ 10am – 5/30 @ 10pm
WQUE Presale – 5/29 @ 10am – 5/30 @ 10pm
UNO Student Discount Presale – 5/29 @ 10am – 5/30 @ 10pm
Live Nation Presale – 5/30 10am – 5/30 @ 10pm
Live Nation Mobile App Presale – 5/30 @ 10am – 5/30 @ 10pm
Venue Presale – 5/30 @ 10am – 5/30 @ 10pm