Lil Wayne is getting back into festival mode. The seasoned MC has finally revealed the plans for his homegrown event Lil WeezyAna Fest following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
On Tuesday, July 12, Wayne confirmed that Lil WeezyAna Fest will return this summer. In an announcement posted to social media, the New Orleans, La. native revealed the first round of guests who will be at the festival powered by Q93 and Live Nation Urban. So far, Moneybagg Yo, Coi Leray, Babyface Ray, and Rob49 are expected to come through to perform. They won’t be the only performers though. The flyer also promises other “special unannounced guests.”
“We’re glad to be back home!” Young Money President Mack Maine said in a statement about the festival. “New Orleans birthed us and we can travel and hit the stage anywhere in the world, but there’s no place like home! As always, we will be honoring the many lives lost in Hurricane Katrina as this year marks the 17th year anniversary. Wayne is excited to get back home as this one will be one you won’t want to miss!”
The last Lil Weezyana Fest happened back in 2019. At the time, Lil Wayne had brought out DJ Khaled, Future, and others for surprise performances. There were also sets from Akbar V, Leven Kali, Melii, Kash Doll, Saweetie, Megan Thee Stallion, Trey Songz, Meek Mill, and Travis Scott. The first-ever Lil WeezyAna Fest happened back in 2015 and featured a Hot Boys reunion.
Wayne’s goal for the festival has always been to give back to his hometown by any means necessary. That’s why $0.50 from each ticket purchased for this year’s event will be donated to programs that support education for young people in New Orleans.
Lil WeezyAna Fest 2022 will return to Champion’s Square in New Orleans on August 27. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale everywhere this Friday, July 15 via Ticketmaster.
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