Kanye West and Mary J. Blige

Kanye West, Mary J. Blige to Headline ESSENCE Music Festival

Kanye West and Mary J. Blige are headed down south. The superstars have been tapped to headline the 17th Annual ESSENCE Music Festival, taking place from July 1-3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

The three-day fest will also feature performances on the main stage from Trey Songz and Jill Scott, as well as Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, and Boyz II Men. Others set to entertain festivalgoers include Macy Gray, Dwele, Tank, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Mint Condition, and more.

Last year saw performances from Janet Jackson, Blige, Estelle, and a pregnant Alicia Keys. Tickets for this year’s festival are on sale now.

Before making his way to the ESSENCE Festival, Kanye will headline the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 17.