JAY-Z and J.Lo join forces for good.
Shawn Carter and Jennifer Lopez are headlining this year’s TIDAL X: Brooklyn concert at Barclays Center in New York. Proceeds from the highly-anticipated Bacardi-sponsored event are slated to benefit natural disaster relief and recovery efforts.
Beyoncé, who was previously rumored to be a headliner, is not on the official announcement, but Hov and J.Lo are accompanied by a star-studded roster, including Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Fifth Harmony, Joey Bada$$, and many more.
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Additional artists on this year’s TIDAL X bill include Iggy Azalea, Willow Smith, Belly, Jessie Reyez, Mack Wilds, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Rapsody, Tee Grizzley, Kaskade, and Daddy Yankee, among others. Hosted by famed radio personality Angie Martinez, the concert will also feature actress Rosie Perez and playwright/actor Lin Manuel-Miranda as special guests.
This year’s show will benefit relief efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey, as well as the devastation caused by the earthquakes in Mexico.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo offered gratitude for TIDAL’s assistance during this time of need. “After seeing the terrible devastation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands firsthand, it is clear that those affected by these natural disasters need our help more than ever,” he said. “We in New York are putting the full weight of our resources behind recovery efforts, and I am grateful to TIDAL X: Brooklyn and its sponsors for joining us and helping to deliver much-needed goods to people in desperate need. We must do everything we can to help these communities rebuild, and I encourage all New Yorkers to join us in our efforts.”
Bacardi, the show’s presenting sponsor, is also helping out by donating $1.3 million to the cause.
Fans can purchase tickets, donate, and learn more about TIDAL X through their website.