MIA Festival 2015
Since 2012, Jay Z aka Hov and Budweiser’s Made In America Festival, which takes place in Philadelphia has often delivered out some of the largest names in music to its stage. Jay Z, Drake, Kanye West, Beyonce, Calvin Harris and much more have just about all headlined MIA weekend. In it’s 4th year, MIA will bring a remarkable lineup to its stages.
Budweiser’s Made in America Festival, which is a product of Jay Z’s vision, will be heading back to Philadelphia on September 5-6. Jay Z and Budweiser pulled out all the stops this year with talent, including Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Axwell & Ingrosso, Bassnectar, A-Trak and more.
Although there is certainly some sadness for West Coast fans since Made in America is not going to be returning to Los Angeles,
Last year the music festival ran simultaneously in Los Angeles and Philadelphia during Labor Day Weekend. Although it was successful, drawing over 71,000 fans over the span of two days at Los Angeles Grand Park, it also faced numerous issues.
According to the L.A. Times, there was noise complaints, and other issues, leading to festival organizers deciding to nix the L.A. event for 2015.
“This is not at all a stepping back — this is a reevaluation of the model of going from one location to two to three,” Budweiser VP of marketing Brian Perkins told Billboard. “We’re a very ambitious brand, and we have a very ambitious partner in Jay Z, who also dreams big. And we always want to do big, bold things with music under the moniker of Budweiser Made In America.”
Organizer Live Nation was required to pay $500,000 to the city of Los Angeles for police patrols, street closures, trash removal and other city services. However, the bill reached nearly $670,000, leaving a $170,000 balance that the tax payers were responsible for after the fact.
With that said the festival is going to be making up for it with two additional one-day parties — one in New York along with Mary J Blige as the headliner, and another national park that has yet to be named.
Here’s the full list of names playing the fest:
Axwell & Ingrosso
Death Cab For Cutie
De La Soul
Young Rising Sons
Grits & Biscuits
Strand of Oaks