Pharrell Williams’ “One thing within the Water” competition is again for 2022. Live performance organizers introduced Tuesday the three-day competition’s lineup, which can come with a number of wonder performances, and mentioned it’ll happen in Washington, D.C.
This yr, the competition can be hung on Independence Street within the country’s capital on Juneteenth weekend — Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19. It is going to characteristic artists like Chloe x Halle, Ashe, Calvin Harris, Bia, Lil Uzi Vert, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Jon Batiste and Tyler, the Writer.
This would be the competition’s first yr in D.C. It used to be at first held in Virginia Seaside, Virginia, William’s place of origin, however used to be moved after Williams’ public falling out with the town’s management.
In an October 2021 letter addressed to Virginia Seaside Town Supervisor Patrick Duhaney, Williams expressed unhappiness over how the town treated the demise of his cousin, Donovan Lynch, by the hands of police. Lynch used to be 25 years outdated when he used to be killed in an altercation with police in March 2021. CBS associate WTKR reported that whilst police mentioned Lynch used to be “brandishing a handgun,” his circle of relatives maintains that the police officer who shot him used to be improperly skilled, which result in Lynch’s demise.
Williams wrote to Duhaney that One thing within the Water used to be meant to carry the town financial potentialities, ease racial pressure and unify the area, however mentioned he used to be uninterested in how the town’s management treated Lynch’s case, calling it a “poisonous power.”
“I sang a few room with a roof, however I’m uninterested in kindly and with courtesy being proven the door,” Williams wrote. “Till the gate-keepers and the powers-that-be believe the electorate and the patron base, and not view the speculation of human rights for all as a arguable concept… I do not have any issues of the town, however I notice the town hasn’t valued my proposed answers, both.”
Now, the competition will make its debut in some other East Coast hub. Tickets cross on sale Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. EST.