The Roots Picnic 2010: The Roots, Vampire Weekend

The Roots have announced the Third Annual Roots Picnic, with Vampire Weekend joining them at the top of the lineup. This year’s Picnic will take place on Saturday, June 5 at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier (Penn’s Landing).

?uestlove announced the event and initial lineup via Twitter with the following video where he also hints at a reunited Run DMC as another possible headliner:


Roots Picnic 2010 Lineup:

The Roots
Vampire Weekend
Clipse
Mayer Hawthorne
The Very Best
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Tune Yards
Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew
MM Jamboys
Das Racist
Pattern Is Movement

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

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