It may be hard to believe, but the month of May has already rolled around and festival season has already begun. Last weekend, the Def Pen team was happy to take you through the sites and sounds of the Sol Blume Festival in Sacramento, California. This weekend, our focus has shifted back towards the east coast for a major festival in the nation’s capital. Over at RFK Festival Grounds in Washington, D.C., Broccoli City Festival is preparing to return for its 10th festival and the lineup is fitting of a “Chocolate City” celebration. Led by DMV native’s like Masego, Wale, Rico Nasty, Ari Lennox and Alex Vaughn, the festival is ready to restore the feeling that has been missing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For a complete guide to the week’s complete lineup of festivities, look no further. We’ve got you covered.
Date: May 7-8, 2022
Location: RFK Festival Grounds (Washington, D.C.)
Headliners: 21 Savage, Ari Lennox, Wizkid, Summer Walker
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Washington, D.C. is an extremely diverse city that has a rich Nigerian community and this year’s lineup reflects just that. The lineup includes a number of Nigerian artists that have watched their music explode across the globe within the last few years such as Tems and Wizkid. Also, a number of DMV natives such as Wale, Ari Lennox, Rico Nasty, Alex Vaughn and Masego will also take the stage. Not to mention, stars such as Jeezy, 21 Savage, Gunna, Lil’ Durk and Summer Walker will also be in attendance. For a complete lineup, please visit Broccoli City Festival’s Instagram account or download their app from either the App Store or Google Play.
The 2022 Broccoli City Festival will be split up into two separate stages, the Everything Legendary Stage and Broccoli City Stage. Much like other festivals, rising acts like Alex Vaughn and Joyce Wrice will fill up the early slots while more veteran artists like Summer Walker and Wizkid take the later time slots. For a complete schedule, feel free to check out the preliminary list below or download the official Broccoli City Festival from the App Store or Google Play.
Saturday, May 7
Everything Legendary Stage: Joyce Wrice (2-2:30 p.m.) | DJ (2:45-6:25 p.m.) | DJ (7-7:40 p.m.) | DJ (8:30-9:30 p.m.)
Broccoli City Stage: Larry June (2:45-3:15 p.m.) | Rico Nasty (3:30-4 p.m.) | Jeezy (4:30-5:15 p.m.) | Wale (5:45-6:30 p.m.) | Lil’ Durk (7-7:45 p.m.) | 21 Savage (8:15-9:15 p.m.)
Sunday, May 8
Everything Legendary Stage: DJ (2-5:40 p.m.) | DJ (6:15-6:55 p.m.) | Joony (7:20-7:50 p.m.) | DJ (7:45-8:45 p.m.)
Broccoli City Stage: Alex Vaughn (1:45-2:15 p.m.) | Babyface Ray (2:30-3:00 p.m.) | Masego (3:20-3:50 p.m.) | Tems (4:20-4:50 p.m.) | Don Toliver (5:20-6:05 p.m.) | Gunna (6:35-7:20 p.m.) | Wizkid (7:50-8:50 p.m.) | Summer Walker (9:20-10:20 p.m.)
Note: Performance times may change. Download the Broccoli City Festival app to stay up to date with the latest information.
What time can I pick up or buy tickets?
The Box Office, located at the RFK Stadium Festival Entrance, opens at 11:00 a.m.
What time do the festival grounds open?
Per Broccoli City Festival’s official website, festival grounds will open at 1 p.m. ET each day.
Will there be ATMs on-site?
No, there will be no ATMs on-site. All bars and food are cash less. Please plan accordingly.
Can I bring my bag into the festival?
No backpacks, purses or bags are allowed to be brought into the venue, except for the exceptions listed on the festival’s official website. Please click here for more information.
What items are prohibited from the festival?
Please visit the festival’s official website for a complete list of prohibited items.
Can I leave festival grounds and return?
Like many other major festivals, re-entry is not permitted at the 2022 Broccoli City Festival.
What will the weather be like?
Meteorologists at Weather.com have issued the following report for Saturday, May 7, 2022: Rain. High 54F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Meteorologists at Weather.com have issued the following report for Saturday, May 8, 2022: Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 52F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Please note that weather forecasts are subject to change throughout the day.