The inaugural Harlem Festival of Culture (HFC), spanning over three days will feature a star-studded lineup with many A-list artists and performers featuring at the event. The event will take place at New York’s Randall’s Island Park from July 28-30.
The event has been inspired from the historic 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which was recently brought back into the limelight by the Oscar-winning documentary “Summer of Soul” directed by Ahmir Thompson.
The roster of performers includes Fat Joe, Cam’ron, Ma$e, Teyana Taylor, Muni Long, Bell Biv Devoe, Adam Blackstone, Eric Bellinger, Jozzy, MAJOR., Remy Ma, Ro James, Tink, Wyclef Jean, and many others.
Co-founder of the HFC, the prominent talent producer Yvonne McNair called the event a “love letter” to the village of Harlem.
“For this inaugural year, we were very thoughtful and intentional in building what is an amazing lineup that aptly reflects the incredibly unique legacy that is intrinsic to the village of Harlem as well as the breadth and brilliance of Black music and culture,” Yvonne McNair said in a statement.
“Ultimately, HFC is our love letter to Harlem, and we’re excited to grow it into a landmark cultural experience that encapsulates all the things that make Uptown the nexus of innovation, cultural expression and a place of true community-building,” the co-founder added.
The event will be hosted by rap legend MC Lyte.