H.E.R. is bringing her Lights On Festival back! After taking 2022 off, the big event is bouncing back for 2023 with plans to be bigger than ever. The R&B-centric music festival is scheduled to go down the weekend of Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th. It will once again be going up in the Bay Area and has relocated to a larger venue – at the festival grounds at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California – to accommodate even more R&B lovers.
The upgraded location will be the perfect site for the H.E.R.-curated lineup of contemporary R&B’s boldest talents and brightest up-and-comers. The GRAMMY, Emmy and Oscar winner will headline the festival’s final night during a H.E.R. & Friends performance. During H.E.R.’s headlining set at the 2021 Lights On Festival, she brought out Chris Brown, Chlöe, Goapele and Saweetie, so there’s no telling who all will be there this year, but it’s guaranteed to be mind-blowing.
Speaking of mind-blowing, Jazmine Sullivan has been tapped as the festival’s Saturday night headliner. Jazzy will bring rich vocals, commanding stage presence, numerous Heaux Tales and so much more with her to the 2023 Lights On Festival’s stage.
The rest of the lineup is just as dope and features a number of SoulBounce faves including Amerie, Syd, dvsn, Kiana Ledé, FLO, Doechii, Alina Baraz, Ravyn Lenae, Alex Vaughn, Leon Thomas and Q. Also on the artist roster are PARTYNEXTDOOR, Don Toliver, Toosii, Smino, Symba, Kyle Dion, Jozzy, Saint Harrison, Umi, Arya Starr, Uncle Waffles, Rexx Life Raj, Tanerélle and Karri. Soulection will also have a presence with Andre Power and ESTA. on hand to move and groove the crowd.
H.E.R. made the announcement about the forthcoming Lights On Festival on her 26th birthday and gave her fans the best gift. “I’m so excited ‘Lights On Fest’ will be making its return,” H.E.R. shared in a press release. “It’s my favorite way to wind down the summer by having two days filled with great R&B music.”
The 2023 Lights On Festival is being produced by Live Nation Urban. Ticket presales are scheduled for Thursday, June 29th from 12 p.m. PT to 10 p.m. PT. General ticket sales will start at 12 p.m. PT on Friday, June 30th. All ticket sales are being handled by Ticketmaster. Stay up-to-date on all things Lights On Festival on their official website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.