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Lil Uzi Vert to headline the Amp on Summerfest’s final day

Lil Uzi Vert on the cover of his most recent album, "Pink Tape."
Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert on the cover of his most recent album, "Pink Tape."

In 2023, Summerfest’s lone amphitheater slot devoted to hip-hop didn’t quite go as planned, primarily due to Trippie Redd fouling up the run of show by taking the stage more than an hour late. The festival will hope for a smoother experience with its just-announced lineup for July 6: Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, JID, Rico Nasty and LIGHTZ.

At the top of that bill is the platinum-selling Lil Uzi Vert, whose first three proper studio LPs all reached the peak of the Billboard 200 album list. Before that, they got the attention of the industry with the 2015 mixtape Luv Is Rage and followed it up with another one in 2016, Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World, led by debut single “Money Longer.” Uzi went on to feature on the Migos track “Bad and Boujee” and scored a Best New Artist nomination at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Lil Yachty might sound familiar to 88Nine listeners after his recent collaboration with Faye Webster, “Lego Ring,” which served as an advance single for Webster’s just-released album, Underdressed at the Symphony. Like his fellow Amp performer, Yachty went the mixtape route to turn heads and has since shown himself to be a bit of a genre-hopper, putting out a psych-rock-influenced album titled Let’s Start Here in January of 2023.

Atlanta-born JID has shown similar versatility over the course of several albums and hit a high point when he teamed up with Imagine Dragons for the 2021 single “Enemy,” which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rounding out the Amp lineup is Rico Nasty, whose mixtape-heavy output added a couple studio efforts in 2020 (Nightmare Vacation) and 2022 (Las Ruinas), and LIHTZ, who’s at a relatively early stage in his career compared with the rest of the lineup but has featured on several tracks from his fellow Philly artists, including Meek Mill’s “Never Lose.”

Tickets for the July 6 show go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. this Friday, March 15, online via Ticketmaster and at the Summerfest box office.