Lil Uzi Vert and Metro Boomin have been announced as part of the lineup for the brand new IYKYK Music Festival.
Set to take place on September 9, 2023 at Phoenix Raceway, other names on the bill include Denzel Curry and Jeleel! Additional artists for the one-day event will be announced in the coming weeks.
The IYKYK Music Festival — which is geared toward spotlighting Hip Hop culture, art, fashion and more — will mark Lil Uzi Vert’s first headlining festival appearance in Arizona.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday (July 20), while General Admission and VIP tickets go on sale Friday (July 21). Tickets — which you can get here — start at $55.
— IYKYK Music Festival (@iykykmusicfest) July 19, 2023
Meanwhile, Lil Uzi Vert has been busy as of late. Last weekend, the “Just Wanna Rock” rapper went to a pizza spot to pick up a bulky order and made sure to treat the staff with the same love they showed them.
On Sunday (July 16), New York City’s Cuts & Slices Pizzeria posted a compilation of clips from Uzi’s visit to their outlet. The post shows the 27 year old rapper picking up a large order, after which the clip cuts to the workers in the kitchen celebrating as they each held cash in their hands.
The video was captioned: “@liluzivert PULLED UP BELOVED BLESSED THE STAFF [three winged-cash emojis, five heart emojis] Thank you we appreciate your support & love [bicep-flex emoji, praying-hands emoji, heart emoji, chef emoji].”
On the music side of things, Uzi recently teased another project to follow-up theirPink Tape, which became the first rap album to top the Billboard 200 this year.
Uzi reflected on going No. 1 with an “experimental” album and then hinted at their next musical endeavor being the Barter 16 mixtape. “Sitting here thinking /bout how I went #1 on a experimental tape,” they wrote. “My apologies Barter 16 mixtape on the way.”
Lil Uzi Vert added in a salute to Young Thug: “Free Slime.” It’s unclear if Barter 16 is a tribute to the incarcerated YSL honcho or an actual joint project with Young Thug.
In addition to throwing Barter 16 in their bio, Lil Uzi had previously teased fans with the third installment of their decorated Luv Is Rage series.
During a live stream while playing Call of Duty last week, the Philly native was asked about the possibility of a Pink Tape deluxe, which the 27-year-old shut down and instead hinted at a new album on the horizon. “Nah, I’m gonna drop a whole ‘nother album,” they stated.