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What to know about 'Something in the Water' music festival

The highly-anticipated festival will make its D.C. debut on the National Mall over Juneteenth weekend. Below, see set times, stage locations and road closures.

WASHINGTON — The "Something in the Water" festival headlined by Pharrell Williams will open its gates to attendees on Friday, just two days after releasing day-by-day set times and performance locations. WUSA9 has broken down the stages to make it easier to navigate over the busy weekend.

Festival-goers can enter the National Mall on 7th Street SW or 4th Street SW, where it meets Jefferson Drive SW, to access the three stages: Moon Stage, Earth Stage and Sun Stage.

The Moon Stage, which is located on the corner of 7th Street SW and Independence Avenue SW, nearby the Federal Aviation Administration, will kick off performances at 2 p.m. on Friday with Baird and other performers such as Sabrina Claudio, Dave Matthews Band, and Roddy Rich during the music packed weekend.

Before you head out to any of the stages, make sure you check out the traffic closures and parking restrictions surrounding the festival here


Friday Line-Up:

  • Baird - 2 p.m.
  • Hope Tala - 2:50 p.m.
  • Gracie Abrams - 3:45 p.m.
  • Tierra Whack - 4:45 p.m.
  • 6lack - 5:45 p.m.
  • Ozuna - 7 p.m.
  • Roddy Rich - 8:20 p.m.
  • Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals - 9:45 p.m.

Saturday Line-Up:

  • Yvngxchris - 2:20 p.m.
  • Q - 3:05 p.m.
  • Tokischa - 3:45 p.m.
  • Sabrina Claudio - 4:40 p.m.
  • J.I.D. - 5:55 p.m.
  • Rae Sremmurd - 7:10 p.m.
  • Jon Batiste - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday Line-Up:

  • Ogi - 12:35 p.m.
  • Rare Essence - 1:20 p.m.
  • Blxst - 2:20 p.m.
  • Slowthai - 3:10 p.m.
  • ??? - 4:05 p.m.
  • Omar Apollo - 4:55 p.m.
  • Thundercat - 6 p.m.
  • Dave Matthews Band - 7:15 p.m.
  • Calvin Harris - 8:50 p.m.
  • J Balvin - 10:15 p.m.

The Earth Stage, which is located on the corner of 4th Street SW and Independence Avenue SW, nearby the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, will bring the crowds in starting at 2 p.m. Friday. The stage will set the mood with artists such as T.I., Mariah The Scientist and Ashanti + Ja Rule to name a few.

Friday Line-Up:

  • Black Party - 2 p.m.
  • Skiifall - 2:35 p.m.
  • Sound of the City - 3:20 p.m.
  • Dreamer Isioma - 4:05 p.m.
  • Emotional Oranges - 4:50 p.m.
  • Tobe Nwigwe - 5:45 p.m.
  • Lucky Daye - 6:55 p.m.
  • Skepta - 7:55 p.m.
  • T.I. - 9:10 p.m.

Saturday Line-Up:

  • Maria Isabel - 3:05 p.m.
  • Paris Texas - 4 p.m.
  • Role Model - 5 p.m.
  • Jeremy Zucker - 6:05 p.m.
  • Mariah The Scientist - 7:15 p.m.
  • Bad Brains: A Tribute by Black Dots - 8:30 p.m.  

Sunday Line-Up: 

  • TOB - 1:30 p.m.
  • DJ Domo - 2:25 p.m.
  • Skillibeng - 3:25 p.m.
  • Raveena - 4:20 p.m.
  • Ashe - 5:25 p.m.
  • Davido - 6:35 p.m.
  • Ashanti + Ja Rule - 8 p.m.

The third stage, Sun Stage, will feature Pharell & Phriends, Usher, Tyler The Creator and many more with the kick off performance being at 2:10 p.m. on Friday by Ericdoa. The stage is across from the Earth Stage near the corner of 3rd Street and Independence Avenue SW, nearby the Humphrey Building.

Friday Line-Up:

  • Ericdoa - 2:10 p.m.
  • Lakeyah - 2:50 p.m.
  • Montell Fish - 3:30 p.m.
  • Duckwrth - 4:35 p.m.
  • Quinn XCII - 6:45 p.m.
  • Moneybagg Yo - 7:55 p.m.
  • Lil Baby - 9 p.m.
  • Usher - 10:15 p.m.

Saturday Line-Up:

  • Jean Dawson - 2:05 p.m.
  • Baby Tate - 2:45 p.m.
  • Adekunle Gold - 3:35 p.m.
  • Backyard Band - 4:30 p.m.
  • Chloe x Halle - 5:35 p.m.
  • Snoh Aalegra - 6:50 p.m.
  • Lil Uzi Vert - 8 p.m.
  • Pharrell & Phriends - 10 p.m.

Sunday Line-Up:

  • Yungmanny - 12:40 p.m.
  • Rei Ami - 1:25 p.m.
  • Saba - 2:10 p.m.
  • Bia - 3:05 p.m.
  • Earthgang - 3:55 p.m.
  • Denzel Curry - 4:50 p.m.
  • Teyana Taylor - 6 p.m.
  • Pusha T - 7 p.m.
  • 21 Savage - 8:20 p.m.
  • Tyler, The Creator - 9:45 p.m. 

The three-day festival will also feature a community market and a pop-up church service. 

The return of "Pop-Up Church Service" will feature performances and appearances by Tamar Braxton, Tamela Mann, Howard Gospel Choir and others. The event is free to all ages from noon to 6 p.m. at West Potomac Park, near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

The festival, that is expected to draw in a crowd of 54,000 people to the National Mall, plans to protect the large crowd of attendees through the use of private security firms.

Click here for more information on festival activities.

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