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Roots Picnic Expands to 2 Days, Lineup Set

For the fifth anniversary, The Roots Picnic is going big

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    The Roots' Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson performs during an Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    For year five, The Legendary Philly Roots Crew and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon house band is going big for their annual summer picnic.

    The 5th Annual Roots Picnic, to be held at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, is expanding from a day to full weekend affair to be held the weekend of June 2 and 3, and they’re bringing out the stars.

    Among the highlights, The Roots will of course be the headliners, but they’re also including Kid Cudi, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), Wale, Philly native Diplo and more. And the big surprise: American hip hop trio De La Soul, backed by the roots. For a full list of the performers, check out the flyer that Ahmir '?Questlove' Thompson tweeted earlier Thursday.

    The picnic presale is today, with two-day passes available until 10 p.m. ET. Single-day tickets can be purchased here.