Pharrell Williams’ Something In The Water Festival 2022: Dave Matthews Band, Jon Batiste & More

The festival takes place June 17 – 19 in Washington D.C.

By Scott Bernstein Apr 26, 2022 10:40 am PDT

Pharrell Williams brings back his Something In The Water Festival this June with a 2022 lineup that also features Dave Matthews Band, Jon Batiste and many others. The three-day event celebrating art, culture and music will be held on The National Mall in Washington D.C. over Juneteenth weekend, June 17 – 19.

Other performers set to play the first Something In The Water Festival since 2019 include Thundercat, Ashanti & Ja Rule, Tyler, The Creator, Usher, EARTHGANG, Run The Jewels, Lil Baby and more. Sets will take place across three stages.

Tickets for the event go on sale this Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. ET. Buy Something In The Water Festival 2022 tickets via Front Gate Tickets.


Williams, who will perform a Pharrell & Phriends set, shared the following about the return of the event:

“SOMETHING IN THE WATER is a Black solution (LOVE) for a systemic issue, and this year we are taking our celebration to a higher platform – the nation’s Capital during Juneteenth Weekend. We want to show the world that there is SOMETHING IN THE WATER across the whole DMV and I want to continue to bring awareness to the greatness within these communities and invite large corporations to show up for the people. DC has always been a deep inspiration to me as a person and a musician. It is the land where Go- Go Music was birthed which has provided so much for our people. Our sponsors continue to go the extra mile to show that SOMETHING IN THE WATER is so much more than a festival. The goodwill we generate is a defining trait of who we are. We will always have the hottest artists, but to pair that energy with these brands showing up for the community is what makes this festival a vehicle for change.”

The inaugural 2019 festival was held in Pharrell’s hometown of Virginia Beach. Check out the full Something In The Water 2022 lineup below:

Festival At-a-Glance

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