Beyonce Returning to Big Easy for Essence Music Festival 2013

Queen Bey is headed back to the scene of her tantalizing Super Bowl Halftime performance. Beyonce has been tapped to take the stage at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans this summer.

The festival concerts will run for three nights, beginning July 4 through July 7. Essence hasn’t announced which night Bey’s show will will be presented.

She’ll join previously announced acts Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, LL Cool J and Brandy. Additional acts are expected to be announced soon.

According to Essence Communications President Michelle Ebanks:

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 Essence Festival lineup. She is truly the ultimate Essence woman. If you missed her tour de force in New Orleans, please join us this Fourth of July weekend so that you can experience it live for yourself at the Essence Festival. The Essence Festival features the best in music, culture, arts and entertainment—all of which Beyoncé captures through her extraordinary gifts.”

This isn’t the star’s first appearance at the Essence Festival, now in its 19th year. The musical extravaganza last hosted Beyonce in 2009. She also appeared in 2005, as a member of Destiny’s Child

Beyonce kicks off her 2013 Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Europe this April. The North American leg will begin June 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The tour concludes Aug. 3 at the Jay-Z-owned Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The singer’s fifth solo album is expected later this year.

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