Something in the Water Festival Lineup

Something in the Water Lineup

The three-day festival is set to feature award-winning musical performers as well as guest speakers and special appearances.

Who’s Performing at Something in the Water Festival

Virginia Beach’s highly anticipated Something in the Water festival is just one month away. Something in the Water, a music and entertainment festival, is the brainchild of song writer, rapper and producer Pharrell Williams. The three-day festival is set to feature award-winning musical performers as well as guest speakers and special appearances.

About Pharrell Williams

Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams has been in the music industry since the early 1990s. Williams is a successful rapper, singer, song writer, producer, fashion designer and entrepreneur. The 10-time Grammy Award winner is a judge on The Voice and has produced music for artists, including Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Migos, 2 Chainz, Justin Timberlake and many more.

In a press release, Williams said he wanted to bring the festival to Virginia Beach to “unite the community and celebrate the diversity and magic of Virginia Beach.” He went on to say, “for the first time, we are harnessing that energy, bringing the great minds of our time and the biggest brands in the world to this great place, and letting the inspiration flow and well-deserved opportunities unfold. Virginia needs this right now and the world will see what we Virginians have known all along: there really is Something in the Water.”

Pharrell Williams

Something in the Water Lineup

The inaugural event has a star-studded lineup, with different performers every day.

Something in the Water Friday Lineup

Friday, April 26 will feature performances by Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, Janelle Monae, Lil Uzi Vert, Maggie Rogers, Masego, Migos and Radiant Children.

Dave Matthews Band will return to the Commonwealth for the festival. The Grammy Award-winning group originally hail from Charlottesville, Va. Masego, a R&B/neo soul artist, also calls Virginia home, coming from Newport News.

Something in the Water Saturday Lineup

Saturday will see performances by DRAM, A$AP Ferg, John-Robert, Mac Demarco, Pusha T, Rosalia, SZA and Travis Scott.

Prior to garnering national recognition, DRAM was known locally has a Hampton, Va. rapper.

Saturday will also feature an appearance by Virgil Abloh. Abloh is a DJ and fashion designer who is currently the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection.

Something in the Water Sunday Lineup

The final day of the festival will feature performances by Anderson PAAK & The Free Nationals, Jhene Aiko, Kaytranada and Leikeli47.

Something in the Water Special Guests

Festival creator Pharrell Williams is scheduled to perform all three days of the festival, with special guest appearances from some of his famous friends. Diddy, Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliott (a native of Portsmouth, Va.), Snoop Dogg and Usher are all slated to make appearances.

Social activist and author Geoffrey Canada, along with author and public speaker Deepak Chopra, are also on the lineup.

Something in the Water lineup

More Information about Something in the Water

Something in the Water will take place at stages on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. For more information and full artist biographies, visit

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