Legendary singer Prince is heading down to New Orleans as the headliner of ESSENCE Magazine’s 2014 Essence Music Festival. It will be the Purple One’s first appearance at the Essence Fest since 2004. And the annoucnement definitely comes as a surprise to Prince fans.
The performance will help benefit the Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund to “champion awareness and foster education for disadvantaged youth to learn the language of computer coding and programming.”
For now, ESSENCE has not confirmed the other acts for the Independence Day weekend festival. The full lineup will be announced in coming months.