Pharrell Williams' 'Something In The Water Festival' has been confirmed to return to his hometown of Virginia Beach in 2023.
The announcement will see the festival return to the location for the first time since its debut year in 2019.
'Something In The Water' was this year held in Washington D.C after experiencing two years of cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event will be held from 28th April to 30th April in 2023 and a line up release is expected to be announced to hip hop fans in the coming weeks.
Pharrell took to his social media accounts on Wednesday to announce the location and dates for the upcoming music festival.
The Grammy nominated producer and singer/rapper accompanied his announcement with an image of the festival's poster and a link to the the official website.
The website published a press release too on Wednesday, with additional details of the event and ticketing information.
Williams was directly quoted in the statement for the festival which 'will continue its mission to unite communities, celebrate diversity and empower everyone from the youth to small business owners. '
“The demand for the festival in Virginia Beach and The 757 - among the people - has never wavered. If anything it has only intensified,” Williams wrote, “College Beach Weekend continues every year and the city of Virginia Beach leaders have been eager to reconcile and move forward.'
'The environment is finally optimized for return and the announcement will delight everyone - from HBCU students across the eastern USA to the hundreds of small businesses who will play a role in the festival to the cities within the region and neighborhoods that will serve as hosts,' he continued.
'I need to come back home. There is a pervasive feeling by almost everyone that the festival belongs in Virginia Beach, and the time is right to bring it back.”
Local officials also commented in the statement.
“It is exciting to be so close to the return of SOMETHING IN THE WATER in Virginia Beach,” said Mayor Bobby Dyer. “We sincerely appreciate Mr. Williams and his willingness to bring this marquee event back home!”
“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Pharrell since 2019, and it means so much to me to have this opportunity to work with such a great person to bring this event back to his home in the Commonwealth of Virginia and specifically the City of Virginia Beach,” added Council Member Aaron Rouse.
According to the statement, tickets for the highly anticipated will go on sale the 5th November.