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Nine Inch Nails, Gaslight Anthem Among Made in America Acts

Fitz and the Tantrums, Solange, Emeli Sande also on the bill

April 10, 2013 12:25 PM ET
Trent Reznor Nine Inch Nails
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
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Nine Inch Nails, the Gaslight Anthem, Fitz and the Tantrums and Solange Knowles are among the first performers announced for this year's Budweiser Made in America Festival, which will return to Philadelphia this summer. 

Jay-Z's Made in America Festival Heading Back to Philadelphia

The Jay-Z-curated fest is rolling out the full lineup today on Spotify, where you can follow along. 

The 2013 Made in America Festival is set for August 31st to September 1st on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Last year's inaugural bash featured Jay-Z , Kanye West, D'Angelo, Pearl Jam, Drake, Skrillex, Dirty Projectors and more.

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