Now here's a surprise – Jay Z has announced that Tidal will be putting on its first festival in late October at the Barclays Center, in celebration of "going platinum" i.e. reaching 1,000,000 subscribers (see Nicki Minaj's instagram post below). Tickets range in price from $74 to $244; all proceeds will go to charity.

The lineup, however huge it may be, is unsurprising: most, if not all of the artists, are loyal to the streaming service itself – Lil Wayne, for instance, recently joined Tidal as an artist-owner. Country singer Thomas Rhett's inclusion is something of a curve ball, however.

Here's the full lineup:

  • Beyoncé
  • JAY Z
  • Prince
  • Usher
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Lil Wayne
  • T.I.
  • Damian Marley
  • Indochine
  • Thomas Rhett
  • DJ Cipha Sounds
  • DJ Reflex
  • Fabolous

  • TIDAL Rising Acts
  • Alessia Cara
  • Bas
  • Benjamin Booker
  • Justine Skye
  • Flatbush Zombies

We are very proud of this accomplishment. So happy you guys are enjoying @tidal ❤️

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