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Musikfest Getting Ready to ‘Pump It Louder’ with Black Eyed Peas

Bethlehem, PA – March 4, 2024 – ArtsQuest is excited to announce Black Eyed Peas as the next Musikfest headliner, performing on the Wind Creek Steel Stage on Thursday, August 8. This Musikfest headliner is presented by B. Braun Medical, Inc. along with media partners B104 and LOUD Radio.

Ticket access begins Tuesday, March 5 at 10 a.m. for ArtsQuest Members and Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. for the general public at Musikfest.org. Ticket prices range from $39 to $109. Steel Terrace tickets that include dinner, drinks and dessert at private tables under a covered tent will also be available. For more exclusive ticket access and advanced purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Over 25 years, Los Angeles trio Black Eyed Peas—will.i.am, Apl.de.Ap, and Taboo—have earned six GRAMMY® Awards and achieved sales of $35 million (albums) and $120 million (singles). One of the era’s biggest acts, they emerged as “the second best-selling artist/group of all-time for downloaded tracks,” (Nielsen), landing on Billboard’s “Hot 100 Artists of the Decade.” Their eighth studio album, 2020’s TRANSLATION achieved staggering success, featuring collaborations with J Balvin, Ozuna, Maluma, Shakira, Nicky Jam and Tyga. The album scored eight nominations at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, including “Crossover Artist of the Year” and “Hot Latin Song of the Year” for “RITMO” and a nomination at the 2021 Latin Music Awards for ‘“Favorite Artists – Crossover.” Singles “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” [feat. J Balvin] and “MAMACITA” [feat. Ozuna and J.Rey Soul] achieved #1 status on three Billboard Charts, numerous award nominations, and gold, platinum and diamond certifications globally. “GIRL LIKE ME” [feat. Shakira] continued this streak, scooping “Best Latin Award” at the MTV VMAs; ‘HIT IT’ with Saweetie and Lele Pons racked up 5.8M global audio streams, 1.1M US audio streams and almost 10M YouTube views in its first week, alone. In 2022, the band reunited with Shakira and David Guetta for DON’T YOU WORRY, the first single from their ninth studio album ELEVATION, swiftly followed by Anitta and El Alfa collab. SIMPLY THE BEST, BAILAR CONTIGO with Daddy Yankee in 2023 and GUARANTEE (SUMMER MIX), opening up yet another brilliant chapter in the continuing story of the Black Eyed Peas.

About Musikfest
A record-breaking 1,330,000 people attended Musikfest in 2023. The 11-day festival featured over 500 free performances, across 16 stages located throughout the City of Bethlehem. The 41st Musikfest is scheduled for Aug. 2 – 11, 2024, with a special preview night on Aug. 1. This year’s Musikfest 2024 poster artist is Banana Factory Artist-in-Residence and Teaching Artist Lauren Beck. To see the poster and learn more about Beck’s vision for it, along with information about the festival, visit Musikfest.org.

 

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