Pharell Announces ‘Something in the Water’ Festival to Return to Virginia Beach in 2023

Something in the Water is returning to Virginia Beach in 2023!

Pharrell Williams announced the news at the inaugural Mighty Dream Forum in Norfolk on Wednesday.

“This is really about the 757 and it’s always been about the 757. ‘Something in the Water’ is returning to Virginia Beach in 2023,” he shared, via WTKR.

Pharrell revealed that the festival’s first two hours will feature artists from the 757 and everyone who bought a ticket for Mighty Dream, is going to get a free festival pass for Something in the Water.

The festival will take place in April 28 – 30.

Williams added in a press release, “The demand for the festival in Virginia Beach and The 757 – among the people – has never wavered. If anything it has only intensified. 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. 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.”

Full lineup and details to be announced soon. 3-Day passes will be on sale at on November 5 at 12PM ET

On Saturday, November 5th from 10AM to 5PM, Virginia residents will be able to purchase passes for April 28-30 at a special in-person “Locals Only” presale at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach Box Office. Passes can be purchased in-person at the box office with a government-issued ID while supplies last. Fees are waived for the in-person purchase with a two (2) pass limit per person.

SOMETHING IN THE WATER is produced by Live Nation and IMGoing.