Beyonce, Jay Z, Springsteen, Paul McCartney and more for Barack Obama's final White House party
publish date: 2017-01-05
Barack and Michelle Obama are set to host one final party at the White House, with the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Chance The Rapper and more.
After holding a festival at The White House with The Lumineers, Sharon Jones, Leonardo DiCaprio and more, as well as previously inviting the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae to play his annual 4 July Barbecue, now he's set for one last blow-out before he ends his term as President.
As The Washington Post reports, the Obamas will be hosting what they describe as a final 'grown up' party for close friends and major donors this Friday (6 January) – with the likes of Beyoncé, Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, Bradley Cooper, JJ Abrams, Chance the Rapper, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, David Letterman and George Lucas all reported to appear – while Usher and Samuel L Jackson are also rumoured.
Confirming his attendance with a tribute to Obama, Chance The Rapper wrote:
Bout to fly 21 hours to DC to bid farewell to the greatest president in US history. God bless you @Potus
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) January 5, 2017
The news comes as Donald Trump is reportedly struggling to book artists to perform at his upcoming inauguration on 20 January.