Prince will headline the Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA this summer. It will be the Purple Yoda’s first-ever appearance at the event, which will be celebrating it’s 20th anniversary at the Superdome July 3-6. Tickets are now on sale, and the rest of the festival’s lineup will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Essence Festival date is Prince’s first scheduled performance of the 2014. As previously reported, he will be making his way to the Mohegan Sun Arena for a three-night run December 27-29.