Pharrell’s “Something In The Water” festival is one of the hottest music festivals of the summer. Many popular names keep getting added to the DC event, including Tyler, The Creator, Skepta, Moneybagg Yo, J Balvin, Lil Baby, and Lil Uzi Vert. Pharrell has only created more hype for the show after dropping a new song, “Cash In Cash Out,” featuring Tyler and 21 Savage.

According to TMZ, a lucky group of students is going to be able to go to the star-studded festival free of charge. On Friday, Williams announced he’d be giving out free tickets for all graduating seniors in the DC public school system. Pharrell said in a video, “Congrats to this year’s DC high school graduates on all that you guys have accomplished,”

“You truly inspired us through all your resiliency and your ability to learn through a pandemic. You deserve to be celebrated, and so we’re gonna. On behalf of ‘Something In The Water’ and the XQ Institute, we would like to gift each of you one free pass to the festival.”

The rapper said to commemorate the achievement, he’s issuing one free general admission pass per graduating student for SITW next weekend, which is going down right there in town. Pharrell tells the seniors to check with their school teachers/leaders to redeem the gift.


The DC mayor, Muriel Bowser, chimed in to endorse the move, “The school year is coming to a close, and we want every DC graduate to know just how proud we are of their accomplishments!” Bowser wrote on Twitter. 3-day passes to the festival are currently being sold for $350, so it’s a big move by Pharrell to hand out tickets to the thousands of students in DC’s public school system.

As for how many tickets this might end up amounting to, it’s a bit unclear. Pharrell only said this applies to grads in the public school system and according to their website, there are just over 2,000 seniors enrolled this year. No word on how many are graduating. Considering, 3-day passes go for $350 a pop, so Pharrell appears to be shelling out about $700k for this, if not more.

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Shubham Banerjee

Shubham Banerjee is a computer science student with a passion for technology, gadgets and coding. He writes for Thirsty for News, sharing his love for information and learning. In his free time, he enjoys photography, music, and football. Though, he is a fan of Barcelona, but he is disappointed with their recent performance.

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