Daryl Hall & John Oates, in association with Live Nation Philadelphia, have announced the inaugural HoagieNation Festival: a celebration of everything Philly. This event, which will take place Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 27th, will be headlined and curated by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates and will also feature performances by international multi-platinum selling band Tears For Fears plus Philadelphia son G. Love & Special Sauce, Vivian Green, Marah, Son Little, Allen Stone, Kandace Springs and more to be announced.

“HoagieNation is a wonderful and colorful place where the citizens are united by a love of cold meat and Amoroso’s rolls,” said Daryl Hall. “P.S. they ALL got soul!”

“Philly is famous for a lot of things, but the highlights just might be the amazing MUSIC and of course the HOAGIE! Well we are going to put it all together for you on May 27th at the Daryl Hall and John Oates HoagieNation festival,” said John Oates. “This will be the first, this will be historic, and you NEED to be there.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 17th at noon ET and will be available at ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Box Offices, Ticketmaster Locations or by-phone at 800-745-3000. Pre-sales start Thursday, March 16th from noon until 10 pm ET. All tickets are $89.50 and are standing room only.

VIP Tickets are also available, although no pricing has been announced as of press time. VIP tickets include access to VIP only General Admission Pit areas, private lounges and restrooms, complimentary Philly style snacks and a special poster that will be mailed after the show. There is an overall eight ticket limit.

In addition to music, the festival will also highlight the eclectic culture and cuisine of Philadelphia with numerous Philly-based food favorites, local craft beer and spirits, Philly personalities and other surprises.

“Daryl and John hold a special place in the hearts of Philadelphia music fans,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “We are extremely excited that they are launching their first-ever curated festival back where it all began, right here in Philadelphia.”

From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo, known as Hall & Oates, would score six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums—’76’s Bigger Than Both of Us, ’80’s Voices, ’81’s Private Eyes, ’82’s H2O, ’83’s Rock N Soul, Part I and ’84’s Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional 5 Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.” By 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the number one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today.

On May 20, 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards. The award has previously gone to the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Ray Davies, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton.

In 2014, Daryl and John were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2017 finds Daryl Hall and John Oates very much at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.