Justin Timberlake has a big year ahead of him.
He's currently hard at work on his forthcoming studio album, tapping Timbaland, Pharrell, Max Martin, Danja and Chad Hugo for production and songwriting. He's also headlining Rock In Rio on Sep. 17 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Then a few weeks later, JT will return home to Tennessee where he's slated to perform at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival on September 23 and 24 at the Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin.
The two-day festival also includes performances from Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples, Gary Clark, Jr, Walk the Moon and many more.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 4, 2017
As the Tennessean points out, JT scored a 126-acre plot of land in Leiper’s Fork, TN in 2015. He joined the Pilgrimage team last year because it’d be “an amazing opportunity to help build an exceptional event and contribute to my community.”
Is there enough time for JT to release new music by then? Definitely. The "Mirrors" singer has been hard at work on his fourth solo album for some time now. He mentioned last year to expect it at the very latest by 2018. "I won’t talk about that shit right now," he said at the time of a potential release date. "Just because, there may be a longer length of time that this stuff that we’re working on right now [needs], and then when it comes out it may turn into something completely different.”
His new music will be done when it's done, but those festivals are locked in.