“Happy” singer Pharrell Williams is asking Virginia Beach locals to open their homes to attendees of the “Something in the Water” Festival.
On Sunday, the Virginia Beach megastar Pharrell Williams released a video on Facebook and Twitter to announce an exciting partnership between the City of Virginia Beach, city police, and Airbnb in hopes of showing the diversity and inclusiveness of Virginia.
Hey Virginia Beach- I'd love for you to host with @Airbnb during @SITW this April. Let's show the world the diversity, the creativity and the local flavor of our amazing Virginia Beach community. https://t.co/Vp5M7pViX0 pic.twitter.com/1jXzpZemp6— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) March 31, 2019
“We reached out to Airbnb and they made a super significant commitment to come and a part of you know, our community,” Williams said. "What I love about that is it’s not only a way for you guys to make money, but it’s also a way for you guys to open your doors to show inclusivity and diversity that we have back home in Virginia.”
The singer released the video shortly after the three-day festival was reportedly sold out on Wednesday, March 27. Tickets for the event – which is set to take place at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront from April 26-28 – went on sale March 8. Super-fans were so excited that both the VIP and early bird tickets sold out within 24 hours.
“I know we can do it,” Williams continued. “We will have a lot of fun. This is also in conjunction with the city and the police, so everybody is in. We have everybody’s support. We’re all doing this together. It’s not me, it’s we. It’s us. It’s Virginia. And, after all, you know, there really is something in the water.”
If you’re interested in becoming an Airbnb host, visit www.airbnb.com.
Will you be attending the “Something in the Water” festival? If so, let us know in the comments below!
A new law would require that dogs on the beach stay leashed at all times. Read the full initiative here!