2013 is shaping up to be the year of Beyoncé
After a powerful Super Bowl halftime show
, the singer, 31, is embarking on the Mrs. Carter world tour – and just added a special performance.
Beyoncé will return to New Orleans's Superdome to headline one of three concerts during the 19th annual Essence Festival
, the magazine confirms.
"We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 Essence Festival
lineup. She is truly the ultimate Essence woman," Communications President Michelle Ebanks said in a statement.
The festival will also include performances by Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, LL Cool J and Brandy.
But that's not all for the ever-busy mom to Blue Ivy
. Aside from her own HBO special Life Is But a Dream
slated to air on Feb. 16, Beyoncé will also sit down with Oprah
for an episode of Next Chapter
on OWN – which will also air Feb. 16.
For information on purchasing Essence Festival tickets, click here.