The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao has announced the lineup for its sixth annual Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival on September 3-5, and, as in the past, it’s packed with international superstars.
This year’s headliners will include John Legend, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Wyclef Jean, Juanes and Lionel Richie along with many other performers.
The wildly popular three-day festival draws music lovers from around the world to enjoy an eclectic mix of performances that offer something for everyone, from those who prefer pop hits to die-hard jazz fans. This year’s festival roster will also feature internationally renowned artists such as salsa singer Oscar D’Leon, British soul singer Emeli Sandé, the R&B group The Pointer Sisters and jazz vocalists Gregory Porter, Charles Bradley and Cassandra Wilson. In the past, the festival has featured music icons such as Bruno Mars, Rod Stewart, Smokey Robinson, Alicia Keys, Prince, Sting and Stevie Wonder.
All festival performances will take place at Curaçao’s World Trade Center in Piscadera Bay. During their stay on Curaçao, festival goers can enjoy many of the island’s amenities and activities which include more than 35 beaches, excellent snorkeling and diving and walking tours of Curaçao’s colorful capital city, Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Curaçao is also home to more than 50 different nationalities, so the island offers a diverse array of dining choices offering specialties from around the world.
Festival tickets are available for $195 per day. For festival information, visit www.curacaonorthseajazz.com/en/ and to learn more about Curaçao, visit www.curacao.com.