North Sea jazz 2017 | Top Global Artist Confirmed

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“This is one of the greatest events in music…in the world”

George Benson

 Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock, Jamiroquai, George Benson, Norah Jones, Laura Mvula and many more confirmed for North Sea jazz 2017.

Music heavyweights line up once again for the world’s largest indoor music festival in Rotterdam from July 7th to 9th

North Sea Jazz Festival, the largest indoor music festival in the world, returns in 2017 with a three-day event jam-packed with international superstars and world-class emerging talent.

The first wave of artists confirmed for 2017 include Van Morrison, George Benson, Laura Mvula, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Mavis Staples and the long-awaited return of Jamiroquai. More names will be announced shortly.

Located in the bustling port town of Rotterdam, only an hour from the UK by plane, the festival brings together the very best artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, funk, soul, r&b, hip hop and pop, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest live music events in the world.

Founded in 1976 with performances from legendary artists including Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie, the North Sea Jazz Festival was an instant success, attracting over 9000 visitors in its first year. Recent years have seen performances from some of the most exciting and well respected names in music, includingAdeleKendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, D’angelo, and a legendary three night run from Prince in 2011.

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Last modified: July 15, 2018