Lizzo, Stormzy Among Acts Confirmed For North Sea Jazz Festival
Lizzo and Stormzy are the among the first wave of artists for the North Sea Jazz Festival’s hugely-anticipated return to the Ahoy Centre in Rotterdam this July. Taking place from Friday 7 – Sunday 9 July 2023, this year’s event will present a line-up bursting with huge international stars from across the worlds of jazz, blues, soul, pop and beyond.
Three-day weekend tickets are already sold out, single day tickets go on sale from 1 February at 10am GMT and available here: https://www.northseajazz.com/en/tickets/
Joining superstar UK rapper and singer Stormzy and multi-GRAMMY-winning singer Lizzo, will be the Mercury Prize-winning rapper Little Simz, UK hip hop sensation Loyle Carner, multi-GRAMMY-winning singer Lizzo, music royalty Tom Jones, visionary singer and songwriter Van Morrison, the truly legendary blues singer and guitarist Buddy Guy, captivating soul trio Gabriels, R&B and neo soul powerhouse Jill Scott and gospel phenomenon Mavis Staples, among many others.
The festival has also confirmed an array of some of the world’s most celebrated jazz artists including South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, revered trumpeter and educator Wynton Marsalis with his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, pioneering guitarist Pat Metheny with Side-Eye, Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, Maria Schneider & The Oslo Jazz Ensemble, Bill Frisell, Hermeto Pascoal, Stanley Clarke, Yussef Dayes, Ezra Collective and many more.
Welcoming more than 75,000 music fans each year, the North Sea Jazz Festival has built an incomparable reputation since its inaugural year in 1976 hosting a string of musical icons over the years from Miles Davis and Count Basie to Amy Winehouse and Adele. This summer the festival expects more than a thousand musicians, spread out over 150 performances and fifteen different stages. Less than an hour’s plane-ride away, a direct train from London St Pancras or ferry ride, the North Sea Jazz Festival is easily accessible from the UK and perfectly suited for a weekend retreat.
The current line-up can be found here, with more acts to be announced in the coming months: https://www.northseajazz.com/en/program/