DUBAI: American singers Lauryn Hill and Bruno Major are set to debut at the UAE’s Jazz Festival on Feb. 26, 2020, against the shimmering backdrop of Dubai’s Media City Amphitheatre skyline.
The pop legend Lionel Richie will also hit the stage.
“YES! IT'S TRUE! Ms. Lauryn Hill will headline night #1 supported by Bruno Major at the Emirates Dubai Jazz Festival 2020 Presented By Mastercard with Dubai 92!” the festival tweeted.
Hill came to prominence in the mid-1990s with the Fugees, who also included Haitian-American Wyclef Jean and incorporated elements of hip-hop and Caribbean music into R&B.
The 11-time Grammy winner Mars will also headline the Resolution by Night festival on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on New Year’s Eve.
Tickets for the Jazz Festival will go on sale at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Last year, American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys performed at the festival, with a special guest appearance by traditional Emirati drummers.