John Legend to perform at London’s Bluefest 2019
John Legend At Bluesfest
Multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend is the first headliner confirmed for this year’s BluesFest, which returns to The O2 in London this October. Making his first appearance in London since 2017, the Ohio-born soul star will perform a career-spanning greatest hits set including music from 2015’s Darkness & Light on Friday 25th October for what will be his only UK show of the year.
“I’m really happy to be returning to London to perform at The O2 for this year’s BluesFest. My shows in London are always extra special and I look forward to seeing everyone in October!”
Also joining the line-up for this year’s event, which runs from Wednesday October 23rd to Sunday 27th, are Neo-soul star Raphael Saadiq and iconic American singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones.
With three Grammy wins and no less than fifteen nominations amongst his catalogue of critically-acclaimed music, Raphael Saadiq has collaborated with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone and Jay-Z. Starting out in the rhythm and blues trio Tony! Toni! Tone!, the US singer songwriter has since produced songs for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, John Legend and Solange Knowles.
Rickie Lee Jones is a two-time Grammy Award winner whose inimitable style blends blues, pop, rock, jazz and folk. Over the course of an illustrious five-decade career she has collaborated with the likes of Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Dr John and her most recent album Kicks was released earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim.
More acts will be announced in due course.
Tickets on a sale Friday 2nd August at 9am at www.livenation.co.uk/festival/bluesfest-tickets
Friday 25th October
John Legend – The O2 Arena
Saturday 26th October
Raphael Saadiq – Indigo
Sunday 27th October
Rickie Lee Jones – Indigo