Today the organization announces the first 22 names of artists performing at the 43rd edition of the NN North Sea Jazz Festival. The O'Jays, Khalid, Gregory Porter with Metropole Orkest, Gary Clark Jr., Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Earth Wind & Fire will be among the acts performing at the Dutch festival this year. North Sea Jazz 2018 will take place on July 13, 14 and 15 in Rotterdam Ahoy.
North Sea Jazz and NN Group are combining their strengths and embarking on a three-year partnership. Starting with the next edition, NN will be the title sponsor of the North Sea Jazz Festival and the festival will be known as the NN North Sea Jazz Festival.
We are proud to announce the complete line up of this year’s edition. New additions to the program include Grace Jones, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Mary J Blige and The New Power Generation ‘Celebrating Prince’. Over 150 performances in total will take place in the weekend of July 7, 8 and 9, spread out over 14 stages. This year special attention will be given to the Chicago music scene, the progressive PI Recordings label and 1917, a special year for jazz.