The Jacksons, Rick Astley, the Brand New Heavies and Maceo Parker will be among the highlights of this year’s Jazz Picnic at Paloznak near Lake Balaton from August 1 to 3, the event’s founder told public broadcaster M1 on Monday.
Celebrating their 55th anniversary, The Jacksons formed by Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon of the famed The Jackson 5 brothers will perform on the first day of the festival hosted by a local winery, Orsolya Valde said. They will pay tribute to their brother Michael Jackson who died ten years ago.
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The festival will feature Hungarian pop-funk-jazz band Peet Project on the same day and London’s acid jazz and funk group Brand New Heavies on the following day.
The line-up on the closing day includes British singer and songwriter Rick Astley and American funk and soul jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker.
The three-day festival will also feature other Hungarian jazz performers, children’s programmes, local wine and cuisine.
In the featured photo: Rick Astley. Photo by Rankin/Press