by The Associated Press Posted Jan 26 2018 8

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 26, 2018 8:44 am PDT Last Updated Jan 26, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW ORLEANS – Janet Jackson is returning to the stage at the Essence Festival.Organizers announced the 2018 lineup Thursday for the July 5-8 festival in New Orleans. Jackson last performed at the festival in 2010.Among other headliners are perennial fan-favourite Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, with special guests Snoop Dogg and appearances by others including The Roots, Xscape, Fantasia and Miguel.Also set to perform are Doug E. Fresh’s Legends of Hip-Hop Show featuring Big Daddy Kane and Kool Moe Dee; Kelly Price’s “For the Love of R&B,” featuring Dave Hollister and Vaughn Willis; Mali Music; Marsha Ambrosius; and a unique DJ-curated experience with offerings by actor/DJ Idris Elba and MC Lyte.Additional acts will be announced later. Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg to headline Essencelast_img