The North Sea Jazz Festival, one of the biggest international music events, is coming to Hong Kong for the first time this November, as the first stop of its debut tour to Asia.
The Hong Kong show, set to take place between November 14 and 16, will be staged at the new promenade in Central. The organizer remained tight-lipped on the roster of star musicians that are expected to perform, merely saying that over 30 international and local artists or groups will participate, Sing Tao Daily reported Friday.
Top names such as Sting, Santana, Alicia Keys and Bruno Mars had performed at the annual festival previously, which is traditionally held in the Netherlands.
Begun in 1976, the festival has become an iconic event for jazz music lovers worldwide.
Jennifer Chan, one of the persons involved in organizing the Hong Kong show, said they had considered staging the event at the West-Kowloon Cultural District site. However, that idea was dropped as a lot of construction work is still going on in the area, she said.
According to Chan, the event will feature a main stage and two smaller ones, facilitating multiple shows to be held simultaneously. There will also be special dining areas and VIP lounges, combining art, leisure, great food and commercial activities into one place.
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