September 9, 2020

Sting, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, Agnes Obel, Gregory Porter, Ibrahim Maalouf, AliA, Black Flower, Antoine Pierre & Compro Oro

Against all the odds, a small-scale edition of Gent Jazz took place this summer. And yes, that sure was fun! But now, it’s time to get down to the real thing. And when we say “the real thing,” we mean “the most dizzying line-up in the history of Gent Jazz!” Or are we not being modest enough?

Gent Jazz will take place next year from July 8 to 17. It will feature three headliners who should have played the festival this summer: Sting (July 14), Van Morrison (July 11), and Ibrahim Maalouf (July 9). (Yes, this marks Sting’s third consecutive year on the Gent Jazz line-up, and we all know third time’s a charm, right?)

But also Herbie Hancock (July 10), Agnes Obel (July 15), and Gregory Porter (July 17), three headliners of the same calibre, are expected to play Gent Jazz next year. Just like this homegrown talent: Black Flower (July 9), AliA (July 10), Antoine Pierre (July 10), and Compro Oro (July 11).

Tickets for July 9, 10, 11, 15 & 17 are now on sale.

Ticket sales for July 14 (Sting) will start on September 25, after everyone who has bought a ticket for this year’s festival day with Sting has had the chance to redeem their voucher(s). For the same reason, Golden Circle tickets for July 11 (Van Morrison) will not go on sale before September 25. Both Sting and Van Morrison ticket buyers will be notified personally. Be sure to check your spam folder!

We are delighted to put the festival back on track after a particularly challenging year for the music industry. The enthusiasm of the artists is also tremendous. They are all looking forward to playing at the festival immensely, and we are probably looking forward to it even more! Gent Jazz 2021 will be – we don’t feel we’re exaggerating – the most special edition in the history of the festival. And we’d love to see you there!

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