WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Music superstar Prince will be headlining the impressive roster of performers for the highly anticipated 4th Annual Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival. Prince, who has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career joins an impressive musical roster with some of the most popular artists on the planet: legendary divas Diana Ross and Gladys Knight, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Marc Anthony, Toto, Luis Miguel, Raphael Saadiq, Los Lobos, Harry Belafonte, Paul Anka, New Cool Collective, and many others. Prince replaces Usher, who was previously scheduled to perform.
Prince has been an indelible part of music history since the early 1980s with a long list of hit singles to his name - written both for himself and for others - and has sold over one hundred million albums. His list of awards include seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Gladys Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", has sold millions of albums world-wide over her 40 year career. Diana Ross, deemed the "Female Entertainer of the Century” by the Guinness Book of World Records, boasts 70 hit singles. These musical superstars, along with many others, will converge on Curaçao’s stage to showcase their talents to an international audience.
“The Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival is growing into one of the best music festivals in the world and headlining acts like Prince, Luis Miguel, Gladys Knight and Diana Ross cements the Festival’s reputation. Curaçao competes as an A-list destination for music and cultural tourism in the Caribbean,” says Andre Rojer, Marketing Manager North America, Curaçao Tourist Board.
The fourth edition of the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival will take place in and around the World Trade Center - Piscadera Bay on August 30 and 31, 2013. The two day festival boasts a wide range of international artists delivering an eclectic mix of Jazz, Blues, Pop, Soul, R&B, Rock, Latin and Gospel music. Leading up to the festival, a variety of free concerts and events will take place around the island.
Tickets for the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival are on sale for $195/day at www.curacaonorthseajazz.com. Travellers making their way to Curaçao for the Festival will love all the island has to offer including beaches, diving, museums, nightlife and more. Hotel and airfare packages can be found at www.curacaojazzpackages.com or by contacting your travel agent.
Selected as ‘Favorite Caribbean Destination’ for 2012 and 2013 in About.com Reader’s Choice Awards and a ‘2012 Honeymoon Hot Spot’ by Condé Nast Traveler, Curaçao is a unique Caribbean island paradise, boasting 35 uncrowded beaches, and an eclectic mix of history and culture. Explore the vibrant, culturally diverse capital city of Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage site – with its distinctive architecture, museums, monuments and world-class shopping. Indulge in Curaçao’s vast selection of flavorful restaurants, with a mix of sophisticated international and tasty local cuisines. Discover Curaçao’s abundant natural beauty, pristine dive sites and spectacular snorkeling at secluded beaches. Curaçao offers idyllic weather, situated on the outer fringes of the Hurricane Belt. To learn more about Curaçao please visit www.curacao.com/brochure.