John Legend announced for London's BluesFest, find out how to get tickets
- Becki Crossley
- 30 July 2019
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter makes the line-up alongside Raphael Saadiq and Rickie Lee Jones
BluesFest will return to the O2 Arena in London this October for its sixth instalment. The 2019 edition will run from Wed 23–Sun 28 Oct. John Legend, Raphael Saadiq and Rickie Lee Jones are the first artists to be announced for the 2019 concert series. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9am on Fri 2 Aug.
John Legend is set to play the O2's 20,000 capacity arena on Fri 25 Oct. Since his debut record Get Lifted came out in 2004, John Legend has released a further five solo albums and has won a total of ten Grammy awards as well as a Tony, an Academy and multiple BET awards among others. He is known for his soulful tunes that have earned him a fan following spanning the globe.
Multi-instrumentalist and renowned record producer Raphael Saadiq takes to the stage on Sat 26 Oct at indigo at The O2. Saadiq has worked with the likes of D'Angelo, TLC, En Vogue, Kelis, Mary J. Blige, Ledisi, Whitney Houston, Solange Knowles as well as putting out a total of six studio albums.
From one legend to another, Rickie Lee Jones has been announced for this year's festival. The singer-songwriter is set to play on Sun 27 Oct at indigo at the O2. Her latest record Kicks came out in June of this year and marks the two-time Grammy winner's seventh studio album since her self-titled debut came out in 1979.
BluesFest Lineup 2019:
Fri 25 Oct – John Legend @ The O2
Sat 26 Oct – Raphael Saadiq @ Indigo at The O2
Sun 27 Oct – Rickie Lee Jones @ Indigo at The O2