Below are the names that have now been announced for Friday, August 29th. The complete schedule including times and venues will be published later.
During their performance at the 2012 edition of the festival, it was obvious that the Mexican band Maná is one of the biggest Latin-American bands in the world. Everyone was impressed with the band that scored many awards including four Grammy’s, seven Latin Grammy’s, and five Latin-American MTV Awards and has sold over 35 million albums worldwide. The call for their return had started before the band had even left the island.
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers
With his first visit to the festival, Nile Rodgers and Chic got everyone effortlessly in motion. Not strange considering his impressive collection of hit songs he scored with Chic and other artists. Last year he added another gigantic success to the list with his cooperation to the hit of the year, Get Lucky together with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams.
Since the 1980s, Dianne Reeves is considered one of the best jazz singers in the world; a worthy ‘successor’ to Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae. As a child, Reeves started playing the piano and developed into a superior interpreter of song lyrics and gifted scat singer. She also explored areas other than jazz as she worked with Sergio Mendes and toured with Harry Belafonte.
"Maceo, blow your horn!" This message alone should be enough to have every auditorium filled with people. For those who do not know yet: saxophonist Maceo Parker was the steady sideman of James Brown. Together with Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley he formed the JB Horns. In the 1960s and 1970s, the unmistakeable sound of Maceo can be heard on the first great hits Papa’s Gotta Brand New Bag, Lickin’ Stick and Cold Sweat. For many years, he has been a star in his own right and represents the better kind of funk music.