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Jeddah World Fest: Janet Jackson and 50 Cent have been added to the line-up

The musicians will be performing in Saudi Arabia on July 18

Janet Jackson is performing in Saudi Arabia on July 18. AFP
Janet Jackson is performing in Saudi Arabia on July 18. AFP

Following Nicki Minaj's cancellation, Janet Jackson, 50 Cent and Future have been added to the star-studded line-up at Saudi Arabia's Jeddah World Fest. They join the likes of producer and DJ Steve Aoki, rapper Tyga and singer Liam Payne on the bill.

The superstars are last-minute additions to the festival's line-up, as it is set to take place today on Thursday, July 18.

It is the first time Janet Jackson, 50 Cent and Future have all performed in Saudi Arabia.

"Amazing news! Janet Jackson is confirmed to perform at Jeddah World Fest! We can’t wait to see this incredible icon in Jeddah," Jeddah Season tweeted on July 17.

Jeddah Season announced the addition of Future and 50 Cent to the bill within an hour, writing: "50 Cent! Wow wow wow 50 Cent is going to perform live at Jeddah World Fest!"

Chris Brown, R3wire and Varski are also on the line-up.

Jeddah World Fest is a part of cultural festival Jeddah Season, which has already attracted a host of big name stars, including Marshmello and the Backstreet Boys.

Nicki Minaj had been set to perform at the festival, but pulled out following backlash to her lyrics and on-stage outfits.

"After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest," the singer said in a statement.

Tickets for Jeddah World Fest have already sold out. The festival is set to kick off at 7pm (KSA) with the first performer on stage at 8.45pm (KSA) on July 18, at KASC Stadium Jeddah.

Updated: July 18, 2019 09:15 AM

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