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Rock in Rio 2006

Rock in Rio-Lisboa confirms Jamiroquai and Corinne Bailey Rae

ORGANISERS OF Rock in Rio-Lisboa 2006, the event promising to be one of the highlights of this summer’s music festival scene, have announced Jamiroquai and Corinne Bailey Rae as the latest additions to the impressive star line-up.  The music extravaganza is due to take place at Lisbon’s Parque da Bela Vista on May 26 and 27, continuing on June 2, 3 and 4 and tickets are already on sale.  

British band, Jamiroquai, fronted by Jason Kay (Jay Kay), first burst onto the music scene in 1993 with their single When you gonna learn, following it up with their enormously popular debut album, the mega selling, Emergency on Planet Earth.  Following another five top-selling albums and several big tours later, Jamiroquai have confirmed their position as one of Britain’s most successful exports of the last decade, selling more than 20 million records worldwide.

Currently promoting their latest album, Dynamite, Jay Kay and the boys will be taking to stage on the first day of Rock in Rio-Lisboa, May 26, alongside Shakira and Ivete Sangalo.

Corinne Bailey Rae is a relative newcomer on the British music scene but has already caused quite a stir, with music critics comparing her voice to the likes of Billie Holiday, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray and hailing her as the greatest female discovery of 2006. Her first EP, Like a Star, won enormous critical acclaim and her self titled debut album, released earlier this month, has been flying off the shelves, selling 150,000 copies in just 10 days. The singer from Leeds is due to perform on June 4, warming up the crowd before performances by Sting and Anastacia.  

So far 13 of the 20 artists set to perform at the festival have been confirmed and, in addition to some of the big acts already mentioned, the line-up also features Roger Waters (ex Pink Floyd) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.