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10.12.2021

Simply Red, Charles Lloyd, Thundercat and several other new confirmations

Simply Red will perform at Pori Jazz on Saturday, July 16th. Other additions to the festival program include the likes of Charles Lloyd feat. Bill Frisell, Thundercat and Finnish special ensemble Maustetytöt X Agents. Tickets for Pori Jazz 2022 are available for a special Christmas price at Ticketmaster Finland.

The iconic British band Simply Red has left an indelible mark on pop history. Led by the silky-voiced singer Mick Hucknall, the group has sold over 60 million albums over the decades.

Simply Red's biggest hits include “Stars,” “Holding Back The Years,” and “If You Don’t Me By Know.” The band released their debut album in 1985 and featured an English perspective on American rhythm music and its tradition. The band's latter albums include the 1991 studio album Stars, one of the best-selling albums in British pop history. Simply Red’s latest album, Blue Eyed Soul, was released in 2019.

Pori Jazz main concerts will be held next summer between July 14th and 16th. Several new acts have been added to the festival program including jazz stars Charles Lloyd feat. Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Sons of Kemet and Kenny Garrett with his band. Different styles of rhythm music are represented by the likes of American stars Thundercat and Cory Wong as well as the French group L’Impératrice. Finnish artists are also prominently featured with new additions Maustetytöt X Agents, Tuomo and Linda Fredriksson Juniper.

Tickets available for a special price until the end of 2021

The 55th Pori Jazz will be held between July 8th and 16th. Previously announced artists include John Legend (July 14th), Lewis Capaldi and Emeli Sandé (July 15th) and Hector Reimagined (July 16th). Several more acts will be announced during winter and spring.  

The tickets for next summe are available for a special Christmas price until December 31st. Daily tickets to Kirjurinluoto Concert Park are starting from 78 Euros (including Ticketmaster’s service fee), and a 3-Day-Ticket enabling entrance to all three main concerts is available starting from 175 Euros (including Ticketmaster’s service fee). For an upgraded festival experience please see our Pori Jazz Lounge and VIP tickets. All tickets are available at Ticketmaster Finland.

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