Janet Jackson to perform at Essence Festival
Janet Jackson will perform at this summer's Essence Music Festival.
The festival lineup already includes Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys.
The appearance will be Jackson's first full performance since her 2008 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The festival will be held in New Orleans July 2, 3, 4.
Other entertainers include Alicia Keys, Arrested Development, Big Sam's Funky Nation, DJ Soul Sister, Estelle, Hot 8 Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Irvin Mayfield and NOJO.