Bruno Mars, Janet Jackson highlight Essence Fest lineup

Bruno Mars accepts Album Of The Year for 24K Magic during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.
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Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars will headline this year’s Essence Festival, organizers announced Tuesday.

The festival runs from July 1 through 5th and features several events aside from the concert series.

Also performing this year on the main stage, fresh off of a performance at the Oscar’s is Janelle Monae.

Rising stars Ari Lennox and Summer Walker are also in the lineup along with R&B legends Raphael Saadiq and Patti LaBelle.

Take a look at the full lineup here.