The first headliners for the shows in Belgium and The Netherlands are confirmed! 2016 featured artists include 10 time Grammy Award winning Chaka Khan, rockstar Tom Chaplin (from Keane) and Grammy Award nominee Natasha Bedingfield. Performing their hits on one stage, they will be backed by the Il Novecento orchestra, led by conductor Alexandra Arrieche, and the Fine Fleur choir.
Chaka Khan, widely known as the “Queen of Funk”, achieved worldwide success with smash hits as ‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘Ain’t Nobody’ and ‘I Feel For You’. She is a ten-time Grammy Award winner (with 22 Grammy nominations) who has the rare ability to sing in seven music genres, including R&B, pop, rock, gospel, country, classical and dance music. Khan collaborated with artists such as Miles Davis, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Mary J Blige. She is also the recipient of numerous awards for her extraordinary achievements in music and entertainment.
Tom Chaplin is best known as the lead singer of the treasured English rock band Keane who have won countless awards and sold over 10 million records worldwide. He is the voice behind multiple chart-topping songs including ‘This Is The Last Time’, ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, ‘Bend & Break’ and ‘Crystal Ball’. Tom is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to his highly anticipated debut solo album which is due for release towards the end of 2016.
Ever since her Grammy-nominated multi-platinum solo debut in 2004, British-born Natasha Bedingfield has been one of the world’s most inspiring and innovative female singer-songwriters. With three albums under her belt – including big hits like ‘Unwritten,’ ’These Words” and ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’ – and a diverse set of collaborations with artists such as Nicki Minaj and Big Sean, her artistic breadth is unmatched. Natasha has had more than 20 of her songs used in films, and recently co-wrote and collaborated with artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and others on a projected called ‘Love Song to the Earth’, a song to raise awareness of the problem of Climate Change.