Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to perform in Jeddah after Nicki Minaj pulls out

It is the first time Janet Jackson and 50 Cent will be performing in the kingdom



Musicians Janet Jackson and 50 Cent are among the new performers confirmed to take part in the Jeddah World Fest in Saudi Arabia, following the cancellation by artist Nicki Minaj.

The festival is set to take place on Thursday, July 18.

Read: Rapper Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert

The last-minute announcement to the line-up was announced by the Jeddah festival on Twitter on Wednesday.

It is the first time Janet Jackson and 50 Cent will be performing in the kingdom.

Other announced performers include former One Direction singer Liam Payne, DJ Steve Aoki, Future, Chris Brown, R3wire and Varski.

Saudi officials have said the Jeddah World Fest would be the region’s biggest ever live musical event.

Tickets for the event have already sold out.