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Essence announced this morning that Janet Jackson will be headlining their 2010 Music Festival, which is scheduled for Fourth of July weekend.

It will be her first time at the Fest and her first full concert since her ‘Rock Witchu’ tour stop in New York’s Madison Square Garden back in 2008.

Janet will perform on July 2, the opening night.

Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Keri Hilson, Gladys Knight, Raphael Saadiq, and tons of others are also part of this summer’s line up.

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