Saturday 30 June 2018


US supergroup The Jacksons will fly to Scotland next weekend to pay tribute to their late father at their first gig since his death.
Tito, Jermaine, Jackie and Marlon have confirmed to Scotfest organisers that they will still perform at Ingliston Royal Highland Centre on Friday July 6.
Their legendary father Joe, also dad to music legends Michael and Janet Jackson, lost his fight to cancer on Wednesday aged 89.
Michael’s daughter Paris has already paid tribute to her granddad calling him ‘one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live.’
Scotsfest Director Stuart Prentice confirmed he had been in contact with The Jacksons management as soon as he heard the news.
He said: “We sent our sympathies through to the Jackson family as soon as we heard of Joseph's death and gave them the space they needed. We are delighted to hear they are still playing Friday night and we can’t wait to see them on stage. We know that fans in Scotland will show them the love and support that they need at this emotional time.”
Joe’s funeral is expected to take place over the next week.
An insider added: “The Jackson family are grieving but also want to celebrate the life and work of their father.  He was always of the opinion that the show must go on and as Scotfest is the first date in their tour diary they will be flying to Edinburgh to do what they do best. There will be tears but The Jacksons won’t let their fans down.”
Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers, S Club, Five Star and 911 all play Friday at Scotfest whole Boyzone, B*witched, Liberty XEast 17 and 5ive play Saturday. 

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