It's going down in NOLA this year at Essence Music Festival 2020, July 3 through July 5. Save the dates and make plans to attend, as The Source reports, the artist line-up is going to be fierce. Headlining this year are none other than, Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars! Yaasss honey!

This will be Janet's 3rd time performing at the annual party with a purpose, and this year will be extra special because she is launching a world tour and dropping a new album. Ms. Jackson stopped by the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to talk about her upcoming project and global road trip. Peep the interview below for more details.

Janet kicks off the U.S. leg of her Black Diamond World Tour June 24th at the American Airlines Arena in Miami and will make a stop at Essence before closing out the stateside run in August on the 23 at the Tacoma Dome in Washington. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday (Feb. 13) via Live Nation, with presales for the tour beginning Tuesday (Feb. 11) at 12 p.m. local time. While a release date for Black Diamond has yet to be announced.

The album will be the 53-yr old's first since her 2015, Unbreakable. Black Diamond will feature songs from all 12 of her multi-platinum albums including a special performance of ‘Rhythm Nation 1814.’ This year marks the 30th anniversary of the iconic 1989 song and album, which is why 2020 is going to be an extra special year for Janet. For the entire tour schedule click HERE.

Bruno Mars will make his first appearance at the Essence Music Festival and word has it, he's gearing up to drop a new project as well. Though he's still riding high on tracks from his 2016 24K Magic release, the time is right for some new tunes. I will keep you posted with any new album details, should that be the case. In the meantime, the artist line-up for the 2020 Essence Music Festival has been announced and the rest of this year's MAINSTAGE acts are as follows: The legendary Patti LaBelle, Janelle MonaeSummer Walker,  Raphael SaadiqSwizz Beatz Elephant Man.

SUPER LOUNGE acts including the one and only Stokley from Mint Condition, SiR, Goldlink, Jidenna, MasegoRapsodySaweetieSmino, and many more.