Duran Duran, Morris Day and the Time among entertainers announced for North Carolina Azalea Festival

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Morris Day
Morris Day and the Time, best known for performing with Prince and appearing in “Purple Rain.” (Courtesy Azalea Festival)

WILMINGTON – Duran Duran, Cole Swindell, Jason Derulo and Morris Day and the Time will be performing at the Azalea Festival this year.

Duran Duran
Duran Duran, who are releasing the 14th album of the band’s 37-year career. (Courtesy Azalea Festival)

The festival’s musical acts will perform over three nights. Swindell will perform Thursday, April 6 (tickets $38.50, $48.50 day of show). Duran Duran will play Friday, April 7, (tickets $68,50, $78.50 day of show). Derulo and Day will close out the event, playing Thurday, April 8 (tickets $62.50, $72.60 days of show).

Cole Swindell
Cole Swindell, winner of the Country Music Association’s Triple Play Award for having three number one singles in 2015. (Courtesy Azalea Festival)

Shows will be held at the Azalea Festival’s Miller Lite Main Stage, located at 701 N. Front St, across from the Schwartz Center. The shows are outdoor, standing-room only and will go on rain-or-shine (refunds will be issued only for cancellations for extreme weather).

Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo, performer and songwriter for Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Sean Kingston. (Courtesy Azalea Festival)

The Azalea Festival prohibits the following items from the concert venue:

  • Chairs
  • Backpacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Any and all weapons/knives, etc.
  • Laser pointers
  • Coolers
  • Drugs and alcohol (including prescription drugs)
  • Pets
  • Outside food and beverages (including water)
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Skateboards, bikes, scooters
  • Strollers
  • Professional video equipment (iPhones allowed)
  • Drones

Tickets will go on sale on at the Azalea Festival’s website at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan 28 and will be available at the festival’s ticket office, located at 5725 Oleander Drive, Unit B7, on  Monday, Jan 31, at 9. a.m.

For information on events and tickets, including show times, visit the Azalea Festival’s website, email the Festival at info@ncazaleafestival.org, or call their ticket office at (910) 794-4650.