Libertine will appear with The Rumble Strips and The Temptations Review
Doherty, who has long hailed Jackson as an icon, will perform a rendition of the singer’s 1982 track ‘Human Nature’ at the October 14 event. He’ll be backed on the track by The Rumble Strips and The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards.
Gest, who was lifelong friends with Jackson, will also air a previously unseen interview between him and the self-styled King Of Pop.
“I’m thrilled to be joined by an all-star line-up of performers in celebrating his [Jackson]’s remarkable life and musical achievements.
“These are the artists who inspired Michael Jackson musically, as he had a great love of traditional soul music. Adding some of today’s contemporary musicians is just the icing on the cake.”
Shortly after Jackson’s death in June, Doherty attempted to pay tribute to him by covering ‘Billie Jean’, though he aborted the track partway through.