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14th Sep 2015

The Jackson 5 pay tribute to late brother Michael at Bestival: “He’s here in spirit”


The Jacksons paid tribute to Michael Jackson as they performed at Bestival at the weekend.

Playing a set full packed with The Jackson 5’s biggest hits, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie took the stage on the Isle of Wight and took a moment to honour the late King of Pop.

Jermaine told the crowd: “Thanks to our little brother Randy and, of course our brother who’s here just in spirit, Michael.”

The Jackson brothers played a string of hits including ‘I’ll Be There’, ‘Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)’, ‘ABC’ and ‘Want You Back’. They also played Michael’s hit song ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ from his hit album ‘Thriller’.

The siblings’ sister Janet Jackson also made a return to the stage earlier this month, kicking off her ‘Unbreakable’ world tour in Vancouver, Canada, on September 1.

The 49-year-old star paid tribute to Michael – who died in June 2009 – during her set and broke down in tears as she performed ‘Scream’, the pair’s hit 1995 duet.