R+B star Bobby Brown will reunite with his New Edition bandmates for a performance at Houston's Essence Music Festival in July (06). The MY PREROGATIVE singer, who is married to Whitney Houston, left the boyband in the 1980s to pursue a successful solo career. The Essence festival - organised by the American magazine of the same name - has been moved to Texas from New Orleans' Superdome as repair work continues following August's (05) Hurricane Katrina. Other artists on the bill include Mary J Blige, LL Cool J, Chris Brown and Sean Combs.