Grammy award-winning reggae artist Beenie Man (top right) will headline the Caribfest Abu Dhabi on March 31 at Yas Beach. The festival celebrates Caribbean and Latino culture and has food from Truckers DXB. The Jamaican musician has collaborated with the likes of Akon and Tristan Palmer and will perform dancehall numbers from his recently released album Unstoppable. Come dressed in your colourful best; 4pm-3am, tickets from Dh110 at reggaebeachfest.com, 21-plus only.
Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor is coming to Dubai that day as part of his world book tour Khulam Khulla - Rishi Kapoor
Uncensored. The 90-minute event will see the actor of hit films including Bobby and Amar Akbar Anthony talk about his struggles, passion, success and failures, with fans. (Here’s hoping he also discussing his Twitter account drama.) Amit Kumar, singer ,and son of legendary singer Kishore Kumar, will be opening the show with popular movie songs. The event will be held at the World Trade Centre (Hall 1 .) Doors open at 7.30pm and the event starts at 9.30pm. Tickets are available from Dh125 at platinumlist.net.
German DJ Robin Schulz of chartbusters such as Sun Goes Down and Waves will make waves at Nasimi Beach on March 31 with British pop band Rudimental (below) for Nasimi Sessions – a series of beachside concerts at Atlantis The Palm; expect to hear Rudimental’s hits such as Feel The Love. From 5pm-3am; tickets are available from Dh200 at platinumlist.net.
If you too love U2, keep your calendars blocked for April 6 as The Joshua Tree ,aU2 tribute act (above), are performing for free at McGettigan’s JLT.
Formed by Mick Kearns, Stephen Forde, Brian Vaughan and Derek Power, who themselves are die-hard fans of the Irish rock band, expect to hear classics such as Beautiful Day, With Or Without You and One.
Want more music? On April 7 the music doesn’t stop for a good 12 hours at Step Music, a festival at the Dubai International Marine Club. 17 of the region’s best bands across genres including indie rock, hip-hop, electronic music and pop, will perform their original compositions at the festival.
Beirut band Mashrou’ Leila are headlining. The event starts at noon; tickets cost Dh180 including access to all the bands, food trucks, vendors and activities. Visit stepconference. com/tickets.