Rocktoberfest off to a rous­ing start

Khaleej Times - City Times - - PINOY BUZZ -

PI­NOY UN­DER­GROUND’S FINEST stars came down hard and heavy last week­end with iconic rock group Grey­houndz kickingoff the month-long Rocktoberfest mu­sic fes­ti­val.

Fans flocked to Rocky’s Bar in Re­gent Café to watch lo­cal favourites like Up the Ante, Bul­let­cells, Tsinelas, Gati­lyo, GDE.

The bands played loud and proud along­side their rock he­roes from Manila in the first of a series of the con­certs organised by Dubaibased Filipino pro­duc­tion Pheonix LAS and Black­sheep DXB.

At the opener, Grey­houndz front­man Reg Ru­bio re­vealed he is in­spired by the en­ergy of the crowd. This is the band’s sec­ond con­cert in Dubai.

“We played in Dubai two years ago for Rocktoberfest. It was one of the best shows we’ve ever done as we shared the stage with le­gends like Queso and Slap­shock. When you do arena gigs, you get mas­sive en­ergy from the crowd and that is what com­pels us. But we also like to do in­ti­mate gigs be­cause of our close prox­im­ity to the au­di­ence. It’s al­ways a treat for us to play for the Dubai au­di­ence,” Ru­bio said.

The month-long fes­ti­val will un­fold over three con­sec­u­tive Fri­days with head­line acts

Wi­l­a­baliw on Oc­to­ber 13, ChicoSci on Oc­to­ber 20, and the le­gendary Slap­shock on Oc­to­ber 27.

Rocktoberfest tick­ets are avail­able at Rocky’s Café or at

Wingstop out­lets. All ticket hold­ers will get a chance to win a world-class Les Paul gui­tar. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.face­book.com/Rock­to­ber­festDubai

Grey­houndz are mak­ing their sec­ond ap­pear­ance on the Dubai stage in Rocktoberfest

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