The American pop-rock band were announced as the third and final headliner. OneRepublic are best known for their hits Apologise, Counting Stars and Stop and
Stare. They released their new album, Wanted, and a song of the same name this year.
The band’s leading man, Ryan Tedder, is the musical genius behind some of the biggest pop hits of modern times, including
Right Where I’m Supposed to Be,
the anthem of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, which was held in Abu Dhabi.
It was co-written by Tedder, Nina Woodford and Greg Wells, and performed by the all-star line-up of Avril Lavigne, Tedder, Luis Fonsi, Assala Nasri, Tamer Hosny and Hussain Al Jassmi.
As well as fronting One Republic, Tedder has written hits for the likes of Beyonce (Halo), Adele
(Rumour Has It) and Ellie Goulding (Burn).
Support act: Sammy Miller and The Congregation
This jazz band hails from Los Angeles. The Grammy-nominated drummer, Sammy Miller, formed the group, which have become known for their youthful and energetic take on jazz music.
Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival runs from February 26 to 28 at Dubai Media Amphitheatre. Details are at www.dubaijazzfest.com
US band OneRepublic are headlining the last night