OneRepub­lic

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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

Rex Fea­tures

US band OneRepub­lic are head­lin­ing the last night

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