Snow Patrol to headline Jazzfest
THE EMIRATES AIRLINE Dubai Jazz Festival is returning early next year and two massive acts have now been announced.
Northern Irish rock band Snow Patrol and British jazz-funk band Jamiroquai have been confirmed to take the stage at the festival, which all kicks off on Wednesday February 20 at Media City Amphitheatre.
While the festival does perhaps have a rather loose definition of the word “jazz”, this three-day series of gigs never fails to bring with it a stellar line-up of household names, legends of pop and contemporary superstars.
At this year’s event we saw John Legend, Duran Duran and Ricky Martin take over the stage, and 2019 musical stars are set to raise the bar even higher.
Headliners Snow Patrol are performing their first UAE gig in seven years at the event – which promises to be a sell-out.
Playing on Wednesday February 20, the band have over 15 million album sales, over a billion global track streams, five Platinum albums and nominations for both Grammy and Mercury Prize Awards.
Meanwhile Jamiroquai are best known for dominating the UK charts with a string of ’90s hits including “Virtual Insanity”, “Cosmic Girl” and Godzilla theme tune “Deeper Underground”, and have sold more than 40 million albums.
Since the Dubai Jazz Festival started in 2003, there have been more than 500 shows.
The name for the third and final day was yet to be announced at the time of press, so follow timeoutdubai.com for the latest news.
Tickets are on sale now and we can’t wait to get our toes tapping to these stars.
→ Dhs350 (regular), Dhs550 (Golden Circle), Dhs750 (access to Lounge platform), Dhs1,250 (access to lounge platform with unlimited canapés and soft drinks/house beverages). Wed Feb 20-Fri Nov 23. Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.dubaijazzfest.com.
“The event promises to be a sell-out”