Snow Pa­trol to head­line Jaz­zfest

Time Out Dubai - - CITY LIFE -

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”

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