All the artists set to perform in the UAE in 2019

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Here are all the music megastars coming to Dubai in the coming months…

2018 was an epic year for concerts in the UAE, with big names like the Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Guns N’ Roses all taking to sold-out venues across the country.

But there’s plenty more where that came from – and we’re already getting excited for next year, with some stellar artist announcements. We’ve rounded up all the stars with confirmed gigs coming up – mark these dates in your diary!

ALSO READ: What’s On predicts: Who will perform in Dubai in 2019?

January

50 Cent

He’s known as one of the best selling rappers of all time and 50 Cent is now heading back ‘In Da Club’, returning to Base Dubai later this month. 50 Cent will headline Base’s weekly ‘Base on Friday’ night on Friday January 18.

Base Dubai, Dubai Design District, 10pm to 4am, Friday January 18. Tel: (055) 313 4999. basedubai.com

George Ezra

George Ezra is set to bring his soulful vocals to Dubai for the very first time. The English singer-songwriter, best known for hits like Budapest and Blame It On Me, will take to the stage at Dubai World Trade Centre on January 22.

George Ezra at Dubai World Trade Centre, 9pm, Tuesday January 22, Dhs295. ticketmaster.ae

5ive

Craving a 90s nostalgia fix? Then mark Thursday January 24 in your diary, as boyband 5ive are heading to Dubai. The boyband will be headlining a brand new club night at Marina Byblos hotspot, The Hideout. Fans can expect to be taken back in time with all the nostalgic feels, as they serve up a slice of British pop history with hits including When The Lights Go Out, Keep on Movin’ and If Ya Getting Down.The Hideout Dubai, Marina Byblos, Dubai Marina, 5pm to 3am, Thursday January 24, free entry. Tel: (058) 534 6000 thehideoutdubai.com

February

Jake Bugg

Known for his indie folk and soulful sound, audiences can expect to hear a mix of Jake Bugg’s greatest hits including ‘Seen It All’, ‘Lighting Bolt’, ‘Two Fingers’ as well as songs from his critically acclaimed new album ‘Hearts That Strain’  when he takes to the stage at Dubai Opera on February 7.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 8pm, Thursday February 7, from Dhs195. Tel (04) 440 8888. dubaiopera.com

Jess Glynne

Brit popstar Jess Glynne will open RedFestDXB at Media City Amphitheatre on February 14.  The London-born star has had two number one albums and a string of hits over the last few years, and last performed in Dubai in 2016.

RedFestDXB, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Thursday February 14 and Friday February 15, from Dhs395. redfestdxb.com

G-Eazy

American rapper G-Eazy will also be performing on the opening night of RedFestDXB. It’s also not the first time G-Eazy has hit the stage in Dubai – he was last here in 2018 performing at clubs including Base Dubai and Cavalli.

RedFestDXB, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Thursday February 14 and Friday February 15, from Dhs395. redfestdxb.com

Camila Cabello

Cuban-American singer Camilla Cabello will perform at RedFestDXB on February 15. Rising to fame as part of girl group Fifth Harmony, Camilla Cabello released her debut solo album in January 2018, with lead single Havana topping the charts in several countries across the globe.

RedFestDXB, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Thursday February 14 and Friday February 15, from Dhs395. redfestdxb.com

Macklemore

American rapper Macklemore will also take to the RedFestDXB stage on February 15. The Glorious rapper was last in the UAE back in 2014, performing at Abu Dhabi’s du Arena with music partner Ryan Lewis.

RedFestDXB, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Thursday February 14 and Friday February 15, from Dhs395. redfestdxb.com

Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol will perform at the 2019 Dubai Jazz Festival. The 17th edition of the music festival will take place at Dubai’s Media City Amphitheatre from February 20 to 22, with the Irish rockers set to perform on the opening evening. It will be the band’s first performance in the UAE since 2012, when they headlined the Sandance music festival on the Palm Jumeirah.

Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, Media City Amphitheatre, February 20 to 22, Dhs350. dubaijazzfest.com

Jamiroquai

Jamiroquai will also be performing at the Dubai Jazz Festival, taking to the Media City Amphitheatre stage on February 21. It will be the legendary jazz-funk band’s first performance in the UAE since 2013 when they played at the Sandance music festival on the Palm Jumeirah.

Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, Media City Amphitheatre, February 20 to 22, Dhs350. dubaijazzfest.com

Alicia Keys

The third and final headliner for the Dubai Jazz Festival is Alicia Keys, who will be closing the show on February 22. Keys – sometimes described as the Queen of R&B – will be returning to the UAE for the first time since her Set The World On Fire tour back in 2013.

Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, Media City Amphitheatre, February 20 to 22, Dhs350. dubaijazzfest.com

March

Hothouse Flowers

Irish rockers Hothouse Flowers are headed to Dubai for a St Patrick’s Day gig on Sunday March 17. The rock n’roll band have been in the industry for more than 30 years, and at their Dubai gig guests can expect to go on a journey through their hits from the 80s until now, with the band shaking up the stage with hits including ‘Feet on the Ground’, ‘The Rose’, ‘Give It Up’, and ‘I Can See Clearly Now’.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 8pm, Sunday March 17, from Dhs195. Tel (04) 440 8888. dubaiopera.com

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