Stereophonics coming to Dubai!
Party in the Park, the biggest multi-stage music festival in Dubai returns with headline acts including Stereophonics, Razorlight and The Parlotones.
The hugely successful inaugural party last year saw more than 7,000 of the coolest cats in the city soak up an all-day line up of, ground-breaking music, food, dancing and more at Dubai Media City.
Well the good news is the What’s On Party In The Park is back and it’s better than ever before with an all-star lineup and loads of activities (you can buy your tickets here).
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre will reverberate to the growling guitars (and vocals) of Stereophonics as they headline the second What’s On Party In The Park festival on November 13.
Fronted by the gravel-throated Kelly Jones, the Welsh rock icons have been drawing huge crowds for almost 20 years and for good reason. They have sold more than 20 million records and have had five number one albums in a row. The boys have also just released their ninth studio album Keep The Village Alive, which was written by the frontman and comes hot on the heels of their 2013 acclaimed, platinum-seller Graffiti On The Train.
But how have the lads from the Valleys kept strong when so many other indie bands from the nineties bit the dust? – (Oasis, we’re looking at you). Richard Jones, the Stereophonics bassist said in a recent interview that the secret to the band’s success was no more complicated than friendship.
The band had huge hits throughout the late 1990s and noughties and are responsible for anthems like Just Looking, Dakota, Bartender and Have A Nice Day – which is exactly what you’ll have if you come along to Party In The Park.
These lads have toured with some of the world’s biggest bands, including the Rolling Stones, The Who, Oasis and Queen, and now internationally acclaimed indie rock band Razorlight are heading to Dubai to perform at the What’s On Main Stage on November 13.
The Brit band, formed in 2002 by lead singer and guitarist Johnny Borrell, have regularly topped the UK charts with iconic tracks including America, Somewhere Else and Golden Touch.
One of South Africa’s most prolific rock bands, The Parlotones will bring their infectious energy and style to the stage at Party In The Park.
The South African Music Awards (SAMA) winners formed in 1998 in Johannesburg, and the foursome have become the faces of South African rock music – they even performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup concert alongside the Black Eyed Peas. Fronted by eyeliner aficionado Kahn Morbee, the band fuses pop and rock and will help get the party well and truly started at this year’s music festival.
Here’s what else is going on at our festival on November 13…
Our pals at Hype magazine, the UAE’s authority on club culture, are putting on their own shindig at Party In The Park, and if last year’s musical smorgasbord is anything to go by, you can be sure this will be one stage you won’t want to miss. Keep an eye out for line-up announcements on Hype’s facebook page.
Just around the corner will be the Hype Village, a mini festival of street culture. There will be teams of parkour enthusiasts doing tricks, a bevvy of breakdancers battling it out and a fashion avenue featuring cool threads.
If you like the sound of a British summer day out with beanbags, bunting and barbecues, then you’d best make your way to the Good Garden within Party In The Park.
Powered by the lovely folk at lifestyle magazine Good, you can bet your bottom dirham that this will be filled with live acoustic tunes – courtesy of UAE-based singer-songwriter Adam Baluch and Freshly Ground Sounds – and there will also be local artisans and gourmet goods.
EPIC BRUNCH PACKAGE
If you can think of a better way to spend an afternoon than tucking into an alfresco brunch while sitting right in the centre of all the action, with a perfect view of the What’s On Main Stage, than we want to know about it.
That’s right, you can get an unlimited barbecue brunch from 2pm to 5pm, plus entry to the festival for just Dhs650 or Dhs995 (VIP).
If you prefer food over flowered headbands at festivals, don’t worry as we’ve already lined up a gastronomic feast for you to tuck into, and the list keeps on growing! For now, we know there’ll be delicious burgers from Shake Shack and Burger Fuel, finger-licking food at the Claw BBQ shack, and delicious cups of frozen yogurt from Pinkberry. We’ve also got Arabic food from Shami Gourmet, wholesome treats from Sophie’s and Indian dishes from House Of Curry.
When? November 13
Where? Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Dubai, 2pm to midnight, Dhs295 (early bird, Dhs350 thereafter). Tel: (04) 4273000. Metro: Nakheel. partyinthepark.ae