First-time rockers, returning rappers, retro boybands and DJ Roger Sanchez…

It’s a huge week in the city for live music. Whether you’re after house DJs, nostalgic boybands, rap or rock, we’ve got you covered.

So mark your diaries, these are the must-see gigs in the city this week. 

Sunday: Fat Joe at 1OAK

Grammy nominated rapper Fat Joe is set to make his debut at celeb favourite 1 OAK tonight. The rapper, who has a career spanning across 25 years has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names including Jay Z, Ludacris and Chris Brown

1 OAK, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, 10pm to 3am, Sunday April 15. Tel: (052) 881 8888. More info on website

Wednesday: Biffy Clyro at Hard Rock Cafe

Iconic Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro are set to perform in Dubai for the first time ever this week, putting on an intimate performance at the Hard Rock Cafe on Wednesday April 18.  The three-piece band, made up of  Simon Neil (guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals) have released seven studio albums to date and have sold more than 1.2 million albums worldwide.

Biffy Clyro at Hard Rock Cafe Dubai, Wednesday April 18, tickets from Dhs300. More info on website

Thursday: Roger Sanchez at Soho Garden

He first opened nightlife complex Soho Garden back in December, and now Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer Roger Sanchez will be returning to the venue to play a live set this Thursday. Sanchez, who began his career in the early 90s, is most famed for his remix of Hella Good by No Doubt, for which he won a Grammy in 2003.

Thursday: Marti Pellow at Irish Village

The voice of famous British band Wet Wet Wet, Marti Pellow, is set to perform a one-off gig at The Irish Village this Thursday April 19. The lead singer of the popular 80s band will be performing a collection of the bands most iconic hits, as well as some new solo material at the gig.

The Irish Village, Garhoud, 9pm onwards, Thursday April 19, Dhs199 seating, Dhs225 standing. Tel: (04) 239 5000. More info on website

Friday: Backstreet Boys at White

Feeling Incomplete because you missed out on tickets to the Blended Music Festival, where the Backstreet Boys are set to headline this Friday? Well, we’ve got some good news for you. An official after-party is set to take place at super club White Dubai, where the band are set to head after the concert.

White Dubai, 11pm to 4am, Friday April 20, ladies early bird Dhs250, guys early bird Dhs350, ladies on the day Dhs350, guys Dhs500. Tel: (050) 443 0933. More info on Facebook

Saturday: Tyga at Base

American rapper and hip hop star Tyga is set to make his Dubai return this month, and you’ll be able to catch him at Base on Saturday April 21, and at the brand new Tuesday ladies’ night at 1 OAK on Tuesday April 24. Tyga is one of hip-hop’s most in-demand performers of the moment, having collaborated with stars including Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Drake and Future.

Base, Dubai Design District, 10pm to 4am, Saturday April 21, Dhs200 guys, ladies free. Tel: (055) 313 4999. More info on website

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