Acid jazz heavyweights the Brand New Heavies and acid punk band The Blow Monkeys will take to the stage on October 24…

The Irish Village has previously played host to musical genres that range from pop to rock and soul. But this October, they’re set to welcome an audio treat for acid jazz and punk fans with Brand New Heavies and The Blow Monkeys live in Dubai.

The double act line-up will take to the stage at The Irish Village in Garhoud on Thursday October 24, with tickets priced at Dhs175.

When the Brand New Heavies take to the stage, prepare for a trip back to the 1980s as the throwback band perform an array of their famed acid jazz, funk and pop tunes such as Never Stop, Close To You and I Don’t Know Why (I Love You).

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Joining them on stage this October will be acid punk band, The Blow Monkeys. Formed in the early 1980s, the band enjoyed a string of successful hits across four studio albums, before splitting in the early 1990s.

Since the original members reformed in 2007, they’ve gone on to produce five further albums. Expect to hear a mix of their old and new material when they make their Dubai debut.

The 80s throwback gig kicks off a weekend of celebrations at The Irish Village, as the stalwart venue turns 23 years old on Saturday October 26. The free entry birthday bash will offer selected beverages at Dhs23 all day long, alongside family-friendly fun such as a bouncy castle, face painting, a petting zoo and Irish dancers.

The Irish Village, Garhoud, Dubai, 9pm, Thursday October 24, Dhs175. Tel: (04) 239 5000.

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