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…

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? 

August

The 1975

Indie pop rockers The 1975 will grace the stage at Dubai’s new Coca-Cola Arena on Wednesday August 14, with tickets on sale now, priced from Dhs200 and available from the1975dxb.com. The band, consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel, will come to Dubai as part of their world tour, which commenced earlier this year. When they take to the stage in Dubai, fans can expect to hear some of their best-loved hits including Chocolate, Love Me and Give Yourself A Try.

 

The 1975, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, Wednesday August 14, from Dhs200. the1975dxb.com

Westlife

Irish boyband Westlife will take to the soon-to-open Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk on Thursday August 29 as part of their 20th Anniversary tour. Westlife first broke into the harts with their debut single, Swear It Again, and went on to have a string of hits including What Makes A Man, World of Our Own and Flying Without Wings. Tickets are on sale now, with early bird tickets priced from Dhs250.

Westlife at Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, Thursday August 29, from Dhs250. livenation.me

September

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming to Abu Dhabi this September as part of the week-long Abu Dhabi Showdown week, which will lead up to the UFC 242 fight. The gig will take place on September 4 at the currently under construction UFC arena (called The Arena), which is being built on Yas Island. The four-piece rock band were last in the Middle East in March, when they performed in front of Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza. ‘Showdown Week’ will run from September 1 to 7 with a week-long schedule of city-wide events and activations take place including pool and beach parties, shopping and restaurant deals.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers at The Arena, Abu Dhabi, September 4, tickets from Dhs250. adshowdownweek.ae

The Supremes

Legendary girl group The Supremes will be performing at the QE2 this September. You’ll be able to catch current members Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene, who were part of the original recording trio, alongside Joyce Vincent for two performances on September 11 and 12. Tickets will go on sale soon, priced from Dhs180. The Supremes dominated the charts in the 60s and 70s with smash hits such as Stop in the Name of Love, Baby Love and You Keep me Hanging On. When they take to the stage in Dubai, soul fans will be able to dance the night away to their biggest hits live, taking a nostalgia trip back to the days of soul and funk.

The Supremes, Theatre by QE2, QE2 Dubai, Port Rashid, Wednesday September 11 and Thursday September 12, from Dhs180. theatrebyqe2.com

October

Rita Ora

Pop sensation Rita Ora is headline a new festival headed to W Dubai – The Palm, called WAKE UP CALL. From Thursday October 10 to Saturday October 12, Marriott Bonvoy members can gain access to the festival, which aims to ‘take the festival experience off the fields and onto fabulous hotel ground’. Room key and ticket holders can explore the hotel to find performances on the main stage and WET Deck. Room rates start from Dhs1,333 per night for two guests, if you prepay in advance. An additional guest can be added to the room for Dhs350 per night. If you’re looking for a day pass, you’ll have to wait a little longer as tickets will be release online ‘soon’.

Rita Ora at WAKE UP CALL, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, October 10 to 12. wakeupcallfest.com

Disclosure

Dance duo Disclosure are also headlining WAKE UP CALL festival at W Dubai – The Palm. From Thursday October 10 to Saturday October 12, Marriott Bonvoy members can gain access to the festival, which aims to ‘take the festival experience off the fields and onto fabulous hotel ground’. Room key and ticket holders can explore the hotel to find performances on the main stage and WET Deck. Room rates start from Dhs1,333 per night for two guests, if you prepay in advance. An additional guest can be added to the room for Dhs350 per night. If you’re looking for a day pass, you’ll have to wait a little longer as tickets will be release online ‘soon’.

Disclosure at WAKE UP CALL, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, October 10 to 12. wakeupcallfest.com

Eminem

Eminem will play a massive gig in Abu Dhabi at Yas Island’s Du Arena on October 25 as part of his Kamakaze World Tour. The rap superstar was last in the capital when he was a part of the F1 after-race concert line-up in 2012. The artist has produced some of the most iconic rap of his generation including Lose Yourself, Not Afraid, The Real Slim Shady and Without Me. Ticket prices start at Dhs395 and are already available for you to purchase.

Du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, October 25. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets start at Dh395. ticketmaster.ae

November

Mica Paris

Aretha Franklin fans, get excited. A one night only tribute event is coming to Dubai Opera later this year, as British soul singer Mica Paris takes on some of Franklin’s best-loved songs at the stunning venue. The concert will take place Thursday November 14 2019, so stop ‘Day Dreaming’ and get your tickets – which are on sale now from Dhs150.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 8pm, Thursday November 14, from Dhs150. Tel: (04) 4408888. dubaiopera.com

Passenger

Pusker-turned-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Passenger is headed for Dubai Opera on Wednesday November 20. Michael Rosenberg AKA Passenger’s international number one hit single, Let Her Go, has topped the charts across the globe and been viewed on You Tube over 2 billion times. His hit was also nominated for a Brit Award for British Single of the Year in 2014 and earned him an Ivor Novello.

Passenger at Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 8pm onwards, Wednesday November , from Dhs195. Tel: (04) 440 8888. dubaiopera.com

Travis Scott

Hip hop superstar Travis Scott will headline at the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019. Scott will perform at du Arena, Yas Island, on Friday, 29 November, the second of four after race concerts. Anyone that caught his ASTROWORLD tour in person or on social media will know that it was a spectacular production, so visitors to the F1 can expect nothing less from his performance in Abu Dhabi later this year. Fan’s can expect some of his world-famous hits such as ‘Sicko Mode’, ‘Antidote’ and ‘Yosemite’. 

Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, November 28 to December 1, prices vary. yasmarinacircuit.com

The Killers

Synth-rockers The Killers will perform at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after race concerts. The Mr Brightside hitmakers will close the show on the Yasalam After Race Concerts at du Arena on Sunday December 1. When the four-piece rock band take to the stage at du Arena later this year, fans can expect to hear an array of their singles from the last two decades including Somebody Told Me, Human and their iconic hit, Mr Brightside.

Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, November 28 to December 1, prices vary. yasmarinacircuit.com

December

Kylie Minogue

Australian-British pop sensation, Kylie Minogue, has been confirmed as the headline performer on Friday, December 6 at the Sevens Stadium. The Grammy Award-winning artist will have fans Spinning Around from 9.30pm after the second day of the world-famous tournament. Expect to hear some of her biggest hits from the last 30 years, such as Can’t Get You Out Of My HeadOn A Night Like This and Love At First Sight. Tickets for the event on Friday, December 6 will cost Dhs400 or Dhs500 for the whole weekend.

Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019, Sevens Stadium, Dubai, Thursday December 5 to Saturday December 7, Thursday free, Friday Dhs400, whole weekend Dhs500, under 12s free. dubairugby7s.com

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