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? 

October

Skepta

It’s good news for Dubai-based Skepta fans as the legendary British MC and grime rapper will be raising the (non-existent) roof at White Dubai on Thursday, October 10. He’s performing as part of the club’s new UNDRGROUND night which is heavily influenced by the London grime scene. Fans can expect an energetic performance from the Mercury prize-winner who’s best-known for tracks including Shut Down, Too Many Men and Rolex Sweep. The doors of the Dubai super club will open at 10pm with the party carrying on until 4am. Entry is priced from Dhs200 for guys however ladies will get free entry and complimentary drinks until 1am.

 

Skepta, White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Thursday October 10, 10pm to 4am, free for ladies, Dhs200 for guys. whitedubai.com

Rita Ora

Pop sensation Rita Ora will headline a new festival headed to W Dubai – The Palm, called WAKE UP CALL. The festival will take place from Thursday October 10 to Saturday October 12, and while we’re still not sure of the schedule (or when each artist will perform), we reckon it’s likely that all artists will perform on Friday night. Two-day passes for the Friday and Saturday start from Dhs295 for entry to the festival, or Dhs445 for Friday brunch at WET Deck from 1pm to 4pm, and entry to the festival. Upgrade to the two-day elevated package for Dhs595 per person, which includes entry to the festival and all its events, plus access to an elevated viewing platform with select unlimited beverages from 7pm to 1am on Friday night. If you want the elevated pass plus brunch, it’s Dhs990.

Rita Ora at WAKE UP CALL, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Thursday October 10 to Saturday October 12, festival tickets from Dhs100. wakeupcallfest.com

Disclosure

Dance duo Disclosure are also headlining WAKE UP CALL festival at W Dubai – The Palm. The festival will take place from Thursday October 10 to Saturday October 12, and while we’re still not sure of the schedule (or when each artist will perform), we reckon it’s likely that all artists will perform on Friday night. Two-day passes for the Friday and Saturday start from Dhs295 for entry to the festival, or Dhs445 for Friday brunch at WET Deck from 1pm to 4pm, and entry to the festival. Upgrade to the two-day elevated package for Dhs595 per person, which includes entry to the festival and all its events, plus access to an elevated viewing platform with select unlimited beverages from 7pm to 1am on Friday night. If you want the elevated pass plus brunch, it’s Dhs990.

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

Carl Cox

Legendary British house music DJ Carl Cox will be kicking off Soho Beach DXB’s season opening on October 11. The Brit DJ is one of the most famous faces on the house and techno scene and has headlined some of the UK’s biggest festivals. He’s no stranger to Dubai either, having spun the decks at iconic locations like Atlantis, The Palm and Blue Marlin in recent years.

Soho Beach DXB, Meydan, Dubai, 9pm to 4am, Friday October 11, from Dhs100. Tel: (052) 388 8857. Facebook.coom/SohoBeachDubai

Mariah Carey

Global superstar Mariah Carey is set to perform a free concert in Dubai this month, to celebrate the one year until Expo 2020 mark. The concert will take place on Sunday October 20 with Carey set to take to the stage at exactly 8.20pm (20.20) at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai. The pop songstress behind hits including We Belong Together, Always Be My Baby and Fantasy will share the stage with Emirati star Hussain Al Jassmi at the Expo 2020 one year to go celebratory concert.

Expo 2020 One Year To Go Concert, Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, 8.20pm, Sunday October 20, free. platinumlist.net

Brand New Heavies

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). The band will take to the stage at The Irish Village in Garhoud on Thursday October 24, with tickets priced at Dhs175. They will also be joined by 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.

The Irish Village, Garhoud, Dubai, 9pm, Thursday October 24, Dhs175. Tel: (04) 239 5000. theirishvillage.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, doors open from 6.30pm, Friday October 25, from Dh395. ticketmaster.ae

Fatboy Slim

Big beat dance legend Fatboy Slim will headline a Halloween-themed gig on Thursday October 31 on the first day of Party in the Park 2019. Worshipped for tunes such as Right Here, Right Now and Praise You, in a previous interview with What’s On in 2018, the legendary DJ told us that he “loves the abandon” of a Dubai crowd.

Party in the Park, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, 6pm to 1am Thursday October 31 and 2pm to 1am Friday November 1, from Dhs160. partyinthepark.ae

November

The Kooks

Brit rockers The Kooks will take to the stage on Friday November 1 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre as part of an epic line-up of Party in the Park acts. Over more than a decade in music, The Kooks have released smash hits including Naive, She Moves In Her Own Way and Bad Habit, and we can’t wait to see them perform all their top hits live in Dubai this November.

Party in the Park, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, 6pm to 1am Thursday October 31 and 2pm to 1am Friday November 1, from Dhs160. partyinthepark.ae

Richard Ashcroft

Also joining the Friday line-up for Party in the Park 2019 is English singer-songwriter, Richard Ashcroft joined by his full band for the first time in the UAE, who’ll be taking festival goers through some Bittersweet Symphonies, performing a string of his releases both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Verve.

Party in the Park, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, 6pm to 1am Thursday October 31 and 2pm to 1am Friday November 1, from Dhs160. partyinthepark.ae

Lighthouse Family

Following in the footsteps of some big names announced to be performing at Party in the Park are Lighthouse Family. Taking to the stage on Friday November 1, expect to sway your arms to some of their uplifting smash hits like Lifted and High from their six-time platinum album, Ocean Drive. They will also be performing material from their latest album, Blue Sky In Your Head, which is their first album in 18 years. 90’s babies, your time is now.

Party in the Park, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, 6pm to 1am Thursday October 31 and 2pm to 1am Friday November 1, from Dhs160. partyinthepark.ae

UB40

Abu Dhabi’s Taste of Abu Dhabi festival will run for three days from Thursday November 7 to Saturday November 9. Taste of Abu Dhabi will see celebrity chefs, live cooking demos and live music, lots of it. Old-school British reggae band UB40 will be taking to the stage on Thursday, November 7 and belting out some of their biggest hits.

Taste of Abu Dhabi, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, November 7 to 9, from Dhs60. tasteabudhabi.com

Boyzlife

Does the name ‘Boyzlife’ sound vaguely familiar but you can’t work out why? Well, it is in fact a hybrid of 90’s boybands Boyzone and Westlife. The new band is made up of Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Westlife’s Brian McFadden and crowds at the Taste of Abu Dhabi festival can look forward to an array of both bands top when they perform on Friday, November 8.

Taste of Abu Dhabi, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, November 7 to 9, from Dhs60. tasteabudhabi.com

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, 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

Dua Lipa

The second ever music concert to be held at The Pointe will see superstar singer Dua Lipa perform on Friday November 15. Tickets to see the New Rules hitmaker live in Dubai are priced at Dhs250 for general admission and Dhs350 for fan pit access. With all tickets, visitors will get a Dhs100 credit to spend at a wide range of dining outlets at the waterfront destination on Palm Jumeirah. Tickets are available via ticketmaster.ae. The event will kick off at 4pm, with a host of local opening acts taking to the stage before the grand performance from Dua Lipa later in the evening. Free shuttle buses will be available from various locations across The Palm to transport guests to and from The Pointe from 4pm onwards.

Dua Lipa live, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, 4pm onwards, Friday November 15, from Dhs250. ticketmaster.ae

AR Rahman

Award-winning musician, Allah-Rakha Rahman, more commonly known as AR Rahman returns to Dubai on Friday, November 15, 2019 to perform at City Walk’s Coca-Cola Arena. The Indian music director is known as ‘the Mozart of Madras’ described by Time magazine as the world’s most prominent and prolific film composer. He is known for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres and traditional orchestral arrangements.

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, Friday, November 15, 2019, Dhs50 onwards, Tel: (04) 439 0900, doneevents.com coca-cola-arena.com

Passenger

Busker-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 two billion times. His famed 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 20, from Dhs195. Tel: (04) 440 8888. dubaiopera.com

Marshmello

Happier hitmaker, Marshmello will open the weekend on the Yasalam After Race Concerts at du Arena on Thursday November 28. When the mysterious helmet-wearing music producer takes the stage at du Arena later this year, fans can expect to hear an array of his hit singles from the last four years including HappierWolvesFriendsAlone and Silence – all of which were clues to Yas Marina circuit’s teaser post.

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

Lana Del Rey

Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey will also perform at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after race concerts, taking the stage on Saturday November 30. Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known professionally as Lana Del Rey, captured the world’s attention with her debut single Video Games in 2011. Her unique musical style has been described as ‘Hollywood sadcore’ or alternative pop, as she takes influences from a variety of opposing genres. Fans can expect some of her biggest past and current hits, including Video Games, Born to Die, Summertime Sadness and West Coast. It will be the first time that the songstress has performed in the UAE.

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 in 2019. 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

Dido

British singer Dido, known for hits such as Thank You and Here With Me, is set to perform in Dubai later this year. The star is currently on a world tour of her fifth album, Still On My Mind. It seems the artist saved the best for last, as her final show will be at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Friday December 13. Tickets are now on sale from Dhs295.

Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Friday December 13, from Dhs295. ae.bookmyshow.com 

Mel C

Spice Girls fans, bookmark Friday December 13 in your diaries as Mel C, aka Sporty Spice, is returning to Dubai to perform a DJ set and some of her old tracks at Dubai beach club, Zero Gravity.

Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, 5pm til late, Friday December 13, free for ladies, Dhs100 for guys with two free drinks. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae

Bruno Mars

Music megastar Bruno Mars has been confirmed as the headline act for the New Year’s Eve concert at du Arena in Abu Dhabi this year. The 11-time Grammy award-winning star will take to the stage on Tuesday December 31. Famed for hits including Just The Way You Are, Grenade, Uptown Funk and When I Was Your Man, fans can expect to sing along to all his biggest tunes when he takes to the stage at du Arena at the end of the year.

Resolution Festival, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Tuesday December 31, 2019 and Wednesday January 1, 2020. info.thinkflash.ae

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