Update: Example pulls out of Sandance

The lowdown
If you’ve been in Dubai for more than five minutes, you should have heard of Sandance. Since launching as a dance-centric event in October 2010, the brand expanded – and exploded – over the winter 2011/12 season with a string of six packed festivals headlined by acts as diverse as Fatboy Slim, Above and Beyond, Richard Ashcroft and Kaiser Chiefs. The team have revealed they will host just four events this winter, which, after a five-month wait since the last gig in May, makes this season opener extra special.

Capacity: 12,000.
When: 2pm-2am, Friday October 12.
Where: Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah.
Price: Dhs275 in advance, Dhs300 on the door.
Transport: Free shuttle buses to JBR, Dubai Marina, TECOM and The Greens.
Stayover options: Overnight packages at Atlantis The Palm from Dhs1,775.
See www.atlantisthepalm.com.

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