The best musical performance to a crowd up to 3,000 in Dubai last year
Time Out Dubai staff
The winner of Dubai's Best gig (up to 3,000 capacity) is Black Lips / Lazzy Lung, The Music Room Scuzzy American rockers Black Lips headlined a double bill alongside noted Beirut indie band Lazzy Lung. The Music Room, September 27, 2012.
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The Highly Commended for Dubai's Best gig (up to 3,000 capacity) is Bob Geldof, The Irish Village The former Boomtown Rat returned to The IV to help celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, again. The Irish Village, March 15, 2012.
The Highly Commended for Dubai's Best gig (up to 3,000 capacity) is Point of View with Bumblefoot, Rock Nation Local rockers Point of View impressed Guns n’ Roses six-string slinger Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal so much, he flew out to help launch their debut album. Hosted by Rock Nation at Hard Rock Café, October 3, 2012.
Al Jarreau The happiest man in jazz showed off his peerless vocal prowess in Dubai – at 71 years of age. Hosted by M Premiere at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, December 7, 2012.
Beenie Man The dancehall legend returned to Dubai for a spirited club set. Chi@The Lodge, May 18, 2012.
Elios & Boulou Ferré The authentic gypsy jazz brother duo gave a spellbinding set. Hosted by Alliance Française de Dubai at Blue Bar, May 26, 2012.
Estelle The ‘American Boy’ singer helped XL celebrate its first birthday in style. Hosted by Accenture Entertainment at XL Beach Club, March 30, 2012.
Macy Gray The soul-pop songstress proved she’d still got it, leading a tight band through several Stevie Wonder covers. The Irish Village, December 6, 2012.
Schubert Ensemble of London The acclaimed chamber group performed memorable readings of works by Schubert, Schumann and modern British composer Martin Butler. Hosted by Dubai Concert Committee at DUCTAC, Oct 8, 2012.
The Congo Faith Healers Mixing a rockabilly twang with a gypsy swing, this British quartet mashed genres with majesty at a low-key IV gig. The Irish Village, January 26, 2012.