Yngwie Malmsteen, Dark Tranquillity and more rocking highlights
Time Out Dubai staff
The Lowdown Event: Dubai Rock Fest When: Friday June 7 Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
Metalheads from the emirates and beyond descended on the World Trade Centre for a mammoth bill of all things dark and heavy. Swedish guitar ace Yngwie Malmsteen headlined, and floored the audience with an endless onslaught of ridiculously dexterous six-string wizardry, every ‘song’ a vehicle for technical pyrotechnics with no concessions to form or taste. Earlier on Simone Simon, the heavily pregnant frontwoman of the Netherlands’ Epica, theatrically prowled the stage, unhindered by her seven-month bump, with social networking channels electric with praise.