Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and the launch of Pacha Ibiza Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
RedFestDXB Ke$ha,Tinie Tempah, Conor Maynard and Marvin Humes from JLS are all set to perform as part of this brand new music festival in Dubai. The event will take place over two stages and will feature more than 25 different artists. Other highlights on the bill include The Lumineers, Naughty Boy, John Newman and A-YO, which is a DJ collaboration between Amy Winehouse producer Mark Ronson and BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. There’s also an option to buy a ticket for one of the days or two day packages. Dhs299-1,399. February 13-14. Thurs doors open at 6pm. Fri doors open at 9pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.timeouttickets.com.
Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival This music festival is set to see Mexican- American guitar maestro Carlos Santana perform on February 20, with UK crooner Jamie Cullum and female US pop singer Colbie Caillat scheduled to hit the stage on February 19. Other musicians on the star-packed bill include UK singer Olly Murs, teen favourites The Wanted and grunge rockers Stone Temple Pilots, who are now fronted by former Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington. February 13-20. Festival Park, Dubai Festival City (800 8682).
The Rolling Stones Yes, they may not be appearing in Dubai, but we still think the appearance on our shores of arguably the greatest rock'n' roll band of all time is quite a big deal. Mick and Keith and the other Stones will be stopping by to perform a selection of their hits and hopefully repeat the success of their storming Glastonbury festival headlining slot and memorable 2013 Hyde Park gigs. Dhs495-3,995. February 21. Du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (800 8682).
Eric Clapton live The 68-year-old UK legend, nicknamed Slowhand, Eric Clapton is regarded as one of the greatest rock guitarists, like ever. A former member of the bands Cream, Derek and the Dominos and The Yardbirds, Clapton, who has collaborated with everyone from The Beatles to Elton John, will be taking to the stage here for a special performance. Expect him to run through an outstanding catalogue of hits with ‘Layla’ and ‘Crossroads’ when the legend plays Dubai. Dhs350-Dhs1,450. March 6. Doors open at 6pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.timeouttickets.com.
Pacha Ibiza Dubai The Ibiza super club brand will be opening a new sprawling three-story venue that is set to boast a restaurant, lounge and cabaret space. The club, which is scheduled to open this year, will occupy the Madinat Jumeirah space that was previously occupied by Jambase and Trilogy. A launch date for 2014 is yet to be announced, but we’re expecting to see it throw open its doors very shortly. Madinat Jumeirah, www.pacha.com.