Highly Commended Best Festival Dubai Jazz Festival
This year’s jazz festival was bigger and better in every way, featuring both two international headliners at most of the main gigs – with names like Santana, Olly Murs, Colbie Caillat,The Wanted and Jamie Cullum. But they also earned the purists’ favour with a stellar bill of credible classic and contemporary jazz names, including Al Foster, Steve Grossman, Larry Carlton and Sean Jones.
More than 18,000 people flocked to this brand new two-day event in Media City, which starred a pack of A-list stars including Tinie Tempah, The Lumineers, Jessie J, Naughty Boy, Conor Maynard, Mark Ronson, Rita Ora and John Newman.
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre (February 13-14 2014).
Du World Music Festival, Sundance Events
The third Du World Music Festival was by far the biggest yet, with events taking place across the emirates, topped by a series of show-stopping gigs at Dubai Media City starring acts from across the globe, including Amr Diab, Natalie Cole, Eraserheads and Train. Check our pictures of Amr Diab live at Du World Music Festival.
Clarion Events @ Dubai Media City Amphitheatre (October 24-26 2013).
MiXTAPE Rewind, Sundance Events
Cheese-tastic ’90s retro fest Mixtape returned to Dubai with another fun-filled bill including Snap!, N-Trance and Vengaboys – although it was ’70s veterans Boney M who stole the show. Check our pictures of Mixtape Rewind here.
Sundance Events @ Emirates Golf Club (January 17 2014).