Previous incarnations of the festival were hosted at Festival City and headlined by acts as diverse as Amy Winehouse, Deep Purple Pharrell Williams and Megadeth.
The complete list of bands performing at this year’s event is: The Boxtones - hard rock/rock Fat Randall - pop/punk Riff Raff - rock Nikotin - rock/hard rock Daisygrim - Alternative rock Kicksound - rock U2Gulf - U2 tribute band Core 304 - rock Shamal - rock Skreemin Egulz - biker band - blues/rock When the Night Comes - hard rock Coat of Arms - metalcore Benevolent - metal Tartarus - black metal
Oliver Ephgrave, frontman of Kicksound, said: ‘Gulf Bike Week is a fantastic opportunity for Kicksound. So far we've played mainly small scale gigs, so we can’t wait to perform at Media City Amphitheatre – a venue that’s put on shows from Eric Clapton and Iron Maiden.
‘We’re also pleased to see great local bands like Nikotin and Riff Raff on the bill, so hats off to the promoters for giving local bands a chance to shine on the big stage. It’s not just an event for bikers – it’s a real celebration of the local music scene. We’re expecting a festival atmosphere and we’re very excited to be playing.’ Tickets for the 2014 event are Dhs65 a day in advance, and Dhs90 on the day. See www.gulfbikeweek.com for more.