The Killers to play Sandance in Dubai

Of Monsters and Men and The Wailers also confirmed for anniversary bill

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Sandance will celebrate its third birthday with a headline performance by The Killers.

Fans of the festival have excitedly taken to Twitter at news that the American rockers will play at Atlantis beach on Friday October 11.

Icelandic indie sextet Of Monsters and Men and reggae legend Bob Marley’s former backing band The Wailers have also been confirmed to play at the anniversary event, while organisers have promised that international DJs will be added to the bill.

The news was broken following a sold out performance by Florence and the Machine at the festival’s season closer, on Friday May 10.

Within minutes fans voiced their approval on social media platforms. ‘The Killers. Of Monsters and Men. The Wailers. #SANDANCE I think yes! ;)’ tweeted @_samiamj.

‘Cannot wait to see @monstersandmen again!!’ added @_Dimple_. @teddypickerr tweeted simply ‘We’re going’.

Sandance launched at Atlantis beach on October 15 2010 with a headline performance by Armand Van Helden, and has grown steadily since then, now regularly attracting crowds of more than 10,000. October’s event will be 13th edition of the festival.

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