No international acts to play at Gulf Bike Week in 2013

Biker festival will offer a showcase of local bands at new Media City location

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

This year's Gulf Bike Week has shifted from its long-term home at Festival City, instead to take place at Dubai Media City.

But that's not the only change from the music-friendly festival which has brought artists including Amy Winehouse, Megadeth, Nickelback and Pharrell Williams to Dubai - this year's event will host no international acts at all.

But wait - that may not be the bad news it might sound like. Organisers are instead using the festival to showcase a total of 14 regional bands across the three-day event, which runs from October 24-26.  

Confirmed acts include well-known UAE rock bands Juliana Down and Sandwash, upcoming The Boxtones, Irish Village residents The Maplejacks and guitar whizz Jay Wud.

Aside from music the fair will offer more than 40 exhibition tents, as well as entertainment options including stunt shows, activities, food and drink.

The new set up will also see prices kept low, with day passes Dhs60 for adults and Dhs20 for children, and less distinction between the daytime exhibitions and evening gigs, with one ticket covering the whole day.

Stay tuned for a full band line-up.

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