Juliana Down is to open for Thirty Seconds to Mars when the band plays Dubai 10 April.
The UAE group – which features Dia Hassan on lead vocals and guitar, plus Sari Ramadan on lead guitar, James Sinclair on the drums and Andrew Gibson on bass - has announced they’ll be the support act for the highly anticipated gig at the World Trade Centre Arena.
“It's an honour to open for Thirty Seconds to Mars and represent the UAE. I hope we can be an inspiration to our fans. This event is going to be one of our greatest performances to date, and fans should get ready to rock out at DWTC,” Dia said about the news on Monday.
The band teased the news last week by posting on their Facebook page: “30 seconds to Dubai! Keep watching this space.’
They added after the secret was out: “Girls and boys! We are very excited to announce that we'll be sharing the stage with 30 Seconds to Mars in Dubai on April 10th ... Grab your tickets before they run out and see all you beautiful people there!”
Award-winning act Juliana Down has lead the alternative rock genre for the last decade in the Middle East.
The four-piece band from the UAE were the first to be signed to a major record label, Sony Music Middle East, and have opened for the likes of Maroon 5, Muse and Guns N Roses.
Juliana Down have performed at many of sports and music events in the United Arab Emirates, including the Rolling Stone Magazine launch, Dubai Rugby Sevens, Yas Drag Race Festival, and The Abu Dhabi Formula One.
Their latest show is in partnership with The Middle East Film and Comic Con 2015 (MEFCC), the region’s largest popular culture festival showcasing Film, TV, Sci-Fi, Animation, Gaming, Comics and more. MEFCC takes place at the same venue for three days from 9-11 April. The event will be hosted by Virgin Radio’s Kris Fade, Rossi and others from the Virgin Team.
General tickets cost Dhs295, while Fan Pit access is priced at Dhs395, and VIP Platform access is Dhs550.
Those hoping to get up-close-and-personal with the acts can get limited edition meet-and-greet tickets from www.adventuresinwonderland.com. For more information on award-winning actor Jared Leto and his fellow band members Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević, please visit www.MARSinDubai.com, or follow #MARSinDubai on social media.