Trio of top gigs coming to The Irish Village

Toploader to headline first of three big gigs, and it’s free

The Irish Village, Toploader, Brian McFadden
The Irish Village, Toploader, Brian McFadden
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It’s the middle of summer, and that means all eyes turn towards the slightly cooler months and the post-summer season of gigs that we’re treated to with comforting regularity.

The first wave of said post-summer gigs has been announced, and a trio of classic British acts are coming to town through the end of October and November.

The Irish Village, one of the city’s top live music venues (and shortlisted by Time Out Dubai at the 2018 Music & Nightlife Awards), is getting ready to welcome Britpop-meets-alternative band Toploader on Thursday October 25.

Best known for their monster cover of Dancing in the Moonlight from back in 1999, Toploader will be putting on a free gig at The Irish Village, full of classic hits from back in the day, plus a range of newer material the band has been working on in recent years.

“We don’t like to consider ourselves to be a nostalgia band, playing the old songs and living off the dream,” guitarist Dan Hipgrave told Time Out Dubai ahead of their gig at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in May 2017. “We are still creating music and writing new songs, and the thing we need to realise is that we are still young enough and energetic enough to do that.”

The fact it’s a free gig is cracking, so don’t miss out on the chance to scream along to this belter…

Also on the line-up for the winter season is Brian McFadden, formerly of Westlife, who’s playing on Thursday November 15, before ’80s pop powerhouse group James comes to play on Thursday November 22 – chairs and all…

Check back for more information on ticket sales and availability as it comes out. For now, get marking your calendars.
Thu Oct 25 (Toploader), Thu Nov 15 (Brian McFadden), Thu Nov 22 (James). The Irish Village, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 239 5000).

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