Bob Geldof in Dubai for St. Patrick’s Day 2015

Singer-songwriter to play Friday 13th, March gig at Irish Village

In what is likely to be one of the least surprising, but most welcomed, gig announcements of the year Bob Geldof has been lined up to play a St. Patrick’s Day gig at the Irish Village in Dubai.

This is the ninth year in a row the campaigning Boomtown Rats front man has been in Dubai for ‘Paddy’s Day’ and his annual appearance has become a favourite fixture on the city’s nightlife scene. Once again he will be here on Friday, March 13.

“I have been coming to Dubai for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations since 2006, so this will be my ninth visit. Having the gig on Friday the 13th doesn’t phase me in the slightest. Last year, although the rain was ‘persistent’, we still managed to jam into the early hours courtesy of a makeshift stage and plenty of Irish spirit. So whatever the weather, this year is going to be a great craic as well,” said Geldof.

The gig is just one part of the popular Irish-themed venue’s three day celebration. Tickets are available from Dhs100 and will be on sale from

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