Full Dubai Jazz Fest 2018 line-up confirmed

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The full line-up for this year’s Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival has been announced, and we now know who will be filling the bill this February.

With giant headliners Duran Duran, John Legend and Ricky Martin set to wow the crowd at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre between Wednesday February 21 and Friday 23, crowds can now look forward to three brilliant support acts getting ready to open each night.

Ahead of UK ’80s pop rock legends Duran Duran on Wednesday 21 there’s going to be a massive, 12-piece urban jazz act hitting the stage, and they are big. Renegade Brass Band are a UK-based act with grimy R&B rap, samples and beats busted out via a full brass band – it’s a brilliant fusion, and their unique sound has taken them to Glastonbury as well as support slots for Jamie Cullum, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash and more. Check this out.


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Supporting John Legend on Thursday 22, US singer China Moses will be bringing her smooth, New Orleans-inspired soul and jazz (with an English blues slant). The music’s funky, it’s classy, it’s intelligent, and it’s the perfect accompaniment to R&B superstar John Legend.


Finally, supporting Latin pop star and Grammy award-winner Ricky Martin is Poncho Sanchez, a positive veteran of the Latin scene. Sanchez’s sounds are jazzy and infectious, with three decades of performing making him one of the most influential artists of the iconic sound from the region.

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Tickets are available now for each day, with prices starting from Dhs342 for Duran Duran and Dhs394 for John Legend and Ricky Martin.

From Dhs342. Feb 21-23. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.dubaijazzfest.com.

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