Blended Festival Dubai: Schedule, tickets, line-up, times and more details

The Backstreet Boys, Mel C and Lemar are all performing

The weekend we’ve all been waiting for is rapidly approaching and now the organisers of Blended Festival have released the official schedule.

For weeks we have been fixated with the return of the (now) man band that is the Backstreet Boys and have channelled our girl power at the opportunity to sing along with the best (in our opinion) Spice Girl, Mel C.

Now the full itinerary of what we expect will be the best night of our lives (or at least of 2018) has been released. Cue excited screams/dancing/arm flailing.

Although if you're still looking for tickets, sadly it's all sold out.

Doors will open at 4pm on Friday (April 20), giving you an hour and 15 minutes to gear up for the first act, pop singer Omar Afuni at 5.15pm, followed by Canadian-Lebanese singer-songwriter Danny Aridi at 6pm.

At 7pm English soul and R&B singer and undisputed heartthrob Lemar, will be taking to the stage to serenade us with the likes of If There’s Any Justice and Time to Grow.

At 8.30pm Melanie C will be high-kicking her way onto the stage with some Spice Girls anthems as well as some of her own material. We literally cannot contain ourselves.

At 9.30pm, prepare to scream yourself hoarse. Tell me why? For The Backstreet Boys, of course.

Festival-goers can expect absolute classics like Everybody, Shape of My Heart and I Want It That Way, and we are more than ready to relive our teenage angst, heartbreak and Nick Carter obsession.

Remix Rich will be bringing proceedings to a close with a DJ set.

We're digging out our pedal pushers.
Sold out. Fri April 20. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Dubai Media City, www.blended.ae.

If you weren't able to get to the gig, then head along to the official after-party of Blended Festival 2018, taking place at WHITE Dubai at Meydan Racecourse Grandstand. Open from 11pm until 4am, the Backstreet Boys will be heading straight to the venue after the concert, and you can hang out with the band all night until the early hours. For tickets and reservation on the night, call 050 443 0933. Early bird tickets are available for ladies costing Dhs250, including two house beverages, and Dhs400 for general admission with three house drinks included.

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