Newton Faulkner to play free Dubai airport gig

Dream Catch Me singer to perform as part of ten-hour musicDXB extravaganza

Newton Faulkner to play free Dubai airport gig

It’s set to be one of the busiest weekends of the year so far at Dubai International Airport, and to celebrate, the airport will be putting on a one-off, overnight busking festival throughout Terminal 3 this weekend.

If you’re heading away when Thursday June 28 meets the morning of Friday 29, take a bit of time to feast your eyes and ears upon the sounds of the musicDXB Ten-Hour Takeover, a special festival taking place in Concourse B from 7pm on Thursday through until 5am on Friday morning.

Topping the bill is internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner, who’s in town this weekend for a gig at PizzaExpress Live on Friday June 29 in Business Bay.

Faulkner, who’s sold millions of albums worldwide, will be celebrating the launch of his sixth studio album, Hit The Ground Running, and is performing at 11pm in Concourse B near gates B24-32. Expect to hear massive hits Dream Catch Me and I Need Something, as well as new single Fingertips.

Here’s what you’re in store for if you’re going to be in T3 on Thursday night:

And if you’ve never caught his cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody before, this is an immense watch:

Throughout the night, musicDXB will be hosting a range of Dubai’s finest musical talent, including one brilliant artist who this year received recognition from Time Out Dubai as being among the best original acts in the city.

Stephon LaMar, a highly commended act, will be bringing his soulful, North Carolina tones to the Concourses B stage at 12.30am. Earlier in the night, also on the main stage at Concourse B, local musician Richard Kennedy will be filling the terminal with his sounds.

Notable performances on the confirmed line-up at Concourse B include:

7pm – Richard Kennedy
11pm – Newton Faulkner

12.30am – Stephon LaMar
3am-5am – Arabic performances

To quote Faulkner: “That’s where I’m going, where are you going?”
Thu Jun 28, 7pm-5am. Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, Garhoud, www.dubaiairports.ae.

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