British '80s pop megastar Tony Hadley coming to Dubai

Spandau Ballet singer headlines Taste Dubai food festival

British '80s pop megastar Tony Hadley coming to Dubai

To Cut a Long Story Short, it’s True.

An '80s music icon is coming to Dubai – and it’s going to be Gold.

Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet is set to headline the opening night of Taste of Dubai next month.

The lead vocalist of the British mega-band will perform classic pop anthems from breakout album True for the first time in the city.

He will take to the mic on Thursday March 7 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre as part of the food, drink and music festival.

Also, joining the line-up will be South African-inspired band 4TheMusic and soul, jazz, pop and blues singer Sam Tring. There will be Italian eight-piece jazz band Mark Zitti and the Fratelli Coltelli and also Stephanie Goudie with her four-piece band playing classic jazz and soul covers from the '70s, '80s and '90s.

And, bringing the entire three-day event to an end will be well-loved Dubai DJ Sheps on the main festival stage.

VisitBritain and wego are giving foodies the chance to taste 20 of the city’s top restaurant dishes, join in live cooking demonstrations and also take notes from an excellent line-up of celebrity chefs this year.

Doors for crooner Tony open at 4pm and for a limited time only you can get your hands on an early bird discount rate.

The Dubai Food Festival is back, and it's the ultimate celebration of all things gastronomic running for 17 days from Thursday February 21 to Saturday March 9.

And there are experiences for everyone – whether you're looking to experience the best home-grown concepts, discover Dubai's best small eats or eat at some of the city's top culinary hotspots.

There'll even be a huge cheese festival with workshops on how to choose the best fromage – as well as a street food fair at City Walk beach canteen full of foodie treats.
Early bid: Dhs380 (two VIP tickets), Dhs210 (one VIP ticket), Dhs200 (two standard tickets), Dhs120 (one standard ticket). Usual rate: Dhs570 (two VIP tickets), Dhs285 (one VIP tickets), Dhs350 (two standard tickets), Dhs175 (one standard ticket). Mar 4, 4pm-midnight. Prices and times vary Mar 8-9. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.tasteofdubaifestival.com.

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