The full line-up has been unveiled for the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2020, presented by MasterCard.
We now know that the 2020 edition of the annual festival, now in its 18th year, will be headlined by former singer of the Fugees, Ms Lauryn Hill, R&B and soul legend Lionel Richie, and California pop-rockers OneRepublic.
And before the dust of excitement has had a chance to settle, it’s time to get all excited again because tickets for the festival have just gone on sale, with prices starting from Dhs350 per concert.
Here’s what you can expect during the 2020 edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, presented by MasterCard:
Ms Lauryn Hill – Wednesday February 26
The singer used to front hip hop three-piece the Fugees, and broke solo with what is, to date, her only solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998. Hill will be opening proceedings at the festival on Wednesday night, with support coming British jazz and soul singer songwriter Bruno Major.
One of the greatest voices of the last 30 years, she will be performing live in Dubai on Wednesday February 26, so expect hits from the Fugees era, such as Killing Me Softly With His Song, plus this absolute classic.
Doo Wop (That Thing)
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Lionel Richie – Thursday February 27
On Thursday February 27, legendary soul, pop and R&B singer Lionel Richie will be joining the bill, and he’s going to be bringing some absolutely massive tunes like All Night Long, Hello Dancing on the Ceiling and so, so, so many more.
With support coming from jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra, Richie will treat fans to some of the biggest hits from his more than 40-year career, hopefully including tracks from his time with The Commodores, as well as his glittering solo career.
All Night Long
OneRepublic – Friday February 28
Completing the bill are California pop-rockers, who will be closing the Dubai Jazz Festival 2020 on Friday February 28.
The American band are known for absolutely massive hit Apologize, originally released in 2006, but remixed by Timbaland to gain the band even more recognition in 2007 and send them to the top of singles charts around the world.
The band headlined the Dubai Jazz Festival back in 2013, so they’re back for their first appearance in Dubai in seven years.
Love Runs Out
Tickets are available now for the festival, with prices starting from Dhs350 per concert, but various additional packages are up for grabs, including an all-inclusive drinks and between 6pm and 10.30pm of each concert.
Get your tickets from www.800tickets.com now.
From Dhs350. Feb 26-28, 2020. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.800tickets.com, www.dubaijazzfest.com