Want to have a nice time with your crazy bunch of friends? Well, wait no more as International Jazz Festival in Dubai is all set to return for its 17th edition in the month of February this year. The annual music festival holds a very special place among all the UAE music lovers. It has evolved from limited beginnings to landing plenty of popular names in pop music. This event successfully brings together a multicultural population of Emirates through a common language of music which will be held at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from 20-22 February. The venue is beautiful and gargantuan that elevates the majestic aura of this festival.
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In addition to the succession of artists such as Ricky Martin, Duran Duran, and John Legend, the headliners of this year include Alicia Keys and Snow Patrol. Not only this, but you can also sing along with the famous British band Jamiroquai. In continuation with the festivities on 21 February, this band headed by Jay Kay will headline festival’s second night. There is a reason why it is considered as a well-known name in the music industry as Jamiroquai has been entertaining a wide section of audiences since the 90s. This group has successfully sold more than 26 million albums worldwide.
On the final and third day of the International Jazz Festival in the city, you can witness the amazing performance of songwriter, singer, entrepreneur, dancer, and author Alicia Keys. With her forever hits like ‘Fallin’ and ‘No One’, you will definitely get mesmerized by her angelic voice and wonderful lyrics. After the release of her debut album ‘Songs in a Minor’ in the year 2001, she became an immediate sensation among the population and then, there was no turning back for her. Not only she writes some really spectacular songs, but Alicia has also become a humanitarian, fashion, and music icon over the years and have won 15 Grammys for her voice.
The first edition of this amazing festival took place in January 2003 at the same venue. This International Jazz Festival has won several accolades like the Best Music Festival Awards at the Time Out Nightlife Awards 2010 as well as 2018.
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For more than 15 years, people have been enjoying the International Jazz Festival in Dubai with great enthusiasm and zeal. For 3 days, the well-known musicians give stunning performances to thousands of people in jam sessions and concerts. You can enjoy the concerts of Blues, International, and local jazz artists with your friends and family. Also, you can book your tickets online and avoid any last-minute issues to enjoy an uninterrupted musical night. This is surely the perfect weekend getaway for you to enjoy a night full of music and fun.
The festival has hosted numerous blues, jazz, rock, world, legends, pop, talents, divas and legends. Now, more top acts are coming this month to offer you an entertaining night. Music lovers can rejoice at International Jazz Festival in Dubai and have the time of their life here. While enjoying the festival, you can also savor delicious food as there are numerous beverage and food stalls around the place.
The immense crowd at Jazz Festival is enough to explain its popularity. With time, it has successfully shifted the focus from only jazz acts in order to offer itself a more universal touch to all the music fans out there.
By being a part of the International Jazz Festival in Dubai, visitors will definitely watch the stunning line-up of renowned singers and bands taking to the stage and offer them a heavenly experience for 3 days. Duran Duran, the popular British Rock Band, will perform the marvelous hits of his 40-year-old career that includes ‘Hungry like the wolf’ and ‘Rio’. The 10-time Grammy Award winner John legend will surely blow your mind with his arresting voice and graceful charm. The exact schedule of the entire event will be released just before a week of the festival’s official opening through the website and the social media channels as well. You can also apply for performing at the festival by sending an email on the official website.
The pricing of tickets are as follows:
Lounge (With access to private washrooms with lounge platform, bar, and food areas on the basis of cash and unreserved seating) – AED 750
VIP (Lounge ticket benefits, including unlimited house beverages and canapés) – AED 1250
The finishing of main stage headliners will regularly take place at midnight, so for the tourists, it is suggested to book a hotel near the venue so that they can comfortably enjoy the International Jazz Festival in Dubai. Anyone, who is under the age limit of 14 years, needs to be accompanied by an adult. Due to limited parking facilities, it would be sensible of you to opt for public transportation to reach the venue.