The Dubai International Jazz festival - A Guide

As the city of Dubai is well known for its astounding architecture, heritage and recent developments in the technology sector, the mega-city is also well known for its Jazz festival. The Dubai International Jazz Festival is one of the factors which boosts the tourism sector of the city. This festival is conducted annually in the month of February. This year, the festival will celebrate its eighteenth anniversary. This event draws many internationally recognized artists, the most popular of them being Mariah Carey, Deep Purple, James Blunt, and John Legend. If you are travelling to Dubai this February, make sure to attend this event and have an experience of a lifetime.

The Dubai Jazz festival is one of the most iconic music festivals.
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Dates and Line - Up

The current edition of the Dubai Jazz festival is scheduled to be conducted on 26th, 27th, and 28th February. The line-up of the events are:
February 26th- Bruno Mayor and Lauryn Hill
February 27th- Spyro Gyra and Lionel Richie
February 28th- Sammy Miller and The Congregation along with One Republic

Venue

The current edition of the Jazz festival is to be conducted at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The detailed address is Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Note: If you wish to avail of metro facilities, you can choose to travel via the Nakheel Metro Station. You can avail the road transportation services as well. But, as there are some parking issues at this event every year, it is better to avail of public transportation services.
The Dubai Media City Amphitheater
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Past Highlights of the Jazz Festival

1. The 17th edition

The 17th edition of the festival was headlined by the Irish rock band Snow Patrol and Alicia Keys. Many Jazz lovers usually compare this festival with Mumbai’s Mahindra Blues Festival, as the festival comprises of performers of different genres of music, not being restricted to Jazz. The 17th edition was held at the Media City Amphitheatre in a backdrop of one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.

2. The 16th edition

The 16th edition of the festival was conducted on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd February. This event included performances from Duran Duran, John Legend, and Ricky Martin. The big names of the music industry enthralled their fans and the event was a huge success.

What You Should Expect from the Upcoming Edition?

This festival has a variety of musical performances.
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As the festival is one of the best in the circuit, there is already a lot of hype amongst the fans about the 18th edition. The present edition is sponsored by Mastercard and Emirates Airlines, so there is no doubt that the event is about to set up a benchmark for many events to follow. The Dubai Jazz Festival has won many awards, the best of them being “Best Festival” at Time Out Dubai’s Music. The best thing about this festival is the variety of performances it offers. It moves away from the traditional boundaries of Jazz by redefining the genre and implementing diversity in it.

The Performers You Should Look Out for the Upcoming Edition

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As the festival is about to break the bars, the audience will be mesmerized by Lauryn Hill, the unapologetic and super talented rapper. As this is her first event in the mega-city, you can expect her to perform her only solo album- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. After her performance, she will be followed up by the British singer, songwriter, and guitarist- Bruno Major.
The second day will be the main “crowd attractor” for the event as this day will feature Lionel Richie.

This legendary American singer and songwriter will be performing on 27th February. He will be accompanied by the American jazz fusion Spyro Gyra. This fusion is well known for its signature music- a combination of jazz, R&B, funk and pop. They are well established in the music industry as they have sold around 10 million copies worldwide of the 30 music albums published by them.

While this festival is scheduled for three days, the final day will be headlined by OneRepublic. This musical band is one of the biggest international sensations of the music industry. Watch out for One Republic’s Apologize, Counting Stars and many more to name. They will be followed by Sammy Miller from Sammy Miller and The Congregation. Be ready to dance on their tunes this February.

Where You Can Buy the Tickets?

You can head to BookMyShow UAE to know more about the event and avail passes. The best way to ensure your seat at the festival is by booking online. So, log into BookMyShow and check out for the passes.

As the Dubai Jazz Festival is one of the best shows in the continent, it surely an opportunity of a lifetime for an avid traveller. This year, it is going to be the biggest event in the festival’s history. Apart from attending this event, you can have a tour of the city. As Dubai is one of the best places to visit, you will surely enjoy the atmosphere of the city. So, make sure to experience many artists mesmerizing 15000 people on their tunes.

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