Music 2019: There’s a brand new music festival coming to Dubai

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Listen up music fans, there are several show stopping concerts coming your ways. From international, to regional and even local acts, it seems like 2019 will be a great year for music in the UAE.

W Dubai – The Palm are launching a brand new music festival this October, dubbed WAKE UP CALL.



The indie band from Manchester, are set to make their Middle Eastern debut in Dubai, this coming August. The four-piece British band will take to the stage on Wednesday August 14, with tickets on sale from Wednesday June 12 at 5 pm, available from Their concert, will be part of their current world tour, and they are are set to release their fourth studio album this summer. So, fans will likely also be treated to some new material when the group take to the stage in August.

Nancy Ajram and Saif Nabeel

Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram will be returning to Dubai this summer for a Eid concert that you wouldn’t want to miss. The singer will be joined by Iraqi singer Saif Nabeel on August 15 in Dubai World Trade Centre. General admission for the show starts from AED 95, with royal tier tickets available for AED 695. Tickets will be available in the next two days at Platinumlist Website.


This one will be a trip down memory lane for them 90s kids. Irish boyband Westlife will bring their biggest hits, which include to the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk on Thursday August 29 as part of their 20th Anniversary tour. Tickets are on sale now, with General Admissions passes starting from . Get yours now from


Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Following their spectacular performance among Egypt’s great pyramids of Giza in March, it looks like the iconic rock group Red Hot Chilli Peppers might be heading back to the region to perform in Abu Dhabi. If confirmed, they will take to the stage at the custom-built arena on Yas Island during UFC’s Showdown Week on September 7.



W Dubai on Palm has become one of the leading party venues in the city and now they are taking it up a notch by introducing WAKE UP CALL music festival to the city. It will take place between October 10-12 with RÜFÜS DU SOL, Rita Ora, and Disclosure headlining.


Can the real slim shady please stand up? One of the world’s most iconic rappers, Eminem is set to bring the heat to Abu Dhabi show at Yas Island’s Du Arena on October 25 as part of his Kamakaze World Tour. This marks seven years since his last performance in the UAE, which was part of the F1 after-race concerts back in 2012. Expect a set list that will throw back to the 1990s and 2000s, featuring some of the rapper’s most iconic tracks, and recent hits from his latest album Kamikaze, the best-selling Hip-Hop album of 2018, including  and . Tickets go on sale on today, and start from .


Mica Paris

If you are a fan of Aretha Franklin’s music, and would love to spend a night listening to her biggest hits, then this is for you. A one night only tribute event for the iconic singer is coming to the Dubai Opera, with the British soul singer Mica Paris belting some of her most loved songs. The concert will take place Thursday November 14 2019, so buy your ticket now from

Travis Scott

Listen up hip-hop fans, Travis Scott is set to headline at the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019. Every year, Formula 1 delivers, and this year will be no different. The rapper will perform at du Arena, Yas Island, on Friday, 29 November, the second of four after race concerts. If this is anything like his  tour, then fans will be in for a spectacular production, which includes hits like and . To attend the four Yasalam After-Race Concert performances it is necessary to purchase a ticket for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Tickets start from approximately


The Killers

American rock group, The Killers are set to bring the heat to the Du Arena on Sunday, December 1. The will join rapper Travis Scott, who will perform a day earlier at the same venue, as part of the four after race concerts to be held during the F1 weekend. The band were founded back in 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada and is fronted by lead vocalist Brandon Flowers. Their debut album ‘Hot Fuss’ was released in 2004 and became a massive hit, including chart-topping singles such as ‘Mr Brightside’ and ‘Somebody Told Me’. This upcoming concert marks 10 years since their last visit to Abu Dhabi and six years since their Dubai show. To attend the four Yasalam After-Race Concert performances it is necessary to purchase a ticket for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Tickets start from approximately

 Kylie Minogue

The highest-selling Australian artist of all-time and former The Voice UK judge is set to make her return to the UAE in December. Kylie will perform at this year’s Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, in celebration of the event’s 50th anniversary. The singer and former actress will perform on Friday, December 6. The multi-talented artist has more than 30-years in the music industry under her belt, so fans can expect to hear several of her hits. Tickets for her concert are available now at, priced at AED 400.

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