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UAE’s 2017 Concert Schedule

Here is your constantly-updated guide to all the concerts scheduled for the year as soon as they are officially announced

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The Beats on the Beach concert at the Abu Dhabi Corniche

The UAE kicked off 2017 with a smashing performance by Coldplay at the du Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. With several acts for the 2017 confirmed in January alone, here’s what you can expect from the year ahead.

The latest update: Take That gig moved to Nov 29


February

Virgin Radio’s REDFEST DXB 2017 (Feb 02-03)

Day 1 will see Daya, The Veronicas, G-Eazy and Sean Paul take the stage.

...and day 2 will be Demi Lovato, Mike Posner, Tove Lo and Alessia Cara

Location: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre Ticket Prices: RedFan Single Day – Dh395; RedPit Single Day – Dh695; RedZone Single Day – Dh995 (inclusive of unlimited F&B); RedFan Weekend – Dh695; RedPit Weekend – Dh1195


Clean Bandit at Solis DXB (Feb 10)

If you’ve listened to the radio of late, you have definitely heard the tune below.

Clean Bandit together with Showtek (Believer w/ Major Lazer, Booyah, Bad Feat David Guetta); Wankelmut (My Head is a Jungle, One Day); XIIAM and David De Luca will be at Solis DXB!

What’s that? It’s Dubai’s latest beach festival – a brand new beach concept that focuses on live music and EDM genres.

Location: Nasimi Beach, The Atlantis - Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Tickets: General Admission (Early Bird) Dh150 ( Limited Quantity); General Admission (Regular) Dh250; VIP Dh300 includes (VIP bar service with cash bar, Charging stations, Front row viewing experience, Elevated viewing platforms, separate entrance) Entry: +21 Contact 56 6756834 Email support@tixbox.com


Ky-mani Marley at Bob Marley Birthday Fest (Feb 10)

Reggae Beachfest brings to you the 4th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Festival on Friday February 10th from 3pm till 3AM @DIMC grounds powered by TRUCKERSDXB. Bob Marley’s son Ky-Mani himself will headline the event.

Location: Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Ticket Prices: General Admission - Dh125


Tom Jones and The Rad Trads (Feb 22)

The legend that is Sir Thomas Jones Woodward will be at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Fest this year. With a career spanning six decades, sales of over 100 million records and thirty-six Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom, this performance is a must-see.

Location: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre Ticket Prices: Regular: Dh275-325; Golden Circle: Dh445-525; Fan Pit Dh795; VIP Deck: Dh1295


Mariah Carey + Raul Midon (Feb 23)

The best-selling female artist of all time with 220 million records sold and eighteen number 1 singles to her name will be headlining the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2017.

Location: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre Ticket Prices: Regular Dh395; Golden Circle Dh795; Fan Pit Dh995; VIP Deck Dh1595


Enrique Iglesias + Nathan Sykes (Feb 24)

Enrique is back in the UAE. If you missed his previous performances in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, make sure you don’t miss this one. Enrique’s bagged over 200 awards including multiple Grammy, Billboard and American Music Awards.

Location: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre Ticket Prices: Regular Dh395; Golden Circle Dh795; Fan Pit Dh995; VIP Deck Dh1595


March

Rod Stewart’s The Hits Tour 2017 (March 02)

British music icon Rod Stewart is all set to make his Abu Dhabi debut on March 2 at the du Arena on Yas Island. The Hits Tour 2017 will see the 72-year-old bring all of his biggest hits, from the 1970s to now.

Location du Arena on Yas Island Ticket Prices start at Dh250


Guns N’ Roses (March 03)

Billed as a once-in-a-lifetime event and conveniently titled ‘Not in This Lifetime... tour’, the Guns N’ Roses concert is by far the biggest events on this list. Most of the original lineup is back, so get ready to witness Axl Rose, Duff McKagan on the bass, Slash on the lead guitar, Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese on the keyboards, Richard Fortus on the rhythm guitar and Frank Ferrer on the drums.

Location: Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai. Tickets start at Dh400


Bryan Adams World Tour (March 09)

If you thought March can’t get any better, it does. Bryan Adams brings his GET UP World Tour to the Autism Rocks Arena a week after Guns N’ Roses tear it apart. Rest up, recover, repeat.  

Location: Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai. Ticket Prices: Regular Dh295; Golden Circle - Dh595; VIP Package - Dh995 (Dh895 Ticket Price + Dh100 F&B Voucher)


Sia (March 25)

March just keeps getting better. Sia will headline the Dubai World Cup (DWC) at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.

This will be her first performance in the UAE and she is “thrilled” about it. Sia’s performance, similar to the headlining acts in previous years, will be limited Dubai World Cup Ticket holders. 

Location Meydan Racecourse in Dubai Tickets start Dh450 More info at store.meydan.ae


April

Olly Murs (April 28)

Olly Murs, will bring his 2017 Spring Tour to Abu Dhabi on April 28. Presented by du Live this is the artist’s first performance in Abu Dhabi.

Pre-sale for du customers starts at noon on February 6 and FLASH pre-sale starts at noon on February 7. Tickets start at Dh250 go on sale at to the public at noon on February 8 via www.ticketmaster.ae.

Location: du Forum in Yas Island Tickets: www.ticketmaster.aeand Virgin Megastores in UAE. From Dh250


May

Justin Bieber- The Purpose World Tour (May 06)

The lovely team at the 117Live have been working hard this year. Justin Bieber is back. Here’s a fun fact, Bieber has beaten a record previously held by Drake and The Beatles as he had 17 songs in the Hot 100 in one week.

Location: Autism Rocks Arena Ticket Prices: Regular Standing Dh335; Golden Circle Standing Dh595; Fan Zone Standing Dh995; VIP Platform Package Dh995; Where Are U Now Backstage VIP Experience Dh1,850; I'll Show You Backstage VIP Pit Experience Dh2,800


October

Dream Theater (October 6)

Get ready for 20-minute long tracks as the Grammy-nominated band — featuring John Petrucci (guitarist, co-founder), John Myung (bassist, co-founder), James LaBrie (vocalist), Jordan Rudess (keyboardist) and Mike Mangini (drummer) — finally graces the region.

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Sean Kingston (October 6)

If you’re not into Dream Theatre, head down to Yas Island where Sean Kingston will be headlining the Caribbean Beach Festival in Abu Dhabi.

The third Caribbean Beach Festival will take place at Yas Beach, Abu Dhabi from 4pm to 3am. Grammy nominee Jah Cure will also be performing alongside Sean Kingston.

Location Yas Beach, Abu Dhabi Tickets available online for Dh120 and for Dh150 at the door. 


Gorillaz (October 27)

Gorillaz will perform live on the 27th October at Dubai Autism Rocks Arena, when Fiesta De Los Muertos returns for its 2nd edition.

Location: Dubai Autism Rocks Arena Tickets: From Dh350 Note: Fiesta De Los Muertos is open to music lovers of all ages (Children below the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult).


Stormzy (October 27)

Nick Jonas, was supposed to co-headline the Halloween-themed music festival Fiesta De Los Muertos at Dubai Autism Rocks Arena on October 27, organised by 117Live. However, scheduling issues forced him to pull out. Instead we have Stormzy - which is equally awesome.

Date: 27th October Location: Dubai Autism Rocks Arena Tickets: From Dh350 Note: Fiesta De Los Muertos is open to music lovers of all ages (Children below the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult)


Massari (October 27)

The Lebanese-Canadian R&B star Massari, known for songs such asSmile For Me, said he is “so excited to perform at Fiesta De Los Muertos this Halloween, [shout out] to all my Middle Eastern fans.”

Location: Dubai Autism Rocks Arena Tickets: From Dh350 Note: Fiesta De Los Muertos is open to music lovers of all ages (Children below the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult).


Carly Rae Jepsen (October 27)

Canadian singer and songwriter of the breakout hit “Call Me Maybe” will perform at the Dubai Autism Rocks Arena for the Halloween-themed LIVE music festival Fiesta De Los Muertos

Jepson will join British grime and hip-hop rising-star Stormzy, the British virtual band Gorillaz, Lebanese-Canadian R&B singer Massari, Mexican musicians The Mariachis, Consoul Trainin and Electronic duo Arcade 82.

Location: Dubai Autism Rocks Arena Tickets Regular Standing: Dh350, Fan Pit Standing: Dh995 (Includes a Fiesta merchandise item, early access to the venue and an exclusive Meet & Greet raffle amongst all Fan Pit guests arriving prior to the general doors open time) VIP Platform: Dh995 (Includes F&B Voucher worth Dh100)


November

Jennifer Lopez (November 17)

She’s back again. JLo will perform at the The Autism Rocks Arena in Dubai on 17 November. Lopez’s previous Dubai concert was in 2014.

You can now register for a Pre-Sale Invitation at www.117live.com. You will receive a link with a pre-sale invitation in the coming weeks.

Location: Autism Rocks Arena Tickets Pre-sale registration open now. 


Ed Sheeran (November 23)

November just got awesome. Ed Sheeran will perform at The Autism Rocks Arena in Dubai on November 23. Pre-sale tickets go on sale on May 9 through the Dubai Calendar app; general sales kick off on May 11. This isn’t the Grammy winner’s first gig in Dubai; he performed here in 2015.

Location: Autism Rocks Arena Tickets Pre-sale tickets go on sale on May 9


Calvin Harris (November 23)

This is the first of the 4 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts this year.

Location: du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Tickets The Yasalam After-Race Concerts are open to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket-holders only.


J. Cole (November 24)

Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment announced that hip-hop star J. Cole will replace Kendrick Lamar for the Yasalam After-Race Concert on Friday 24th November.

Due to circumstances beyond the promoters’ control, Lamar won’t be performing due to personal reasons and J. Cole will take his place.

Location: du Arena, yas Island, Abu Dhabi Tickets The Yasalam After-Race Concerts are open to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket-holders only.


Mumford & Sons (November 25)

After several hints on social media, British rockers Mumford & Sons has been confirmed as the third act to perform at the Yasalam After-Race Concerts.

Location: du Arena, yas Island, Abu Dhabi Tickets The Yasalam After-Race Concerts are open to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket-holders only.


Pink (November 26)

Pink comes back to the UAE as one of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts.

Location: du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Tickets The Yasalam After-Race Concerts are open to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket-holders only.


Take That (November 29)

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen of British band Take That, make their way to Dubai on the back of their sell-out tour of the UK and November tour of Australia.

Location Dubai Media City Amphitheatre Tickets From Dh350


December

Elton John Live in Dubai (Dec 8)

After being postponed a few times, the latest date of the Elton John gig is December 8.

Location Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Ticket Prices: Pearl Dh295; Bronze Dh395; Silver Dh595; Platinum Dh995; Diamond Dh1,195


Katy Perry  (December 31)

Pop star Katy Perry has been confirmed to bring in 2018 in the UAE. Perry will perform a New Year’s Eve show at Yas Island’s du Arena. Ticket prices range from Dh350 (General Admission) to Dh895 (Golden Circle).

Location du Arena, Yas Island Tickets on sale soon


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