Singer Jason Derulo performs during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus Image Credit: REUTERS

There’s more to Dubai Music Week than just the concerts. Sure, the gigs are the highlight of the three-day event, but between Wednesday, Friday and Saturday you can attend Q&As with celebrities, panel talks with industry professionals and even masterclasses to hone your singing and dancing techniques. tabloid! brings you everything you need to know about the event that kicks off on Wednesday.


Dh295-Dh550 on ticketmaster.ae

WEDNESDAY: Jason Derulo

Can you hear the trumpets yet? American performer Jason Derulo returns to Dubai as the opening night artist of Dubai Music Week. He’s sure to keep crowds entertained with his slew of recent hit singles, including Wiggle, Talk Dirty and Want to Want Me. He hits the stage at 2.30 to open the event, followed by a fan Q&A, and performs at 6.30pm.

THURSDAY: Ellie Goulding

Everybody’s starry eyed, and everybody knows — Ellie Goulding is going to put on a killer show on Thursday night. The British star’s Dubai gig comes hot on the heels of the release of her latest single, On My Mind, last week. She’s getting ready to release her album Delirium next month.

FRIDAY: 30 Seconds to Mars

You’ve been waiting for these guys since April. The four piece, led by Suicide Squad’s Jared Leto, was originally scheduled to perform during Middle East Film and Comic Con earlier this year, but they will finally hit the stage on Friday night and wrap up the week with a bang.

CELEB TALKS at Dubai World Trade Centre

THURSDAY: Jason Derulo

Time: 3pm-4pm

Derulo will treat fans to a Q&A a day after his performance. Entrance to the Q&A is free of charge for the first 1,000 ticket holders.

FRIDAY: Jared Leto

Time: 2pm-4pm

Leto will present his 2012 directional debut, Artifact, at a limited seating screening, followed by a Q&A. Tickets are Dh88 through ticketmaster.ae. VIP packages are being sold for $250 (Dh918), including priority entrance into the theatre, a signed DVD for the first 50 orders and a photo with Leto, available on adventuresinwonderland.com.



Session 1: Television Out... dubai ON demand In!

Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm

Topic: A panel discussion on the rise of web content versus the traditional television format.

Session 2: Music and the media

Time: 4.30pm-5.30pm

Topic: A how-to talk about obtaining effective media coverage in the music world.


Session 1: Dubai Music Week

Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm

Topic: A look at cultivating a music scene within the Middle East and what’s next in the region.

Session 2: Entry level radio

Time: 4.30pm-5.30pm

Topic: Want to be a broadcaster? Find out how to get into radio here.


Session 1: Video content on demand

Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm

Topic: Exploring trends in broadcasting music content via video-on-demand.

Session 2: Local scene

Time: 4.30pm-5.30pm

Topic: How labels, production houses, studios and artists can work together to create better platforms for local art.


WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY: Beat Boy Classes by Jessy Kemper

Time: 1pm-2pm

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY: Vocal Training Classes by CeCe Sammy

Time: 3pm-4pm

This will feature a different session each day, including: “So You Think You Can Sing?” Vocal Technique Bootcamp, The Art of Auditioning and Perform Like a Star.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY: Dance Classes by Kendra Horsburgh

Time: 5pm-6pm

This will feature hip hop choreography on the first day, house choreography on the second and general choreography on the third.

BizTalks are free, but require pre-registration online at dubaimusicweek.ae.

Masterclasses are Dh150 per session, and require pre-registration online at dubaimusicweek.ae.

All events take place at Dubai World Trade Centre.