Music lovers will be sure to flock to Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on 21-23 February, as the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival returns for its 16th edition. Visitors will be able to see a spectacular line-up of international bands and singers taking to the stage over the three days.
Headlining the first day of the festival will be British rock band Duran Duran, who’ll be performing some of the biggest hits from their forty-year-career, including 'Rio' and 'Hungry Like The Wolf'. Fans can also expect to hear music from their latest album, Paper Gods. They’ll be supported by Renegade Brass Band, a 12-piece band from the UK that play R&B tunes with a full brass band.
Performing on the second night of the festival, on Thursday 22 February, will be the ten-time Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend, whose hits include 'Green Light', 'Glory', and 'All of Me'. He’s worked with best-selling artists including Kanye West, David Guetta, and Alicia Keys. Supporting John Legend will be US singer China Moses, whose music is a mix of jazz, soul, and R&B.
Latin music star Ricky Martin will close the festival on 23 February. This will be his debut performance in Dubai, and fans can expect to see him performing his biggest hits, including 'Livin’ La Vida Loca', 'Vente Pa’ Ca', and 'She Bangs'. Martin has been making music since he was 12, when he joined the Puerto Rican boyband Menudo, and he’s gone on to sell more than 70 million albums around the world. Also performing on the Friday night will be Poncho Sanchez, the Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz musician.