Last year, Joe Jonas and his band, DNCE, rocked Halloween in Dubai as they headlined the huge Fiesta De Los Muertos gig. And in 2017, megaband, Gorillaz will take on the emirate. The virtual group – led by Blur's Damon Albarn – were last in the United Arab Emirates in 2010 and will play the Autism Rocks Arena on October 27 where the likes of Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj have performed.
Organized by 117Live, they'll be joined by Mexican musicians, The Mariachis (who were on the last up for last year's inaugural event), plus Lebanese-Canadian R&B singer, Massari.
"We are thrilled to have the newest Dubai festival back in super form, hosting some of the biggest names in the music industry," CEO of 117Live Thomas Ovesen said. "We have shortlisted the artists targeting different age groups and genres of music so there is something for everyone. We will be announcing more top artists for this year's Fiesta soon and I urge fans to get their tickets now and start thinking of what to wear for this spooky and wonderfully scary night in October."
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at the show. Tickets range from AED350 for Regular to AED950 for Fan Pit Standing (which includes a piece of merchandise, early access to the venue, and entry into a meet and greet raffle) or the VIP Platform (which includes a food and beverage voucher worth AED100).