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Done Events Launches Brand New Music Event – Blended

March 19, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

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Done Events has today announced the launch of a brand new music event for the UAE; Blended.  Created to appeal to music lovers from far and wide, Blended brings together – a mix of Blues, Roots, Jazz, Soul & Folk and features internationally acclaimed global artists.

uhotelsresortsThe unique two-day event kicks off on Thursday 1st May 2014 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

Co-headlining day one is Australian musical legend Xavier Rudd who with an array of guitars, didgeridoos and percussion, has been credited with re-introducing Australians to indigenous music, mixing blues, reggae and folk while introducing the rest of the world to an entirely new sound.

Xavier is joined by UK soul sensation Joss Stone, famed for her gravelly but lustrous vocals.  Joss, who had a record deal in place at the tender age of just fifteen, from which platinum selling albums including The Soul Sessions and Body Mind and Soul, 2 BRITs and a Grammy Award quickly followed.

It is perhaps day two which brings the most highly anticipated pairing of Diana Krall and Elvis Costello, each bringing their unique musical styles to Blended.

Legendary Canadian Jazz Pianist, Diana Krall, has sold over 15 million albums worldwide, winning 2 Grammy and 8 Juno Awards in the process, establishing her as one of the best-selling jazz artists of her time.  Whilst Elvis Costello will perform his highly acclaimed solo show.  Credited for being instrumental in the first wave of British Punk and New Wave movement, Elvis’ multi-award winning career includes a Grammy Award.

In addition to the quality live music ticket holders can expect an up-scale food and beverage offer with options either seated or ‘picnic’ style tickets. The event is expected to become an annual fixture in the Dubai events calendar.

The launch of Blended follows Done Events’ highly successful inaugural RedFestDXB music festival last weekend, which attracted more than 18,000 people, who were treated to live performances from Jessie J, John Newman and Rita Ora amongst others.

Thomas Ovesen COO of Done Events comments; ‘We know that a large number of   people across the region crave culture and quality live music. Blended has been developed to meet this gap in the market, and launches a completely new live music concept in the Middle East. With the events’ programming focused on a very diverse range of artists that have never played before in the region previously, Blended by its very nature, means that year on year we can create a unique, high quality live event proposition that is unique to Dubai and the Middle East.

Dubai Tourism Executive Director Hamad Bin Mejren added ‘As part of the Tourism Vision for 2020 we are actively working to establish high quality annual events that can become synonymous with the city.  Blended’s impressive line-up, including the world-first pairing of Elvis Costello and Diana Krall performing together live on stage is another fantastic addition to our 2014 events calendar’

Blended will take place on Thursday 1st May from 6:00pm and on Friday 2nd May from 4:00pm.  Further artists will be announced in due course.  Tickets priced from 350AED go on sale to the general public from 10:00am Thursday 20th February in-store at Virgin Megastores and online at www.blended.ae

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