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Dubai Jazz Festival sold to Done Events

The line-up for 2019 edition will be announced this week

Dubai Jazz Festival sold to Done Events

The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival has been bought from Chillout Productions by Done Events, the entertainment agency and a member of Arab Media Group (AMG).

As part of the acquisition, Done Events will organise, operate and manage the popular festival beginning from the 2019 edition. 

The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival was established in 2003 and has sold over 500,000 tickets during this time. While the line-up was initially compromised of more established jazz acts, the festival widened its remit to include artists such as Jamie Cullum, One Republic, John Legend, Sting, David Gray and Santana.

“The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival further enhances Done Events presence as the region’s largest event organizer, and grows our portfolio joining our other home-grown properties such as RedFestDXB, Blended and TagFest music festivals as well as the region’s largest comedy series, DXBLaughs," said Mohammed Sharaf, chief executive officer of AMG.

Girish Bhat, managing director at Done Events added: “We are extremely excited for the next edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, and we will be soon announcing the artists that will perform there within the next few days.”

This year’s festival runs from February 20-22nd at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The lineup will be revealed from November 26-28. Tickets will be available from www.800tickets.com

"The collaboration between Done Events and Chillout Productions commenced a few years ago as both our events, RedFestDXB, organized by Done Events and the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, organized by Chillout Productions, ran back to back. Done Events have a track record of  delivering on major shows such as  the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, we strongly believe they  will maintain the high standards that our loyal audience and sponsors are accustomed to," said Antony Younes, CEO of Chillout Productions. 

"We are confident that under the Done Events’ stewardship, the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival will continue to grow and flourish," he added. 

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