musicDXB is a ten hour takeover that takes place this Thursday and Friday
Dubai International airport (DXB) will host its first ever music festival across the airports terminals over two days to coincide with the busiest weekend so far this year.
Headlining the ten hours of live music from Thursday 28 to Friday 29 June will be British singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner, who will be celebrating the launch of his sixth studio album, Hit The Ground Running.
Faulkner, famed for his hit songs Dream Catch Me and I Need Something will play at the musicDXB Ten Hour Takeover in Concourse B near to gates B24-32.
On other stages around the airport will be locally nurtured talents like singer Stephon LaMar (video below), originally from North Carolina but has called Dubai home for five years, and Aman Sheriff, who recently supported the Stereophonics at Media City Amphitheatre and the bluesy vocals of Jay Abo, who was recently shortlisted as Best Original Act award at the Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards 2018.
The musicDXB Ten Hour Takeover will start from 7pm on Thursday 28 June, where Aman Sheriff will play in Concourse D.
Over in Concourse B, Newton Faulkner will take the stage at 11pm, playing on through to the early hours.
Stephon LaMar will perform in the link corridor between Concourse B and C from 00:30 on the morning of Friday 29 June, followed on the same stage by a trio of Arabic musicians and then closing the festival from 03:00 will be Jay Abo.
I've been to so many music festivals with multiple stages; Montreal, Atlanta, London, Toronto, Los Angeles etc and I've never seen so few and unknown acts (barring Faulkner to some degree) needing so many stages. Are there like 20 other acts that we don't know about or is this just another idea some western expat had to replicate a generic festival and dress it up in the typical Dubai "for the first time" package?