Sting set to headline Dubai Jazz Festival
John Legend, James Blunt and Christina Perri will also play at the event
International hit star Sting has been announced as the headline act for this year’s Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival and will perform on February 26.
Set to belt out many of his greatest hits, including “Desert Rose”, “Englishman in New York,” he will also perform some of The Police’s most popular classics such as “Message In A Bottle” which helped the band to secure a place in The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
“With more than 100 million album sales and 15 Hollywood movies under his performing arts belt, Sting is the real deal, a true star of iconic status and we are thrilled to secure him as the headline act for the festival’s second day,” said Anthony Younes, Co-Founder and CEO of Chillout Productions.
“His ability to effortlessly and successfully compose and perform Jazz, Pop and Rock songs makes him the ideal artist to help us mark the evolution of Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival® 2015 towards becoming an event that brings together a multi-genre fusion of international musical talent in order to perform in front of the world’s most multicultural and cosmopolitan audience.”
The support act is 28-year-old American violinist Lindsey Stirling who is also a dancer, performance artist, and composer of a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and hip-hop to electronic dance music. She gained fame in 2010 as a quarter-finalist on America’s Got Talent season five and has since released two studio albums, an EP, and several singles.
Some 35,000 music fans are expected to attend the main gigs during the three-day event with the line up including singer and songwriter James Blunt and award-winning musician Christina Perri who will be making her Middle East debut. The lineup also includes singer-songwriter John Legend.