Calling All the Music Lovers to the Top Music Festivals of Middle East

Block your 2019 calendar for these soul-stirring music festivals

Who doesn’t want to escape into a world where music rules; where there is music in air? These music festivals from Middle East will soothe your ears and fill your heart with the beats that will make you want to dance with the wind.

Top 5 Music Festivals from the Middle East that Would Fill Your Soul

Dubai Jazz Festival, Dubai, UAE

Dubai Jazz Festival is one of the biggest and most popular music festivals of Middle East. Over the years, this festival has seen an awesome line-up of musicians. Many legendary artists have performed at this festival and this continues to be a huge sensation among the youth. For its 16th edition 2018, artists such as Ricky Martin, John Legend, Duran Duran, China Moses, Vera Ciocca, and Renegade Brass Band took the stage by fire.

Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 17th edition 2019

Duration: 10 days

Dates: February 13 to February 22

Where: Multiple venues across the city (yet to be announced) with the three-day main even concluding at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

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Red Fest DXB, Dubai, UAE

This is one of Dubai’s coolest music festivals sponsored by Virgin Radio Dubai. The two day music festival has hosted several music sensations. Pop-stars like Kesha, Bebe Rexha, Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Kelli Leigh and many others performed in its fifth edition 2018. There is no age bar for Red Fest DXB. Along with music, you can also enjoy delicious food and breathtaking art installations at the venue.

Red Fest DXB 6th edition 2019

Duration: 2 days

Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

Dates: Stay tuned. Announcing soon.

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Istanbul Jazz Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

The Istanbul Jazz Festival is held every year in the first week of July.  Since its inception in 1994, the events and performances of the festival take place in different places of the city. Though it’s called a jazz festival, the music concerts are not only limited to jazz but there is a beautiful mix of all types of music- classic, modern, electronic fusion, etc. it always has the best line-up; a line-up that you can’t miss. Stars like Joss Stone, Ray Charles, Miles Davis and so on have performed previously in the festival. The 2018 is completed from 26 Jun – 17 Jul 2018.

Istanbul Jazz Festival 25th edition 2019:

Dates:Stay tuned. Announcing soon.

Where: Multiple venues across Istanbul

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Wicker Park Festival, Batroun, Lebanon

In the coastal city of Batroun, this eight day music festival is held every September in some of the most beautiful private beach houses. Experiencing live performances of alternative musicians from across the globe in a breathtaking ambience of a beach house is an experience of heaven itself. Apart from music, there are classes like capoeria and instrument-making for all quirk loving people.

Wicker Park Festival 2018: Saturday Sep 08 2018 from 04:00 pm until 05:00 am

Wicker Park Festival season 9, 2019

Duration: 8 days

When: September (Dates to be released)

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Yasalam, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Yasalam was first held in 2009 in order to celebrate the inauguration of F1 race in Abu Dhabi. This eleven day festival celebrates motorsport, music and community. Famous musicians including Enrique Iglesias, Lionel Richie, Pink, Calvin Harris and Pitbull have been a pet of this festival.

Coming up in 2018: After race Concerts by du Live from 22-25 November

Yasalam 2019

Duration: 11 days

When: Dates to be announced

Where: Abu Dhabi

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