Brand Dubai announces Metro Music Festival
DUBAI 12 March 2019: Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, hsannounced that it will organize the Metro Music Festival, a celebration of global music, from 17th to 23rd March.
To be held in cooperation with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the free-to-attend festival will feature performances by international musicians from a range of unique musical genres.
The first event of its kind to be held in the Arab world, the festival will be held at five Dubai Metro stations:
- Mall of the Emirates, and
- Burj Khalifa
With an eclectic line-up of 25 musicians from across the world, the festival promises to enthrall Dubai’s public over seven days of enchanting performances. All the performances will be rotated across the seven days of the festival to cover the five metro stations, said Wam.
The musicians performing at the Festival, who include traditional musicians, street performers, classical instrumentalists and fusion musicians, are considered some of the most talented musical performers in their respective countries.
The Metro Music Festival is a rich addition to Dubai’s busiest cultural season, which also features global events like the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the Arab world’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word; Art Dubai, a leading international art fair; the Sikka Art Fair, one of the region’s most anticipated platforms for young artistic talent; and World Art Dubai, an international event focused on affordable contemporary art.
Mona Al Marri, Director General of Government of Dubai Media Office, said: “The Metro Music Festival is a wonderful celebration of Dubai’s spirit of cultural diversity and inclusiveness… The event will convey Dubai’s messages of harmony and tolerance in the universal language of music. This initiative is part of Brand Dubai’s efforts to develop initiatives that highlight Dubai’s unique character as one of the world’s most culturally diverse and inclusive cities.”