Chillout Productions, winner of the Award for the Best Festival in the UAE has announced the dates for the 5th edition of the Dubai International Jazz Festival 2007, which will run for nine days instead of three. The festival will take place between March 1, and 9, at Dubai Media City and at Madinat Jumeirah Outdoor Amphitheater.
“Due to the overwhelming and maintained growth of audiences by 20% each year since the beginning of the Dubai International Jazz Festival in 2003 and due to the large demand of fans and friends of the festival, we have decided to extend the festival to nine consecutive nights and add an additional venue.” Said Anthony Younes, Managing Director for Chillout Productions.
This year, the festival will showcase an incredibly diverse array of more than 24 internationally recognized recording artists. Featured genres include everything with a jazzy flavor: singer-songwriter, rocket-fueled funk and bluegrass, pop, blues, rock, reggae, and afro-centric music.
The Dubai International Jazz Festival 2007 is the only mutli-day music event of its caliber in the UAE and the region where music-loving souls meet. This year the 1st six nights “March 1-6” will take place at Madinat Jumeirah outdoor amphitheater and will feature 12 mainstream jazz bands and artists from different parts of the world whereby the admission is free for all.
The last three nights, “March 7-9” will remain at the Dubai Media City outdoor amphitheater park and will host 12 world-recognized, legends and pop acts.
“Last year, we have witnessed more than 21,500 fans flocking into the festival. This year we speculate a tremendous increase of fans’ attendance during the 9 days and thus create a new chapter in the history of Dubai International Jazz Festival.’ added Anthony.Posted by Peter Böhi at September 20, 2006 7:44 PM