Dubai Opera Announces Three New Acts For Spring 2019

Dec 01,2018

South African rock, British indie folk and Fastlove(pictured above), a remarkable tribute to George Michael have been added to the incredible line up at Dubai Opera for Spring 2019.

Jake Bugg

Internationally renowned singer-songwriter Jake Bugg will perform on Thursday 7 February 2019. Jake Bugg’s artisanal indie folk and soulful sound has earned him the title “The new Bob Dylan". He rose to the top of the British music scene during the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. Audiences can expect to hear a mix of his greatest hits including ‘Seen It All’, ‘Lighting Bolt’, ‘Two Fingers’ as well as songs from his critically acclaimed new album ‘Hearts That Strain’ that took him on a musical journey to Nashville.

Ard Mathews

In a fantastic celebration of music from South Africa the brilliant singer-songwriter Ard Matthews of Just Jinger will share the spotlight with the rock band Watershed on Dubai Opera stage on Thursday 18 April 2019. As the front man of Just Jinjer, Ard's indelible lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to the incredible success of their debut album "All Comes Round" becoming one of the bestselling albums of all times in native country South Africa.


Since their breakthrough single in 2000 'Indigo Girl', South African rock icons Watershed have built their way up to be one of the most decorated bands to come out of South Africa. Their distinctive melodic guitar sounds blend with singer Craig Hinds' sultry voice. The audience can expect radio singles like 'Indigo girl', 'Fine way' and 'Letters' as well as songs from the new album Harbour. Watershed and Ard Matthews will both perform one night only for a unique act of South African talent.

And finally, straight from London’s West End and a sell-out UK and European tour, Fastlove is coming to Dubai on 29 April 2019 for one night only paying tribute to the late great George Michael. The show has been a phenomenal success since its 2017 debut offering audiences the chance to relive classic hits including 'Careless Whisper', 'Freedom', 'Faith' and many more through the energy and unique sensitivity of George Michael’s 35-year pop history.

Jasper Hope, Chief Executive of Dubai Opera commented:"Three more great nights out in prospect for Dubai audiences in 2019 with the brilliant live sound of Jake Bugg, some South African classic tunes from Watershed and Ard Matthews and a hit fest tribute to the late great George Michael."


Tickets for Jake Bugg and Fast Love are available at www.dubaiopera.comAn early bird offer of 20% off on the top two seating categories will also be available until Thursday 13th December.

Tickets for Watershed and Ard Mathews go on sale on Wednesday 5 December at 12pm.