Quincy Jones brings Farhan and Pritam for Dubai music week

Bollywood sensations Farhan Akhtar and Pritam set to rock Dubai fans15 Sep 2013

Dubai Music Week, a venture between partners, Global Gumbo Group (G3) and DXB Live, in collaboration with Dubai World Trade Centre, will be presenting “Bollywood Night” featuring the industry’s top performers – including Farhan Akhtar and Pritam – who will take to the Dubai stage on September 28 for an unforgettable musical experience.

The concert is set to excite the crowds at Dubai World Trade Centre, as the Bollywood stars perform hits from some of their most popular albums and recent movie chart-toppers.

Bollywood night, which comes hot off the heels of Akhtar’s recent box office smash, Bhaag Milka Bhaag, will feature his leading edge rock band, Farhan Live, performing for the first time ever in Dubai in front of an expected crowd of thousands.

The band debuted during a gig in Goa earlier this year to a star-struck crowd of more than 25,000 fans.

“Given the remarkable popularity of Bollywood across the world, we are delighted to be hosting the industry’s top talent right here in Dubai. With a range of performers lined up, Bollywood night will mirror Dubai’s diversity by showcasing a range of music spanning rock to romance from some of the most well-recognized performers in India today,” remarks Issam Kazim, Director, DXB Live.

“Incorporating different genres of music and performers will help support Dubai Music Week’s mission to create an international music destination for global talent to perform, while simultaneously creating an eco-system to help local artists thrive,” comments Executive Director of G3 Taymoor Marmarchi.

Other acts set to entertain fans during Bollywood night include music director and composer, Pritam, who will be collaborating with Mohit Chauhan , Arjit Singh, Harshdeep Kaur, Benny Dayal and Neeti Mohan. Adding to the excitement, fans can likely expect performances from Pritam’s latest album release, the soundtrack of the movie Phata Poster Nikla Hero which will be released a week before the concert.

Bollywood romantic songwriter and two-time recipient of the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer, Mohit Chauhan, will also be performing his top songs, in addition to Benny Dayal – the voice behind Batameez Dil ­and Lat Lag Gayi, two of this year’s hottest tracks. For the romantics in the audience, Arjit Singh is sure to wow the crowd with his performances of two of the two most-loved hits from Aashiqui 2 — Tum Hi Ho and Sunn Raha Hai. Harshdeep Kaur and Neeti Mohan will also be taking the stage to perform some of their most famous ballads.

Dubai Music Week, which is being presented in association with Dubai Calendar, official Partner Emirates and official sponsor Pepsi, marks the first industry trade show in MENA which brings together all the major music labels, artists and merchants to exhibit their products and launch initiatives to key industry stakeholders and consumers.

The event will run from September 24 – 29 and include exciting live concert performances from Will.I.Am, Timbaland and Selena Gomez and more.

Tickets available online now at www.ticketmaster.ae

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