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May 28 - June 01
Claiming to be the region’s first alternative Arabic music festival, Dum Tak will be held over five days at Bisharat Golf Club, south of Amman. The festival will feature 15 performances, including Toot Ard (Palestine), Autostrad (Jordan), El Morabba3 (Jordan), Za’ed Na’es (Jordan), Massar Egbari (Egypt), DAM (Palestine), Cairokee (Egypt), Maii Waleed and Zeid Hamdan (Egypt and Lebanon), Alaa Wardi and Hayajan (Jordan), Akher Zapheer (Jordan), Jadal (Jordan), Mashrou’ Leila (Lebanon).
Venue: Bisharat Golf Club, south of Amman
Tickets: From JD 20 (JD 15 on presentation of valid student ID). Details of ticket packages available on the website
Promoter: Art Medium, www.artmedium.me
With a headline performance from guitar maestro Yngwie Malmsteen, Dubai Rock Fest will see some of the world's leading acts descend upon the U.A.E. The one-day event, which starts at 4 p.m., will also include sets from Swedish metallers Dark Tranquility, French power metal band Nightmare, Tunisian group Myrath, U.K. act The Sanity Days, and local band Anuryzm.
Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre
Tickets: AED 250 Grand Stand, AED 450 Fan Pit
Promoter: M Premiere, www.mpremiere.com