UB40 to headline The BIG GRILL 2014
-Diana King and No Mercy will share stage to debut the new food & music festival-
Dubai UAE- Legendary reggae band UB40, will add sizzle to the debut edition of The BIG GRILL 2014. Sundance Live, organizers of the music and food festival, have also confirmed international performers – Diana King and No Mercy for the weekend festivities. Taking place on 27th and 28th February 2014 at the prestigious Emirates Golf Club, The BIG GRILL is a part of the inaugural Dubai Food Festival taking place across Dubai from 21st February to 15th March 2014, created to promote the gastronomic offering of the city. The first of its kind, The BIG GRILL is 2-day celebration that promises a weekend of flaming barbecues and tasty steaks combined with great entertainment for all. The event kicks off on Thursday afternoon with doors opening at 4pm as the grill masters fire up the grill stations to serve tasty steaks and juicy burgers.
“We designed The BIG GRILL to cater to the growing hunger for great food and great music events that are family friendly. We took our time to master the logistics and ensure a certain mood is achieved. The selected artists add to the flavor of what we envision for the event and we hope the public comes out to enjoy what we have planned” said Mario Zakhary, CEO Sundance Live.
The BIG GRILL weekend comprises of complete steak and grill stations by a team of executive chefs, with Grill Masters station set up for the culinary connoisseurs. Indulge in the barbecue tastes from around the world like the authentic Indian kebabs, Lebanese mashawis and an array of global tastes.
Gear up for The BIG GRILL weekend, tickets and bookings are now on sale. Thursday 27th Feb 2014; doors open 4pm to late, ticket price AED 295 and kids tickets are available at AED100. Friday 28th Feb 2015; doors open at 1pm to late, ticket price AED 300 and kids ticket are AED150. Weekend pass is available at AED 495 and kids ticket is AED 250. All tickets include unlimited open food from the grills plus one serving from the Masters of the Grill Zone.
Single day pass or weekend tickets are now available on www.timeoutdubail.com; www.platinumlist.net; www.tickets.virginmegastore.me;
For booking and more enquiries more information and enquiry please contact +971 52 9900112 or check out facebook.com/SundanceLIVE
Name: The Big GRILL 2014
When: 27th and 28th February 2014
Where: Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road
Entertainment: Local artists and DJs, Grill Masters, Competitions, Children Entertainment
International performances – 27th Feb 2014: Diana King & No Mercy
International performances – 28th Feb 2014: UB40
For more info: facebook.com/SundanceLIVE
About The BIG GRILL
An oversized celebration of everything grill, The BIG GRILL is a unique food festival set to debut this season. Organized by Sundance Events, a leading organizers of corporate and live events, The BIG GRILL is a 2-day festival of everything BBQ packed with live performances from world-class artists, local DJs, BBQ cook-offs and competitions. From flaming BBQs to gourmet steaks and regional kebabs, The BIG GRILL serves flaming selection of global cuisines by top-notch chefs from the city. Meet the grill masters at this celebration of grills and barbeque at this family friendly festival.
About Sundance Events:
Sundance Events has been organizing and producing live concerts for U.A.E. audiences since 2007, and decided to launch the Sundance LIVE brand in 2012. Founder and Managing Director, Mario Zakhary, is seasoned events professional and a pioneer in bringing Arab superstars to the U.A.E. and organizing their concerts in an outdoor, festival-style setting. Over the years, Sundance has been working on expanding their portfolio of live events to encompass celebrated artists from different countries, representing diverse musical genres and audience tastes. Sundance LIVE is also known for organizing comedy nights and the popular HUSH Ramadan lounge. In addition, Sundance Events is a leading organizer of high profile corporate events and live brand communication campaigns.
“Sundance”, “Sundance Events” and “Sundance LIVE” are owned and operated by Sundance Events FZ LLC and are not associated with SANDANCE®, owned and operated by Kerzner International Limited.”
About UB40 – www.Ub40.co.uk
UB40 formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. Since then, the band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved huge international success. The band has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984, were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. One of the world’s best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records with their hit singles including their debut “Food for Thought” and two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number ones with “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love“. Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart, as did the band’s version of “I Got You Babe” On 2nd September, 2013, UB40 will release their new album ‘Getting Over The Storm’, the reggae stars’ 20th studio album, and their first since 2010’s ‘Labour of Love IV’. Like many of UB40’s previous albums, the group’s original material is complimented by a smattering of cover versions and interpretations. Interestingly, amongst the five original UB40 songs, the covers recorded for ‘Getting Over The Storm’ were originally written and/or recorded by country music artists. Knowing that country music is loved by Caribbean audiences, UB40’s sax player Brian Travers said, “We’ve all spent a lot of time in Jamaica, and country music is very much part of the fabric. It’s an honest music, just like reggae. The two genres really sit together well.”