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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Snow Patrol announced as Dubai Jazz Fest 2019 headliner 

The Northern Irish band will play their easy-listening singalong tunes at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre next year

Snow Patrol will return to the UAE after seven years. Photo: Snow Patrol / Facebook
Snow Patrol will return to the UAE after seven years. Photo: Snow Patrol / Facebook

Snow Patrol is returning to perform in the UAE after seven years: the band has been announced as the first headliner for the Dubai Jazz Festival in 2019, which runs from Wednesday February 20 to Friday February 22.

The Northern Irish hit-makers will open the festival on Wednesday February 20, and fans can expect plenty of singalong moments, as the band is expert at producing emotive pop-rock tunes.

Snow Patrol was formed in Scotland in 1994, but have spent a lot of their recent energy helping to boost and foster young bands in their home country, particularly focusing on the Belfast music scene. Their global stardom peaked between 2005 and 2007 with Eyes Open, and this year's album Wildness is their first new release in six years.

Don't think you're a fan? We guarantee you will know a lot of their tunes. Here are the songs that you will likely be able to sing along to, even if you didn't realise you knew them:

Their latest music

The band released a new album, after a long break, in March this year. A lot of their recent songs are slightly gruffer, as can be heard in this year's single Don't Give In. It's somewhat soporific, but also inherently moving, which really sums up what Snow Patrol is all about:

The other popular tune from this year's Wildness is more of a return to the band's Greys Anatomy soundtrack-fodder:

The other two headliners for the festival will be announced soon - we will keep you updated. What can we expect? Well, 2018's line up was Duran Duran, Ricky Martin and John Legend; and 2017 was Enrique Iglesias, Mariah Carey and Tom Jones.

The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival is at Media City Ampitheatre from February 20 to 22. Tickets range from Dh350 to Dh1,250. More info at dubaijazzfest.com, you can buy tickets here.

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