Thursday, 14 February 2013
Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft will perform in Dubai at the one-off gig on March 15, the first in a series of ‘Live at Atlantis’ events, as will Zane Lowe.
Noel Gallagher will also be performing with his current band the High Flying Birds, whose eponymous debut album was released to critical acclaim in 2011.
Ashcroft, who is a friend of Gallagher, will perform solo acoustic at the gig, relieving the memorable set he performed at Sandance in October 2011 which featured Verve hits including ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ and ‘Lucky Man’. A regular on Sandance Beach, Radio One DJ Zane Lowe will play out the night after Gallagher’s set.
While the gig has been put together by the team behind the popular Sandance festival, organisers have made clear this is part of new series of ‘Live at Atlantis’ gigs which promise to bring more massive stars to Dubai throughout 2013. Meanwhile the first Sandance of 2013 has been set for Friday May 10.