French Music Festival Comes to Dubai

Laurent Delorme, Standing on the Zinc, Arno Santamaria and Jali to perform during a musical weekend
Sunday , 11 March 2012
French Music Festival Comes to Dubai
Arno Santamaria will perform live. Photo courtesy of Xavier Lahache

To mark the closing of Francophone Week, Music al Dubai is hosting a weekend of music and culture on 23 and 24 March.

The first French Music Festival in the UAE will see four concerts take place over two nights at the Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina. Music lovers can catch French acts like Laurent Delorme, Standing on the Zinc, Arno Santamaria and Jali.

Also at the event will be a series of pavilions from all the French speaking countries around the world, a market for French designers and craftsmen to showcase their creations and even a kids area designed to keep the little ones entertained.

“We always strive to encourage, as much as we can, French cultural and artistic events taking place in the UAE,” said Renata Sader, owner of Culture & Co Bookstore, major sponsor of the event. “We will be selling tickets for the event in our book shop, but we will also have a booth within the festival to showcase our latest art books and best sellers, offering the attendants yet another cultural activity during this weekend.”

INFO: Tickets cost Dhs175(one day) or Dhs300 (both days) and Dhs100 for children, available from Culture & Co bookshop, Al Nasr Plaza, Umm Hurair Street. French Music Festival, noon until late, Friday 23 March and Saturday 24 March, 04 331 3114.

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