Play Onstage with Thirty Seconds to Mars!

Play Onstage with Thirty Seconds to Mars!

16 Mar 2015

Enter MARS Battle of the Bands in Dubai for your shot at superstardom

Are you an aspiring musician or singer? You could perform onstage with Thirty Seconds to Mars – the mega-successful rock band fronted by Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto.

There’s still time to enter the #MarsBattleoftheBands contest, being held by concert promoter Live Nation Middle East.

Open to all GCC residents, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance for solo performers and bands to have a shot at the big time by performing one song at the UK rock band’s forthcoming show in Dubai.

To enter, acts must upload a 30-second clip of themselves performing to Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtags #MARSBattleoftheBands and #MARSinDubai, but get cracking  – the deadline’s next Monday!

Shortlisted acts will go before a panel of music industry heavyweights at The Sound Struck Studios in TECOM on Friday, 27 March.

The judges include Live Nation’s Middle East Managing Director, James Craven; its Senior Vice President of Talent, Tyler Mervyn; the CEO of Universal Music Middle East & North Africa, Patrick Boulos; Dia Hassan, lead vocalist of Juliana Down; Virgin Radio host Kris Fade; and a senior Du Live executive.

Together they’ll select five acts and pitch them to the members of Thirty Seconds to Mars, who’ll have the final say on who’ll join them on the night.

Tune in to Virgin Radio’s breakfast show with Kris Fade on Sunday, 29 March for the big reveal.

INFO: See to view shortlisted entries and show your support – different acts will appear on the site each day

Thirty Seconds to Mars play Dubai World Trade Centre on Fri 10 Apr. General admission Dhs295, fan pit access Dhs395, VIP tickets Dhs550; book on 800 86823 or 04 366 2289, 10am-7pm daily, or at

Alternatively, buy from Jacky’s Electronics’ branches in The Dubai Mall, Sharjah City Centre, Ajman City Centre and Nasr Square; Samsung branches in Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, Khalidiya Mall Abu Dhabi and My City Centre Nasseriya branches; Carrefour’s Al Shindagha, Airport Road Abu Dhabi and Marina Mall Abu Dhabi branches.

Fans can get up close and personal with limited edition meet-and-greet tickets from To learn more information about the concert, see #MARSinDubai