DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CelebrityAccess) – Entertainment and marketing company UAE Done Events, announced the acquisition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival from Chillout Productions.
As a part of the deal, Done Events will take on organization and management of the event beginning in 2019, when the Festival lands in Dubai’s Media Center from February 20th through February 22nd.
Done Events has already announced the first headliner for the festival, with Irish rockers Snow Patrol lined up to perform on February 20th at the Media City Amphitheatre.
The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival debuted in 2003 and has since sold more than 500,000 tickets with lineups that feature artists such as Jamie Cullum, One Republic, John Legend, Sting, David Gray, and Juelz Santana.
Tickets for the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2019 will go on sale starting on November 26th.
Antony Younes, Chief Executive Officer of Chillout Production, added: “The collaboration between Done Events and Chillout Productions commenced a few years ago as both our events, RedFestDXB, organized by Done Events and the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, organized by Chillout Productions, ran back to back. Done Events have a track record of delivering on major shows such as the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, we strongly believe they will maintain the high standards that our loyal audience and sponsors are accustomed to. We are confident that under the Done Events’ stewardship, the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival will continue to grow and flourish.
Most of our sponsors started with us at the inception of the festival 16 years ago and stayed the course since then. We cannot thank them enough for their loyalty. This is why we wanted to make sure we leave them in good hands. We hope to see the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival continue to grow and we wish Done Events best of luck.”
Done Events is a member of Arab Media Group, a subsidiary of the holding company owned primarily by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the monarch of the Emirate of Dubai.
AMG also includes properties such as the Arabian Radio Network and the entertainment district Global Village, which includes concert and event venues, Dining and Shopping.
Commenting on the acquisition, Mohammed Sharaf, Chief Executive Officer of AMG said: ”The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival further enhances Done Events presence as the region’s largest event organizer, and grows our portfolio joining our other home-grown properties such as RedFestDXB, Blended and TagFest music festivals as well as the regions largest comedy series, DXBLaughs.”