Autumn is just around the corner, and with the cooler temperatures will come another season of live music in the UAE. Dubai's Party In The Park looks set to kick the season off, with a Brit-centric line-up, which includes Fatboy Slim, The Kooks and Richard Ashcroft.
The festival will run for two days at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, from Thursday, October 31 to Friday, November 1.
Fatboy Slim will headline the main stage on Thursday, October 31, with a Halloween party. Expect the DJ and producer to play some of his most popular hits, including Right Here, Right Now, Praise You and Eat, Sleep Rave, Repeat.
Day two on Friday November 1 will see Richard Ashcroft and The Kooks both take to the stage.
This is a return visit for The Verve's Ashcroft, who performed solo at the first Party in the Park. This year he is bringing a full band with him and is set to perform songs including Bittersweet Symphony and Lucky Man.
Indie band The Kooks hail from Brighton, England, with Luke Pritchard as front man. They gained popularity with their 2006 album Inside In / Inside Out, and songs like Naive, She Moves in Her Own Way and Ooh La. This is not the first time the band will have taken to the stage in Dubai Media City, they performed at the Chill Out Festival in the grassy venue in April 2012.
As well as live music, there will be food stalls and vans, an arts and craft market and bars to enjoy throughout the day. On Friday, doors will be open from 2pm, when live music starts, and bars will offer a happy hour lasting until 6pm.
This year there will be a Park View package for fans to avail on each day, the deal is available for people aged over 21 only, and offers a platform view across the venue, as well as unlimited food and beverages. The Thursday Park View ticket includes food and drink from 6pm until 1am, and the Friday Park View ticket includes food and drink from 2pm until 11.30pm. There are also weekend packages.
There are one-day tickets and two-day passes available. Day one tickets start at Dh160 (early bird), Dh250 (regular), Dh675 (Park View); day two tickets start at Dh299 (early bird), Dh350 (regular), Dh499 (fan pit), Dh650 (fan pit package, which includes six drinks before 6pm), Dh999 (Park View). Two day tickets cost Dh499 (regular) or Dh1,399 (Park View). Kids under 10 have free admission.
Party in the Park, Thursday October 31 until Friday November 1, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.partyinthepark.ae