Backstreet Boys returns to the UAE for Blended festival

Backstreet’s back for one-off gig at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on April 20

Backstreet Boys are regrouping for a performance in Dubai, and our inner teenage girls are already screaming their names.

The American five-piece will be performing at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Friday April 20 and we are getting ready to rock our bodies (right?)

The silky blond curtains and backward baseball caps have given way to chiselled jaws and tailored suits, but the catchy pop beats remain the same, and let’s face it – we all love a man band.

Festival-goers can expect absolute classics like Everybody, Shape of My Heart and I Want It That Way, and we are more than ready to relive our teenage angst, heartbreak and Nick Carter obsession.

The ’90s boyband will be making their first appearance in Dubai since 2009 to headline the Blended music festival, which has previously seen the likes of Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Robin Thicke, Kasabian, Craig David and Kool and The Gang take to the stage.

We’re expecting ’90s garb, crowd sing-a-longs and collective dance moves.

Girish Bhat, Managing Director at Done Events, the festival’s organisers, said, “We cannot wait to bring one of the biggest boy bands of the ’90s back to Dubai this April.

“The Blended music festival will see a mix of unique activations, food and drinks offerings and of course live entertainment”.

Tickets start from Dhs350 and are available at 800Tickets and Virgin Megastores.

Now, who’s ready to chase a tour bus?
From Dhs350. Fri April 20. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Dubai Media City, www.800tickets.com.

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