Rock and roll star Liam Gallagher is going to spend some time in the sunshine of Abu Dhabi.
That’s right, in March the former Oasis frontman is in the UAE capital to headline this year’s Club Social on Yas Island.
The 2019 version of the festival, headlined by Brit band Bastille, won Best Live Music Event at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Music and Nightlife Awards 2018 and this year’s event looks even bigger and better.
Moving from Yas Beach to Yas Links for 2020, Club Social will run for three days and have a full line-up of local and international artists, as well as food trucks, activities and more.
Gallagher, who released his second solo album Why Me, Why Not? in 2019, will headline the first night of the event, on Thursday March 12.
Talking about his return to music last year, he said: “I’m buzzing, buzzing to be alive, buzzing to be making tunes, raring to go. It’s nice to be back with some new music because it means I can get out there, play some gigs and give some people some stick because that is what I do. Let’s face it, it’s boring without me.”
Tickets for the first night of Club Social start at Dhs145.
The following night sees a double header of British bands appear, with electro-pop act Clean Bandit and indie-rockers Kaiser Chiefs on the main stage. Tickets for Friday start from Dhs195.
The final day is all about homegrown talent with a battle of the bands event taking place. Tickets are Dhs25 for entry on Saturday.
This year’s event is part of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Music Week (which actually lasts 14 days), organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi. Other activities include dance festival Ultra Abu Dhabi and the DJ Mag Conference, hosted by the UK magazine.
From Dhs145 (Mar 12), Dhs195 (Mar 13), Dhs25 (Mar 14), Dhs295 (full weekend). Yas Links, Yas Island, www.clubsocial.ae.