Sound City's David J Pichilingi first blog about their Dubai excursion...
A huge welcome to the first of what is to be a weekly round up, build up, hype up, rev up for Dubai Sound City.
It seems so so long ago since the second coming of Liverpool Sound City. In May we welcomed over 30,000 beautiful people into our fair city and served up over 450 of the coolest, brightest, sharpest starlets from all over the world.
As ever we presented them before all the other festivals got their dirty mitts on them and once again cemented ourselves as the best boutique inner city festival in the UK. Not just our words, they are also echoed by my mum, dad, brother and other close members of my family. Highlights for 2009 included White Lies, Little Boots, Wave Machines, Mongrel, Casio Kids and We Have Band.
Well what have we been up to since May? While everyone else has either been turning pink on foreign beaches or wading through mud in farmers fields and eating £6 hot dogs we have been putting together the master-plan for the launch of Dubai Sound City.
On November the 5th, 6th and 7th we will be taking over 10 amazing venues in the heart of Dubai and presenting over 50 of the coolest bands and artists including a plethora of legends playing next to the very best in zeitgeist emerging talent. We are really, really excited about the whole thing. This is the first time anything like this has ever been done in the UAE region.
At the moment I am under strict orders not to let anyone know who we have playing. However I can only promise that when you hear some of the acts we are taking out there you are not going to believe it. In fact we booked them and we still can’t believe it ourselves!
Over the coming weeks I will be giving away exclusive information about all the action that is planned for Dubai Sound City so be sure to keep checking in to get information on artists and exclusive south-west-four-sw4-2009 including the chance to win tickets, flights and hotel to attend the festival.
Big Big Monkey man
To celebrate the launch of Dubai Sound City we are throwing a party on the 1st October at the amazing Madinat Arena in downtown Dubai. This party will feature a live performance of none other than the legendary Ian Brown. We are particularly chuffed at the coup we have pulled off as this will be his first outing before he hits the UK to promote his hotly anticipated brand spanking new album. What a way to start it all……! Stay tuned.
Ciao for now. x