Major acts to appear at Gulf Bike Week

19/09/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Major acts to appear at Gulf Bike Week

A host of renowned international performers are set to appear at the highly anticipated Gulf Bike Week next month. The event - which takes place in Dubai between October 18th and 20th - is a major exhibition that will attract biking enthusiasts from all over the world. Those who attend the festival will be treated to live performances from ten-time Grammy nominated heavy metal band Megadeath, Daughtry and UK indie group Razorlight. Dubai continues to see its reputation as a global hub for live music grow by the day and superstars like Justin Bieber and 50 Cent are due to appear in the emirate within the next 12 months. That said, managing director of Live Nation - the company tasked with organising Gulf Bike Week 2012 - Tyler Mervyn believes there has been a dearth of live rock and metal acts in the UAE - until now. "[We] put together this lineup with that in mind and feel that the concerts will appeal to everyone; bikers, rockers or otherwise," he remarked. This is just one more example of how Dubai has fast become one of the liveliest cities in the world and some of the most recognisable performers in the music industry are desperate to put on a show in the Middle East. Megadeath's David Ellefson is certainly looking forward to next month's biking extravaganza. "We are thrilled to be playing Dubai in October 2012," he remarked. Ellefson is certainly not the only person who is counting down the days until the show gets underway. Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell said: "We're excited about the show in Dubai. Playing live is what Razorlight do best and it's great to be in a part of the world we've never visited before, and even better to be at a bike festival." Of course, with so many top-class concerts and events being held in Dubai, it is inevitable that an increasing number of visitors will descend on the emirate, which is great news for those who have invested in UAE-based properties.