Event information

Location: UAE, Dubai (Dubai Festival City)
Date: 07-08 March 2008
Website: desertrockfestival.com

Tickets:

$108.00 (2 day pass)
$68.00 (1 day pass)
Buy at www.timeoutdubai.com

Who was there?

100% Nefarious
100% MeGaDeTh_fReAk (Canada)
100% Bombest (Egypt)
100% Adam ()
100% dying2live (Canada)


Bands

Korn
Muse
Machine Head
Velvet Revolver
Killswitch Engage
Marky Ramone
As I Lay Dying
Juliana Down
Nervecell
Spoon Feedas
Slapshock

 
Updated: 04.03.2008




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Bararey - 25.12.2007 at 00:04  
I've been waiting for months for the organizer to announce the bands for '08, and what do I get for all my patience?
Well basically the "overpriced" festival is not worth going to next year.
MeGaDeTh_fReAk - 25.12.2007 at 12:31  
^ totally agree from Megadeth to Iron Maiden to *cough* Korn ....
iMPERiAL_iCE - 24.01.2008 at 19:08  
Surely enough I will be absent (I mean c'mon KORN!!!!)
Desertman - 05.02.2008 at 00:52  
nice to see ppl from the area think the line up sucks
cos so far everybody seems to like the line up and think its cool!!!

but i wasnt suprised really the organizer last year brought the prodigy and a very strange bands
why they dont add 50 cent ? it wont be that strange lol
MeGaDeTh_fReAk - 09.02.2008 at 19:35  
well 50 Cent already came
Desertman - 10.02.2008 at 04:35  
i know it was a separate show, but they should bring them for ddrf
Ether - 10.02.2008 at 05:05  
man, I wish I was going even though Korn are playing. The first one was great. Derrick Green actually earned a lot of respect from die-hard Cavalera fans like myself - he truly did songs like Attitude and Roots bloody roots justice - whereas I thought he would ruin them.

I'll never forget Andreas Kisser and Robb Flynn doing a cover of Four Horsemen.

Anyway, although Contraband didn't impress me much and I havent heard the others, Velvet Revolver will still be an excellent sight - fucking Slash dude! Killswitch engage will be fucking intense and then there's Machine Head, who seem to really like the desert rock festival now. Before they said it was one of the most appreciated gigs they've ever done - that's why I think they've come back.

Anyway, my view is that because of these reasons, whether Korn are playing or not, anyone who has the chance should go see it.

I'm hoping in the future it'll grow in popularity and become a two-day weekend festival with camping. That would indeed be awesome.

Desertman - 10.02.2008 at 05:58  
ok but just compare it to the last year its a major step back as you know last year iron maiden,in flames
or even the year before testament,medadeth
yes sepultura did an amazing and brutal show,but remember kisser and robb did the cover of creeping death not four horsemen
ok nobody would remember it but just cos i loved that song a lot :-)
its already 2 days but no camping 1 day they call it (rock) the other day (sweet rock) just kidding
no really somthin like that they put what they call it (heavy) bands in the first day
the second day for what they call it (rock) bands
so if korn in the first day = (heavy)
then the second day will be britney spears = (rock)

i think if this the final line up we should really ignore the fest and let them lose money,so next year they respect us
and make it up with the mighty slayer or something!!!!

death before dishonor
Ether - 10.02.2008 at 10:09  
dude they blatantly did four horsemen as well. they did a couple, and they announced it before playing it to get the crowd going.

As for your second point......what? the last day is always bigger headliners.

Therefore at a metal/rock festival the last day would be the heaviest. The first is usually smaller punk/rock bands.
Desertman - 10.02.2008 at 15:34  
they did? then i might forget
well not in dubai..the last day always for less heavy or something
check this year and last year second day bands
maybe you talk in general,well our organizers i can tell you have no idea of anything
LeChron James - 26.02.2008 at 09:27  
Korn
Machine Head
Velvet Revolver
Killswitch Engage
As I Lay Dying
Marky Ramone

NOT WORTH 108 DOLLARS
WTF is marky ramone doing at dubai?
Desertman - 26.02.2008 at 19:35  
not even worth 10$
MeGaDeTh_fReAk - 01.03.2008 at 16:37  
Written by LeChron James on 26.02.2008 at 09:27


WTF is marky ramone doing at dubai?



i like Marky Ramone!
Warman - 01.03.2008 at 18:21  
Without doubt their most boring lineup so far. Wouldn't pay for one single band.
LeChron James - 02.03.2008 at 07:07  
Written by MeGaDeTh_fReAk on 01.03.2008 at 16:37

Written by LeChron James on 26.02.2008 at 09:27


WTF is marky ramone doing at dubai?



i like Marky Ramone!


still doesnt explain WHY hes there.
Desertman - 02.03.2008 at 10:58  
Written by LeChron James on 02.03.2008 at 07:07

Written by MeGaDeTh_fReAk on 01.03.2008 at 16:37

Written by LeChron James on 26.02.2008 at 09:27


WTF is marky ramone doing at dubai?



i like Marky Ramone!


still doesnt explain WHY hes there.



what is the problem why not?
Promonex - 02.03.2008 at 15:07  
He's also played in Wacken three years ago and people absolutely enjoyed his show. If he's been invited to play at Wacken, I don't see why he shouldn't play at Dubai. After all it's Dubai Desert Rock Fest and not Metal Fest.
Desertman - 02.03.2008 at 18:44  
btw i heard the organizers facing some problems this year,why they didnt put the tickets on sale so far? only 4 days left! also i heard they will change the fest location!
LeChron James - 03.03.2008 at 05:17  
Written by Promonex on 02.03.2008 at 15:07

He's also played in Wacken three years ago and people absolutely enjoyed his show. If he's been invited to play at Wacken, I don't see why he shouldn't play at Dubai. After all it's Dubai Desert Rock Fest and not Metal Fest.


its just weird seeing marky ramone in conjunction with killswitch and whatnot. i didnt even know he played at wacken in the past. oh well.
Promonex - 04.03.2008 at 17:27  
Written by Guest on 02.03.2008 at 18:44

btw i heard the organizers facing some problems this year,why they didnt put the tickets on sale so far? only 4 days left! also i heard they will change the fest location!

Tickets are up for sale again: http://www.itp.net/tickets/
And yeah, this will be at Festival City and not at Country Club.

And Muse has been announced as Saturday's headliner.
Desertman - 04.03.2008 at 20:23  
i went to there official site they said it will be on sale from tomorrow
dude only 2 days left and they want ppl to buy the tickets in advancend???
also its 50dh more than the last year, beside the silly line up
so i rather save my money & time
btw the organizers tried to bring metallica but lars and co asked for 1 million$
no wonder,the organizers used to spoil the bands with this 7 star hotel in dubai so metallica tried to
see how far they can go,i think they might nail it if they asked for 700.000$ lol
Desertman - 05.03.2008 at 12:22  
its never about getting well known i think this what spoiled metal today
its becoming a wave or cool thing

anyway what are you talking about?

the middle east scene is great and getting better its not what u see in this festival
this is a commercial fest,something like ozzfest or even less!

and tell you its reflect nothing from the true middle east scene
there is a very committed underground scene from iran,saudi arabia,qatar,bahrin,palestine,and believe it or not afghanistan!to
and some great bands from israel as well

the middle east metal scene is amazing
Promonex - 05.03.2008 at 17:34  
Simply mentioning Ozzfest totally owned BeastOfMan's post
Black Winter - 25.06.2008 at 00:34  
kind of late...I understand now why they say that Dubai is one of the most expensive areas in the world!! even in metal!!

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