The organizer of Desert Rock Festival, Center Stage Management, is excited to announce the full line-up for its 6th edition held at Dubai Festival City on Friday, March 6th 2009. Six international heavy metal bands will dominate the stage providing seven hours of live music, supported by two lucky bands chosen from competitions currently running across the globe. A day not to miss!

The line-up for this year's Desert Rock Festival will feature: Motörhead, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Chimaira, August Burns Red, Nervecell and two unsigned bands from various competitions, namely Hatred [GER] and Scarab.

This marks Motörhead's first ever performance in the Middle East since the beginning of their career in 1975. On their 30th anniversary, they won a Grammy for "Best Metal Performance", promising a powerful show.

At the same time, two competitions are being conducted simultaneously for the first time this year: United We Rock. This online-based competition, taking place in both UAE and Germany as an "exchange program"' where both winners play respectively at Desert Rock Festival and With Full Force. Votes ended on December 25th.

In 2009, Desert Rock Festival will be a full day dedicated to and celebrating heavy metal. The acclaimed music event started off as a 3-hour show in 2004 and expanded into a 2-day festival in 2007 with a heavy metal day to start with and 'mainstream' rock the next. However, based on the popularity of the heavy metal genre in the region and the day dedicated to it, festival promoters confirm Desert Rock Festival will take place on Friday, March 6th, rewarding loyal Desert Rock 'disciples' that have made it a success, every year since its inception.

The festival has been described as "the hottest rock festival on the planet" by Kerrang! and "a major event attended by a vast crowd from all parts of the Middle East plus a smattering of rock'n'roll minded British and American expats" by Metal Hammer.

Desert Rock tickets on sale on http://www.timeouttickets.com. Ticket price: 250 AED, inclusive of shuttle bus service, transporting festival goers from different locations to Dubai Festival City and back.


Source: jorzine.com
Event: Dubai Desert Rock Festival
 
Posted: 23.01.2009 by DARK PRINCE



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LeChron James - 23.01.2009 at 11:45  
Mmm Motorhead better kick ass, but i'm sure that wont be any real problem.
Bad English - 23.01.2009 at 13:57  
I hope baraley will write reviev and I wanna see Motorhead who's alcoholics into +45*c in shadow
Bararey - 23.01.2009 at 15:29  
Written by Bad English on 23.01.2009 at 13:57

I hope baraley will write reviev and I wanna see Motorhead who's alcoholics into +45*c in shadow


If I make it, there is a good chance my company will send me to England for work the first week of March, we'll see.
And Plus beginning of March Temp is less than 30
Bad English - 23.01.2009 at 18:56  
Written by Bararey on 23.01.2009 at 15:29

Written by Bad English on 23.01.2009 at 13:57

I hope baraley will write reviev and I wanna see Motorhead who's alcoholics into +45*c in shadow


If I make it, there is a good chance my company will send me to England for work the first week of March, we'll see.
And Plus beginning of March Temp is less than 30


Its bad

Stiil for alcoholics its to hot besides some brits wear only t shirt in +1*C when are on booze
I saw TV show ''Boozed Up Brits Abroud''
Black Conundrum - 24.01.2009 at 01:26  
This looks fun. I can't attend, though.
-DC-002- - 24.01.2009 at 10:06  
All those bands have great credibility for putting on amazing performances. It'll be a good show.
Muhannad Saleh - 24.01.2009 at 23:10  
Written by Bararey on 23.01.2009 at 15:29

Written by Bad English on 23.01.2009 at 13:57

I hope baraley will write reviev and I wanna see Motorhead who's alcoholics into +45*c in shadow


If I make it, there is a good chance my company will send me to England for work the first week of March, we'll see.
And Plus beginning of March Temp is less than 30

oh well even if they sent you , you still have the iron madien show in feb right ?!!
Promonex - 24.01.2009 at 23:48  
There was so much crap running for a spot at Desert Rock in the German part of that newcomer competion. And only two bands worthy to represent our country. I'm glad that one of those two eventually made the race.
Bararey - 25.01.2009 at 03:51  
@DP,

Yeah most probably I will.
iaberis - 25.01.2009 at 08:12  
Hooray for the arabs!
Spyroid - 26.01.2009 at 18:13  
This is probably the coolest festival ever! Nice lineup aswell
..ExoTeaR.. - 27.01.2009 at 03:47  
That would be fucken toasty trying to mosh with ya hair out in a fuckin dessert with no trees =] totally fuckin brootal.

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