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The Pretenders, Heather Small and Aswad to play Dubai’s Irish Village



Irish Village continues to take us down memory lane with the line-up announcement for the second ‘Live on the Lake’ series (check out the line-up for the first one here). The Pretenders, Heather Small (the voice of M People) and Aswad will perform live at the outdoor venue on Thursday, October 26.

The concert series, which is a partnership between The Irish Village and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, will see the entire lake at Irish Village covered. There will also be stage views from Jumeirah Creekside Hotel’s lawn and terrace.

The Pretenders will bring their ‘80s hits to the stage, including their much-covered power ballad “I’ll Stand by You”, contemporary rock classic “Don’t Get Me Wrong”, and the song that seems to blast through speakers every Christmas “2,000 miles”.


Soul singer Heather Small is known for her hits with M people including “Moving On Up” and “Search For The Hero”. Her powerful vocals earned the band Best British Dance Act at the Brits in both 1994 and 1995, and she went on to carve a name as a solo artist with tracks like “Proud”, which was the soundtrack of London’s 2012 Olympics.


British reggae band Aswad finish off the bill. You’ll remember the trio for their hits like their 1976 debut “Back to Africa”, which was number one in the UK reggae chart, and “Don’t Turn Around”, which charted internationally.


Early bird tickets are AED195, it’s AED225 for regular and AED495 for brunch on Jumeirah Creekside Hotel terrace from 8-11pm.

Tickets available from The Irish Village

When: From 5pm on Friday, October 26
Where: The Irish Village and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

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