A legendary New Year’s night in Dubai

A legendary New Year’s night in Dubai

The Jacksons to headline New Year’s Eve concert alongside Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, Kathy Sledge and Nile Rodgers

By Mohamad Kadry (senior Reporter)

Published: Mon 17 Nov 2014, 9:23 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 8:22 PM

 Living legend Gloria Gaynor is sure to bring the house down with her most famous hit I Will Survive.- Supplied photo

Living legend Gloria Gaynor is sure to bring the house down with her most famous hit I Will Survive.- Supplied photo

With the help of a few living legends, Dubai is set to be transformed into one giant Disco themed party come New Year’s Eve.

An incredible line up of performers will descend on Dubai Media City Amphitheater on December 31 for an eight-hour MasterJam concert that will be headlined by music’s most famous family, the Jacksons.

But the night will also belong to the ladies as powerhouse vocalists Chaka Khan and R&B diva Gloria Gaynor join the bill. Other artists flying in for the epic show include Grammy award-winning artist/producer Nile Rodgers with Chic, Incognito, Jocelyn Brown and Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge fame, alongside a 24 piece orchestra.

After performing in Abu Dhabi in 2012, the Jackson brothers - Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie - will be giving fans another taste of their biggest hits including I Want You Back, ABC and I’ll Be There. A tribute to their late brother Michael is another show highlight that fans can expect to see.

The Queen of Funk herself Chaka Khan - a ten time Grammy award winner - will be delighting guests with her favourite classics including I’m Every Woman, Tell me Something Good and Through the Fire, a song given new life when it was sampled by Kanye West for his debut single . At the age of 61, Khan has managed to sell more than 70 million records making her one of the most successful artists in music.

Soul legend Gloria Gaynor, who has been enjoying a career resurgence in recent years, will undoubtedly bring the house down with her timeless dance anthem I Will Survive. The blistering and incomparable Incognito are also set to take the stage with favourites such as Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing, where they’ll be joined by soul shaker Jocelyn Brown for classic performances including Always There and Somebody Else’s Guy. Sister Sledge’s Kathy Sledge will bring her own brand of classic disco with Lost In Music, We Are Family and more.

Tickets go on sale November 20 starting at Dhs295, available from www.masterjam.ae/.


More news from City Times