Because of Oz

Rocker brothers Zane Penn and Ty Penshorn talk about their homeland before marking Australia Day with a rip-roaring show in Dubai this evening

By (Adam Zacharias)

Published: Tue 26 Jan 2010, 6:29 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 12:33 PM

Celebrate Australia day tonight with a bumper party at Le Meridien Dubai, combining fine food, drink and music to honour the land Down Under.

Dubai’s Aussie expats and anyone else who fancies a good time is welcome to join the jamboree – commemorating the first 11 convict ships landing on Australian shores from Britain in 1788.

Fittingly, the Meridien Village Terrace restaurant will be serving all manner of barbecue food, as well as a veggie option.

Entertainment on the night will be provided by Brisbane brothers Zane Penn and Ty Penshorn – two longtime rockers who have supported the likes of Mick Jagger and boast a huge setlist of classics from the land of plenty.

City Times spoke to Zane, flying in especially for the show, and Ty, a Dubai resident (but for not much longer).


What: Australia Day with Zane Penn and Ty Penshorn

Where: Meridien Village Terrace, Le Meridien Dubai

When: Tuesday, January 26, buffet from 8pm to 11pm

Cost: Dhs220 with regular beverages, Dhs449 with special beverages

Tickets and more info: Call 04 702 2455


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