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Full Line-Up Announced For Desert Rock Festival 2009

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The organizer of Desert Rock Festival, Center Stage Management, has announced its full line-up for its sixth edition, held at Dubai Festival City on Friday, March 6, 2009. Six international heavy metal bands will dominate the stage providing seven hours of live music, supported by two lucky bands chosen from competitions running across the globe.

The line-up for this year’s Desert Rock Festival will feature Motörhead, Arch Enemy, Opeth, ChimaIra, August Burns Red, Nervecell and two yet-named bands.

This marks Motorhead’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.

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.

Desert Rock tickets on sale on www.timeouttickets.com and +971 (0)4 339 05 50
Ticket price : 250 AED, inclusive of shuttle bus service, transporting festival goers from different locations to Dubai Festival City and back.

Source: JorZine

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1. gerome writes:

metallica?????

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Netromancer writes:

Doubtful. But with Opeth there, honestly who needs them?

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3. Jenny writes:

Motörhead and Arch Enemy are where it's at.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Netromancer writes:

Yeah, 2 other bands I would enjoy as well. Didnt mean to put them down. Opeth is my favorite band though.

# Jan 7, 2009 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. gerome writes:

metallica=big ticket sales;oppurtunity 4 DDRF to b recognized as 1 of the loudest fests in the world same in UK & US..the line-up for DDRF 09 is great!..but putting metallica is huge!!!!

# Jan 9, 2009 @ 1:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. bbristowe writes:

Keep your fingers crossed. Things are pretty heaty over their.

# Jan 9, 2009 @ 5:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. MBR writes:

DUDE opeth, nerve cell, are comin no one else that famouse coming, anyways rock on metallica

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. MSK writes:

Line-up is awesome, but isn't this supposed to be a 2 day event?

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Netromancer writes:

I didn't see Metallica even mentioned here. I don't see why anyone would assume they would be in the line-up.

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10. brandedcfh420 writes:

because the metalli-sheep think any big concert that doesnt have metallica on it will not be a good concert.....

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. clown writes:

metallica will not be in this line-up for sure, they are like 10x bigger than desert rock but i can see it coming. Metallica live in Dubai..hell yeah!

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12. SHREDDER13 writes:

branded - lmao!!....now that's what I call a stealth attack!

\m/ "Burning Angel" by Arch Enemy \m/

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13. jouden777 writes:

f***kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.........opeth..yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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