The Bahrain Jazz Festival is returning to the Kingdom for the third year in a row – and is set to be headlined by a ten-time Grammy nominated jazz band. Spyro Gyra, who hail from Buffalo, New York, are set to perform at the event on November 1 alongside 12 other artists.These include three popular Bahraini bands The Relocators, Jack Rabbit Slims and This Might Be Jazz.
As well as these established performers, a second community stage will feature all the best up-and-coming bands that could be headlining in the future.
The family-friendly event, held at the Royal Golf Club, will last from 11am to 11pm and there will plenty of food trucks, markets and children’s tents to keep the little ones entertained.
Last year, around 5,000 people from across Bahrain and other Gulf states attended, and organisers are hoping this year will draw an even bigger crowd.
Festival Principal Michael Goodger said, “We are delighted to be a partner in Bahrain’s international jazz festival which promises to be a fun day for the whole family, with unique on-site activities catering to all ages and some truly landmark musical talents on display.
“I don’t doubt that people in Bahrain and across the GCC will be marking their calendar for this year’s must-attend event.”
This year, organisers are introducing a cashless wristband payment system to make ordering food and beverages easier and quicker than before.
In the build-up to the main event, there will be a number of free concerts including one at the A’Ali Mall on September 20, and another at the Virgin Megastore in Bahrain City Centre on September 27.
Tickets are BHD21 for adults, but you can get 20 percent off if you buy from the Virgin Megastore online before September 27. BHD21 (adults), BHD10.5 (juniors), free (under six). Fri Nov 1 11am-11pm. Royal Golf Club, Road 96, Mazrowiah (1775 1266).