Funk pop legend Bruno Mars is bringing his epic hit factory to Abu Dhabi to perform as part of the New Year’s Eve festival, Resolution.
The show will take place on December 31st 2019, at du Arena on Yas Island as part of Resolution by Night. It represents one half of a mega festival to ring in 202o, followed by Resolution by Day on 1st January 2019.
Bruno Mars is one of the biggest forces in contemporary music, as prolific as he is lauded. Wikipedia currently puts his major accolade tally at 11 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, four Guinness World Records, nine American and 10 Soul Train Music Awards. And he’s only 33. We not sure whether to swoon or vomit into a bin with furious envy.
Best known for his tracks ‘Just the Way You Are’ (Dubai Week fact – a member of the editorial team used an instrumental version of this song as their wedding march); ’24K Magic’ (Dubai’s unofficial theme song); ‘Versace on the Floor‘ (which isn’t about the Medusa head on the lobby floor in the Palazzo Versace here in Dubai); ‘Lazy Song’ the universally recognised anthem for a rota’d day off; and the spectacular Mark Ronson collaboration, Uptown Funk – which, reset the course the pop music almost overnight.
Your boy can sing, and your boy can dance. He is perhaps the best example of male pop royalty in the industry today, which means he alone would be enough reason to purchase a ticket.
But, the entertainment company behind the festival, Flash Entertainment, described Bruno Mars as ‘headlining’ and being ‘part of’ the night time event. Which, call us conspiracy peddlers, but if you follow wild tram lines of conjecture for a moment, it does kinda sound like there may be other acts still to be announced.
Tickets prices for Resolution By Night start at AED 350 and go on sale from midday today (16th September). Golden Circle tickets start at AED 1,150 and priority access tickets will be available from AED 650. With 20 per cent off for du customers (for 48 hours only). Once live, you’ll be able to purchase the tickets through www.tickemaster.ae.
Those buying tickets for the Mars gig will also get a 50 per cent discount on the Resolution by Day festivities at the same venue on 1st January 2020. Priced at AED 50 for adults and AED 20 for kids.
From 2pm-10pm there’s a family-friendly carnival of fun, including a 300m long inflatable castle with over 40 obstacles, an 18-metre ‘Mega Slide’, a ‘Tunnel of Love’ and ‘The Bouncy Cage of Doom.’
And what better way to kick off 2020 than in a Bouncy Cage of Doom. Start as you mean to go on we say.
There’s also stage entertainment in the form of live theatrical shows, and magic by cheeky funster, Magic Phil.
We’d catch a grenade for these tickets. But fortunately ‘operational human shield’ is not prerequisite. They’re available through official stockists, Ticket Master.
The event kicks off at 6pm on 31st December, at du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.